Cold War (1947-1991)

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Canadian MiG available for passenger flights

Canada’s Waterloo Warbirds are offering flight experiences in two-seat Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15UTI Natasha…

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Top Secret 'Operation Jiu Jitsu'

In early 1952, preparations were well advanced for an audacious Cold War operation, as Sqn Ldr John Crampton and his colleagues from the RAF Special Duty Flight got ready to fly their US-loaned North American RB-45Cs on deep penetration missions over the Soviet Union. Highly secret at the time, Operation ‘Jiu Jitsu’ can today be seen as the start of a new period in aerial reconnaissance

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THIS IS THE END

COLD WAR HISTORY Saigon evacuationIn 1975, America’s war in...

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GAME, SET AND MATCH

The Royal Navy’s concept of the Manned Torpedo- Carrying Helicopter...

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Unearthed: Rare bombing training flight in a Victor

Climb aboard a Victor with John Fricker for a bombing training sortie from the April 8, 1960 issue of The Aeroplane and Astronautics.

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£1 million project to research the Cold War in museums

The three-year project, entitled Materialising the Cold War, will culminate in a major exhibition about Scotland and the Cold War

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A look back at USAFE's C-23A Sherpa operations

From the mid-1980s, C-23A Sherpas could regularly be seen shuttling between USAFE air bases. We spoke to former members of the 10th Military Airlift Squadron to hear how this unit functioned and its importance should tensions with the Eastern Bloc have spilled over into conflict during the Cold War

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Air Power in the Last Decade of the Cold War

The unimaginable prospect of nuclear annihilation came close...

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NUCLEAR ’SNIFFERS’

Lennart Berns describes how the Swedish Air Force repurposed its J 32B jet fighters...

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The Tip of the Spear

With the Cold War in full flow, West Germany’s position on the front line demanded an allied presence...