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The story of the RC-135 Spy Plane that was diverted to intercept a Soviet Tu-95 bomber because no fighters were on alert. The RC-135 was renamed FC-135.
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of the RC-135 Spy Plane that was diverted to intercept a Soviet Tu-95 bomber because no fighters were on alert. The RC-135 was renamed FC-135.
In the wake of Egypt’s cancellation of Su-35 deal with Russia, Israel tries to persuade the US to approve the sale of F-15 Advanced Eagle fighter jets to Cairo
Military Aviation
Boeing is concerned about the ability of Indonesia to pay for the F-15EX Eagle II fighter jets
Former SR-71 Pilot and now Reverend recalls when his Blackbird had a double-engine flame-out at Mach 3. He was able to Restart the Engines after it Fell for 25,000 Feet.
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
‘The SR-71 limiting speed as configured would be about Mach 3.55 so long as you don’t exceed 427C.’ Former Blackbird pilot gives some interesting details about SR-71 top speed.
Cool video shows special painted F-15E Strike Eagle that celebrates 48th Fighter Wing’s 70th anniversary in the Mach Loop
Military Aviation
Cool video shows special painted F-15E Strike Eagle that celebrates 48th Fighter Wing’s 70th anniversary in the Mach Loop
South Korea Christens the F-35A “Freedom Knight”
Military Aviation
South Korea scrambles 80 fighter jets, including F-35A Lightning II stealth aircraft, after detecting 180 North Korean warplanes near border, military says
USAF KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft draws ‘sky penis’ near Syria’s Tartus — Russia’s naval facility in the Mediterranean
Military Aviation
USAF KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft draws ‘sky penis’ near Syria’s Tartus — Russia’s naval facility in the Mediterranean
The story of the KC-135 Stratotanker that lowered its landing gear and idled its engines to slow down enough to tow an F-4 Phantom II experiencing mechanical issues over the Atlantic
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story of the KC-135 Stratotanker that lowered its landing gear and idled its engines to slow down enough to tow an F-4 Phantom II experiencing mechanical issues over the Atlantic
USAF to deploy B-52 bombers to RAAF Base Tindal, Australia, amid heightened tensions between the US and China
Military Aviation
USAF to deploy B-52 bombers to RAAF Base Tindal, Australia, amid heightened tensions between the US and China
F-15 Eagle Vs F-22 Raptor: Fighter Pilot who flew both explains why the F-22 versus the F-15 is like having two Football Teams against each other and one of them [the Raptor] is invisible
Military Aviation
USAF rotating about a dozen F-22 Raptor stealth fighters into Kadena Air Base as F-15C Eagles begin withdrawal
U-2 Vs SR-71: former USAF Avionics Technician explains why the Dragon Lady still flies spy missions while the Blackbird had been retired
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
U-2 Vs SR-71: former USAF Avionics Technician explains why the Dragon Lady still flies spy missions while the Blackbird had been retired
USAF to begin withdrawing F-15s from Kadena in November. As the Eagles retire, the service will rotate newer and more advanced fourth- and fifth-generation fighters to take their place.
Military Aviation
USAF to begin withdrawing F-15s from Kadena in November. As the Eagles retire, the service will rotate newer and more advanced fourth- and fifth-generation fighters to take their place.
SR-71 Pilot tells the story of when his Blackbird flew So Fast that He and his RSO arrived at Beale AFB almost a Day Before They Left Kadena AB
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
SR-71 pilot recalls that time his Blackbird flew so fast that he and his RSO Landed at Beale AFB almost a Day Before They Took Off from Kadena AB
Did you know the “extreme blending” of the futuristic XP-67 has been used in B-1 and B-2 bombers for their low observability properties? How the World War II prototype interceptor Moonbat influenced frontline types
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Did you know the “extreme blending” of the futuristic XP-67 has been used in B-1 and B-2 bombers for their low observability properties? How the World War II prototype interceptor Moonbat influenced frontline types.
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Former U-2 pilot tells the story of the Soviet submarine that almost fired a nuclear torpedo at a US Navy ship during the Cuban Missile Crisis
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Former U-2 pilot tells the story of the Soviet submarine that almost fired a nuclear torpedo at a US Navy ship during the Cuban Missile Crisis
With CERP the B-52 will get an APU made by Honeywell and will no longer require an external cart nor gunpowder cartridges for starting up its engines
Military Aviation
With CERP the B-52 will get an APU made by Honeywell and will no longer require an external cart nor gunpowder cartridges for starting up its engines
"Low thrust, Not enough thrust, Engines that don't generate enough thrust." Former A-10 pilot explains why the engines are the biggest weakness of the Warthog.
Aviation Humor / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
“Low thrust, Not enough thrust, Engines that don’t generate enough thrust.” Former A-10 pilot explains why the engines are the biggest weakness of the Warthog.
SR-71 RSO tells the story behind this video of a Blackbird creating ’13 Fireballs’ during Air Fete Air Show 1986 at RAF Mildenhall
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Did you know the SR-71 crew set off controlled explosions using Triethylborane (the most dangerous material after fissionable nuclear material) to start the Blackbird engines?
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