Cold War Era

Image of an F-15 firing an ASM-135A ASAT at Death Star released on Star Wars Day remember us that the mighty Eagle was the only US aircraft to destroy a satellite – The Aviation Geek Club

Image of an F-15 firing an ASM-135A ASAT at Death Star released on Star Wars Day remember us that the mighty Eagle was the only US aircraft to destroy a satellite – The Aviation Geek Club …

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Former RA-5C Pilot explains why Vigilante’s drivers were a sort of Superman – The Aviation Geek Club

The RA-5C Vigilante had a fearsome reputation among pilots. Indeed, there were cases of officers turning down orders to an RVAH squadron out of fear of the aeroplane. Developed from the A-5 nuclear bomber, the RA-5C Vigilante was the largest and fastest aeroplane to ever operate from the deck of an aircraft carrier. The operational …

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The story of Roy ‘Outlaw’ Cash, the first US Navy RIO to re-train as a pilot who scored the first MiG kill for the F-4J and VF-33 – The Aviation Geek Club

The story of Roy ‘Outlaw’ Cash, the first US Navy RIO to re-train as a pilot who scored the first MiG kill for the F-4J and VF-33 – The Aviation Geek Club …

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The story of NASA F-8 Crusader Oblique Wing Test Aircraft that never was – The Aviation Geek Club

Fortunately, the program was dropped before it got to the stage of actually configuring one of NASA’s F-8s with an oblique wing. Ascetically, it would have been a truly horrible thing to do to the “last of the gunfighters!” One of the most capable fighters of the post-World War II era, the F-8 Crusader was …

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