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This Naval Aviator Nearly-Fatally Wounded Himself to Convince North Vietnamese that He Was Willing to Die rather than to Capitulate to Their Demands
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
This Naval Aviator Nearly-Fatally Wounded Himself to Convince North Vietnamese that He Was Willing to Die rather than to Capitulate to Their Demands
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Huey crew members explain why UH-1 helicopters (almost) always flew with doors open during the Vietnam War
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Helicopters / Military Aviation
Huey crew members explain why UH-1 helicopters (almost) always flew with doors open during the Vietnam War
USAF controller recalls when he directed two F-102s to shoot down a fully loaded F-4 that flew towards Chinese border after its crew ejected (The Phantom II ran out of fuel and crashed in the Gulf of Tonkin)
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
USAF controller recalls when he directed two F-102s to shoot down a fully loaded F-4 that flew towards Chinese border after its crew ejected (The Phantom II ran out of fuel and crashed in the Gulf of Tonkin)
When China took control of the Paracel Islands after defeating South Vietnam (The US did not lend help to the South Vietnamese)
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / Naval Warfare
When China took control of the Paracel Islands after defeating South Vietnam (The US did not lend help to the South Vietnamese)
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The Story of the KC-135 Stratotanker pilot that went into a 20-degree dive to refuel a flamed out F-105 Thunderchief
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The Story of the KC-135 Stratotanker pilot that went into a 20-degree dive to refuel a flamed out F-105 Thunderchief
US Army OV-1 pilot explains how he was able to shoot down a North Vietnamese MiG-17 by means of his Mohawk’s rockets and gun
Cold War Era / MiG Killers / Military Aviation
US Army OV-1 pilot explains how he was able to shoot down a North Vietnamese MiG-17 by means of his Mohawk’s rockets and gun
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The story behind the Wolf Pack F-16 sporting a special tail flash honoring Robin Olds’ F-4C Phantom II
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The story behind the Wolf Pack F-16 sporting a special tail flash honoring Robin Olds’ F-4C Phantom II
Vietnam War AH-1 pilot who lifted four US Army soldiers clinging to the Cobra’s skids and rocket pods out of harm’s way received the Medal of Honor
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Helicopters / Military Aviation
Vietnam War AH-1 pilot who lifted four US Army soldiers clinging to the Cobra’s skids and rocket pods out of harm’s way received the Medal of Honor
US Navy selects Commercial Dismantlement plan to dismantle and dispose USS Enterprise (CVN-65), the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier
Aircraft Carriers / Military Aviation
US Navy selects Commercial Dismantlement plan to dismantle and dispose USS Enterprise (CVN-65), the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier
USS Midway Sailor recalls when during a typhoon 35 planes (a mix of F-4s, A-6s and A-7s) successfully landed at night on the carrier. Their crews never saw the ship once.
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The crews never saw the ship once! USS Midway Sailor recalls when during a typhoon 35 planes (a mix of F-4s, A-6s and A-7s) successfully landed at night on the carrier.
The A-7 missions during the Korean Tree Incident, the trimming of a tree in the DMZ that separated North and South Korea that nearly started a nuclear war
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The A-7 missions during the Korean Tree Incident, the trimming of a tree in the DMZ that separated North and South Korea that nearly started a nuclear war
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North Vietnamese Air Defenses hit one Blackbird Mach 3 Spy Plane: the story of the A-12 damaged by SAM debris
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Two Blackbird Mach 3 Spy Planes were Hit by North Vietnamese Air Defenses: one A-12 was hit with shrapnel, another Oxcart was damaged by SAM debris
The day a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker saved six US Navy jets over the Gulf of Tonkin
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The day a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker saved six US Navy jets over the Gulf of Tonkin
A US Navy F-4 scored the first Official US Aerial Victory of the Vietnam War against a Chinese MiG-17. But it remained unconfirmed for many years. Here’s why.
Aviation History / Cold War Era / MiG Killers / Military Aviation
A US Navy F-4 scored the first Official US Aerial Victory of the Vietnam War against a Chinese MiG-17. But it remained unconfirmed for many years. Here’s why.
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The forgotten, incredible story of the only time the two-seat TA-4F Skyhawk went combat from a carrier flightdeck
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The forgotten, incredible story of the only time the two-seat TA-4F Skyhawk went to combat from a carrier flightdeck
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Vietnam War AH-1 pilot who lifted four US Army soldiers clinging to the Cobra’s skids and rocket pods out of harm’s way to receive the Medal of Honor
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Helicopters / Military Aviation
Vietnam War AH-1 pilot who lifted four US Army soldiers clinging to the Cobra’s skids and rocket pods out of harm’s way to receive the Medal of Honor
F-105Ds
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
F-105 pilot explains how the SAC bomber philosophy imposed to Thud crews contributed to the F-105’s high loss rate over Vietnam
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