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Two KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft have set a new endurance mission record of 72 hours demonstrating multi-day tanker mission generation capabilities
Military Aviation
Two KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft have set a new endurance mission record of 72 hours demonstrating multi-day tanker mission generation capabilities
Here’s why R2-D2, the SR-71 Astroinertial Navigation System, was essential for Blackbird mission
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Here’s why R2-D2, the SR-71 Astroinertial Navigation System, was essential for Blackbird mission
F-4 inverted tanker
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
During the Vietnam War a fully loaded USAF F-4 Phantom II went inverted on a tanker at night in a thunderstorm
USAF pilot recalls the night’s mission where the terrain-following radar of several F-111 attack aircraft failed to work
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
USAF pilot recalls the night’s mission where the terrain-following radar of several F-111 attack aircraft failed to work
C-17 Globemaster III crew planned and executed demo within 24 hours
Airshows / Military Aviation
C-17 Globemaster III crew planned and executed demo within 24 hours
The Great Shoot-off: US Naval Aviator tells the story of the huge DACT session where many F-14s faced many F-15s (Spoiler: The Tomcats scored a lot of simulated kills against the Eagles)
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
The Great Shoot-off: US Naval Aviator tells the story of the huge DACT session where many F-14s faced many F-15s (Spoiler: The Tomcats scored a lot of simulated kills against the Eagles)
During recent sinking exercise USS Boone frigate was hit by 2 SM-6 missiles, 3 Harpoon missiles, 4 Paveway IV PGMs, 2 Martlet missiles and 2 JDAMs. She had to be scuttled with sub-launched munition and Explosive Ordnance Disposal live charges.
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
During recent sinking exercise USS Boone frigate was hit by 2 SM-6 missiles, 3 Harpoon missiles, 4 Paveway IV PGMs, 2 Martlet missiles and 2 JDAMs. She had to be scuttled with sub-launched munition and Explosive Ordnance Disposal live charges.
‘The XB-70 flies less Mach 3 time than the YF-12, but the Valkyrie loses pieces that are bigger than the Blackbird.’ The Mach 3 rivalry between the YF-12 and the XB-70.
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
‘The XB-70 flies less Mach 3 time than the YF-12, but when it flies at Mach 3 the Valkyrie loses pieces that are bigger than the Blackbird.’ The Mach 3 rivalry between the YF-12 and the XB-70.
End of an Era: last 493rd Fighter Squadron commander of the Eagle era recalls the last years of the Mighty F-15C at RAF Lakenheath
Aviation History / Military Aviation
End of an Era: last 493rd Fighter Squadron commander of the Eagle era recalls the last years of the Mighty F-15C at RAF Lakenheath
The B-36 Peacemaker was so Huge that it transported the XB-58 Hustler prototype
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The B-36 Peacemaker was so Huge that it transported the XB-58 Hustler prototype
USAF wants to install a small nuclear reactor at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska
Military Aviation
USAF wants to install a small nuclear reactor at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska
USAF F-15 fighter jet shot down an Iranian Mojer-6 UAV over Iraq
Drones / Military Aviation
USAF F-15 fighter jet shot down an Iranian Mojer-6 UAV over Iraq
Tagboard Flyers: the story of the B-52 bombers that carried the D-21 Mach 3 ramjet-powered reconnaissance drones
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Tagboard Flyers: the story of the B-52 bombers that carried the D-21 Mach 3 ramjet-powered reconnaissance drones
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B-52 pilot describes how BUFF aircrews trained to fly a Stratofortress low level sortie against Soviets
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
B-52 pilot describes how BUFF aircrews trained to fly a Stratofortress low level sortie against Soviets
Sponsored by: Schiffer Military
USAF Special Operations CV-22 Osprey stuck in the nature reserve on a Norwegian island has been lifted out
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
USAF Special Operations CV-22 Osprey stuck in the nature reserve on a Norwegian island has been lifted out
EF-111A EWO explains why the Raven aerial kill scored during Operation Desert Storm was a low-altitude maneuvering kill and not an F-15C air-to-air victory
Aviation History / MiG Killers / Military Aviation
EF-111A EWO explains why the Raven aerial kill scored during Operation Desert Storm was a low-altitude maneuvering kill and not an F-15C air-to-air victory
B-52 Stratofortress Commercial Engine Replacement Program completed wind tunnel testing
Military Aviation
B-52 Stratofortress Commercial Engine Replacement Program completed wind tunnel testing
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