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[Video] When a US Navy F-14 Tomcat Shot Down a USAF RF-4C Phantom II – The Aviation Geek Club

September 23, 2021

The video in this post features the HUD footage of a US Navy F-14 Tomcat shooting down a USAF RF-4C Phantom II on Sep. 22, 1987 during NATO Exercise Display Determination 87 over the Mediterranean. The shocking video in this post features the Head-Up-Display (HUD) footage of a US Navy F-14 Tomcat shooting down a …

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US Navy to test first upgraded former Swiss Air Force F-5N+ at NAS Patuxent River – The Aviation Geek Club

September 23, 2021

Upon successful completion of test, the program office will use these upgrades as a major element in the conversion of the 16 F-5E and six F-5F aircraft the US Navy recently acquired from the Swiss Air Force. The Navy’s Specialized and Proven Aircraft program office (PMA-226) recently delivered the first F-5N aircraft to Naval Air …

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Famous pilot and historian Walter J. Boyne explains why the 10:1 victory loss ratio of USAF F-86 pilots against MiG-15 pilots during the Korean War was just propaganda – The Aviation Geek Club

September 22, 2021

The MiGs were so good that in October 1951, they succeeded where the pilots of the Luftwaffe had failed in World War II: they inflicted such losses on the B-29s that the Air Force was forced to abandon daylight bombing missions and use the Superfortresses only at night for the rest of the war. Between …

Famous pilot and historian Walter J. Boyne explains why the 10:1 victory loss ratio of USAF F-86 pilots against MiG-15 pilots during the Korean War was just propaganda – The Aviation Geek Club Read More »

The announcement of the contract for new B-52 Engines is imminent – The Aviation Geek Club

September 22, 2021

Lt. Gen. Duke Z. Richardson, top US Air Force (USAF) uniformed acquisition official, said that the award of the B-52 Commercial Engine Replacement Program (CERP) is “imminent.” Senior service acquisition officials reported on Sep. 21, 2021 that the contract to re-engine the B-52 bomber should be awarded by the end of this month. As reported …

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[Video] 354th Fighter Squadron Pilots Land A-10s at Fort McCoy, receive Unprepared Surface Landing certification – The Aviation Geek Club

September 21, 2021

The cool video in this post features pilots from the Air Force’s 354th Fighter Squadron “Bulldogs” out of Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., landing A-10s at the Young Air Assault Strip at Fort McCoy, Wis. Taken on May 22, 2021 but released on Sep. 14, 2021 the cool video in this post features pilots from the US …

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How outdated WWII tactics and Soviet-manned North Vietnamese SAM Systems led to the shooting down of 15 B-52 bombers during Operation Linebacker II – The Aviation Geek Club

September 21, 2021

Seventy-five Airmen died supporting the operation, 33 of whom died in the 15 downed B-52 Stratofortress bombers – the primary bomber flown during Operation Linebacker II. From Dec. 18 to Dec. 29, 1972, Andersen Air Force Base (AFB) launched 729 sorties against 34 targets in North Vietnam as part of Operation Linebacker II. Andersen became …

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Tu-160 Blackjack Vs B-1 Lancer: Copy or Not? – The Aviation Geek Club

September 20, 2021

Sure enough, the Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack and the Rockwell International B-1 Lancer look quite similar at first glance. Sure enough, the Tupolev Tu-160 (NATO reporting name: Blackjack) and the Rockwell International B-1 look quite similar at first glance. Much has been said about the apparent Soviet custom of copying Western designs; this postulate is rooted …

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Meet the LMXT: Lockheed Martin’s proposal for America’s Next Strategic Tanker (based on Airbus A330 MRTT) – The Aviation Geek Club

September 20, 2021

The LMXT, the new Lockheed Martin strategic tanker, builds on the combat-proven design of the Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT). Offered in response to the US Air Force’s KC-Y Program, the LMXT complements the US Air Force’s tanker capabilities by providing the most advanced aerial refueler to meet America’s immediate and long-term mission …

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Prowler Trouble: the EA-6B ALQ-99 jamming pods emissions caused the RHAW gear of F-14s to go crazy during Operation Desert Storm – The Aviation Geek Club

September 19, 2021

EA-6B Prowler crews were prohibited from deploying the full power of ALQ-99 during peacetime exercises. While many assessments about what specific aircraft types can or cannot do are based on experiences from realistic exercises, there are always crucial areas of performance that can never be ‘tested’ in peace. One of these was the full power …

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The secret life of SR-71 #755: the first Blackbird to use the Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar System to photograph Soviet Submarines – The Aviation Geek Club

September 19, 2021

SR-71 #955 was a test bird destined to spend her flying career in the US, primarily in Southern California. But this Blackbird had a secret life. Like all SR-71 Blackbird spy planes with tail numbers below 958, #955 was never used for any operational missions. According to Habu.org in fact, the first 6 SR-71As were …

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Famous pilot and historian Walter J. Boyne explains why the 10:1 victory loss ratio of USAF F-86 pilots against MiG-15 pilots during the Korean War was just propaganda – The Aviation Geek Club
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The story of the RAF Hurricane pilot who rammed a Luftwaffe Do 17 bomber and saved Buckingham Palace – The Aviation Geek Club
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Robert Powell, the first pilot to clock 1,000 hours in the SR-71 Blackbird, passed away – The Aviation Geek Club
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The forgotten story of when Pan Am evaluated the Concorde and its crews pushed it to Mach 2.6 – The Aviation Geek Club
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B-52 maintainer explains how heavy maintenance is helping the iconic BUFF to stay in service forever – The Aviation Geek Club
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The story of the YA-10B (formerly Night/Adverse Weather A-10) the only the only two-seat Warthog ever built – The Aviation Geek Club

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