All posts tagged 'Cold War'

The Oxcart Story: Frank Murray flying the Lockheed A-12 for the CIA’s Operation Black Shield

Posted on July 17th, 2018 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

CIA A-12 pilot Lt. Col. Frank Murray (USAF retired) was assigned to Area 51 during CIA A-12 Project Oxcart, and was one of six CIA pilots chosen to fly surveillance missions in the A-12 at Mach-3 and 90,000 ft. over Southeast Asia during Operation Black Shield. Video is copyrighted by..
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Brian Shul on piloting the SR-71

Posted on August 10th, 2017 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

In this talk at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Vietnam-era attack pilot and retired Air Force major Brian Shul, author of “Sled Driver: Flying the World’s Fastest Jet,” reveals fascinating details of piloting the SR-71. Using his rare aviation slides and stories as a vehicle, he tells a broader inspired story..
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Great Planes: The Convair B-36 Peacemaker

Posted on December 31st, 2016 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

While the B-36 remained in the USAF fleet until 1959, it was quickly surpassed by the B-47 Stratojet and then the B-52 Stratfortress as the USAF’s strategic long-range bomber. By 1959, the B-36 was no longer in service and the 384 aircraft that were built were sent to the bone..
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The F-106 ‘Cornfield Bomber’

Posted on January 25th, 2015 · Posted in Aviation News

The “Cornfield Bomber” was a Convair F-106 Delta Dart, operated by the 71st Fighter-Interceptor Squadron of the United States Air Force, that made an unpiloted landing in a farmer’s field in Montana, suffering only minor damage, after the pilot had ejected from the aircraft. The aircraft, recovered and repaired, was..
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Sentinels Special Edition CD

Posted on August 29th, 2014 · Posted in