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US Navy F-4 Phantom II Pilot Randy Cunningham recalls the epic 1 V 1 dogfight that made him America’s First Ace Pilot since Korean War
Cold War Era / MiG Killers / Military Aviation
US Navy F-4 Phantom II Pilot Randy Cunningham recalls the epic 1 V 1 dogfight that made him America’s First Ace Pilot since Korean War
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Here’s why before TOPGUN, Navy F-4 Phantom II fighter crews in Vietnam managed only a 2.5:1 kill ratio versus Soviet-built MiG-17 and MiG-21 fighters
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Here’s why before TOPGUN, Navy F-4 Phantom II fighter crews in Vietnam managed only a 2.5:1 kill ratio versus Soviet-built MiG-17 and MiG-21 fighters
The Odyssey of Bat 21, Part One: the most famous EB-66 loss
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The Odyssey of Bat 21: the most famous EB-66 loss
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‘CH-47 crews can land the Chinook on water, shut down, climb up on top for a photo, then get back in, start up and take off.’ CH-47 pilot lists 14 Amazing Facts about Chinook Helicopter
Helicopters / Military Aviation
‘CH-47 crews can land the Chinook on water, shut down, climb up on top for a photo, then get back in, start up and take off.’ CH-47 pilot lists 14 Amazing Facts about Chinook Helicopter
Did you know that even though the A-3 Skywarrior didn’t have a bombsight was the most accurate dive bomber during the Vietnam War?
Aviation Humor / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Did you know that even though the A-3 Skywarrior didn’t have a bombsight was the most accurate dive bomber during the Vietnam War?
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The dogfight where US Navy A-1 Skyraider attack aircraft scored 1 confirmed and 2 probable MiG Kills
Cold War Era / MiG Killers / Military Aviation
The dogfight where US Navy A-1 Skyraider attack aircraft scored 1 confirmed and 2 probable MiG Kills
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The story of the SR-71 Blackbird that pitched up and collided with a KC-135Q tanker during an air refueling over El Paso
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 RSO recalls when a KC-135Q Stratotanker flew unprotected into Northern Laos to save his Blackbird after it had a Double-Engine Flameout
VF-51 Screaming Eagles F-4 Phantom II’s Flamboyant Markings in Vietnam were devised to be a magnet for enemy MiGs
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
VF-51 Screaming Eagles F-4 Phantom II’s Flamboyant Markings in Vietnam were devised to be a magnet for enemy MiGs
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US Navy A-7 pilot recalls when a Corsair II driver used a $40K AGM-62 Walleye to destroy a $2K broken-down pickup truck blocking a road intersection during the Vietnam War
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
US Naval Aviator recalls when a fellow A-7 Corsair II pilot used a $40K AGM-62 Walleye to destroy a $2K broken-down pickup truck blocking a road intersection during the Vietnam War
The night carrier landing where a US Navy F-4 had both main landing gear tires blown after snagging the one wire in mid-flight and impacting on top of the third arresting wire
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
A nightmare of the worst order: the US Navy F-4 pilot who caught #1 Wire on his RIO last night carrier landing
US Navy A-1 pilot recalls when his section of Skyraider attack aircraft shot down a North Vietnamese MiG-17 fighter jet
Aviation History / Cold War Era / MiG Killers / Military Aviation
US Navy A-1 pilot recalls when his section of Skyraider attack aircraft shot down a North Vietnamese MiG-17 fighter jet
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The VF-142 F-4B that was able to make an emergency landing aboard USS Ranger after her radome was destroyed by Vietnamese AAA
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The VF-142 F-4B that was able to make an emergency landing aboard USS Ranger after her radome was destroyed by Vietnamese AAA
The story behind the famed photo of a MiG-17 having a Tail Strike after completing a Loop during an Airshow (the Aircraft landed with very Minor Damage)
Airshows / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story of the famed photo of when a MiG-17 had a Tail Strike after completing a Loop during an Airshow (the Aircraft landed with very Minor Damage)
Photograph of Capt. Allen Lamb (l) and Capt. Jack Donovan (r) snapped just before they took off on the first kill mission.
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
“Wild Weasel sighted SAM site—Destroyed same.” The story of Wild Weasel’s First Kill
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3 reasons why Legendary Ace Robin Olds hated F-4 Phantom II gun pod
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / Weapons
3 reasons why Legendary Ace Robin Olds hated F-4 Phantom II gun pod
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C-130 Hercules
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
C-130 Spare 617 landed safely after the cargo compartment caught fire, 2 ammo pallets exploded mid-air, 87 rounds hit its right side and engines 3 and 4 took 12 rounds of 51-cal shells
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