Today, the Cold War is remembered for bringing the world to the brink of global war, often personified by an apocalyptic nuclear exchange or a massive conventional war over West Germany. Though NATO and Soviet forces maintained a readiness to fight on land, sea and air throughout the Cold War, it is largely unknown that […]Read more "MiG-105, the Soviet Space Fighter"
Sightings of strange objects in the sky have been reported since the beginning of time, and have been attributed to anything from angels to aliens to secret aircraft. There was a time however during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s when a wave of strange sightings swept the United States. These weren’t sightings of aliens […]Read more "Mystery Airship Sightings"
The Vietnam War is particularly notable for how, despite the long time that has passed since the war’s end, there are some legends from the war that persists today. There is the controversy regarding Robert Garwood, there were the legends regarding Soviet advisors and “white Viet Cong,” the effects of Agent Orange, etc. One legend, […]Read more "Did the Legendary Colonel Tomb Actually Exist?"
The SR-71 Blackbird had been utilized by the United States from 1964 until its retirement in 1998. Aside from its duties as a spy plane and being able to do things such as take photographs of the Soviet Union, the SR-71 also set numerous speed records, such as its still-standing record of 2,193mph from 1976. […]Read more "SR-72, The Son Of Blackbird"
The technological superiority of the United States of America was a major factor in the defeat of communism and ending the Cold War. Developments such as spy planes which photographed otherwise unreachable areas, stealth aircraft, etc. While there are numerous rumors of American aircraft developments such as the Aurora (covered in a previous article) that […]Read more "What Is The Russian Ayaks Aircraft?"
Stealth aircraft developed by the United States Air Force, such as the U-2 and the SR-71 Blackbird, played crucial roles as spy planes during the Cold War. Today, such stealth aircraft (as well as the F-22 Raptor, F-35, B-2 Spirit and F-117 Nighthawk) are all highly publicized due to their roles in conflicts such as […]Read more "The Mystery Of The Aurora Aircraft"
The SR-71 Blackbird, developed from the A-12 aircraft, first flew in 1964 until it was eventually retired in 1998. A high-altitude spy plane, the SR-71 has held the Air Speed Record since 1976 for flying 2,193mph, could fly 26,000 miles high, and was used during the Cold War to take surveillance photographs of targets within […]Read more "A Flying Relic of the Cold War"