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The Story of a Korean Defector Who Escaped On A MiG-15

The Korean War was over. The Korean Armistice Agreement had been signed and enacted, but Kim Il Sung maintained a distrust of the United States. He was secretly importing MiG-15…

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Mariya Oktyabrskaya And The Legend Of The ‘Fighting Girlfriend’

When the fighting of World War II reached her doorsteps in Soviet Union, Mariya Oktyabrskaya evacuated to Siberia in 1941. Her husband – a military officer in the Soviet Army…

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Amazing Colorized WWII Photos

Alfred T. Palmer, Library of Congress A young U.S. Army Air Force member tests the machine gun on a YB-17 bomber. The B-17 was…

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Historical Abandoned Military Bases Around the World

Hashima Island, Japan South China Morning Post Formally known as Gunkanjima Island, this tiny piece of land has an incredible history. Believing…

Military Aircraft Civilians Can Purchase

Sukhoi SU-27 Tech. Sgt. Thomas Doscher, U.S. Air Force Within the last decade, the Soviet-era Sukhoi SU-27 became an aircraft for sale to civilians. This…

Interesting Facts About The P-51 Mustang

One Of The Longest Fighter Missions Of The War Happened In A Mustang While the P-51 Mustang is thoroughly American, other allied pilots made good…

WWII POW Charles C. Huppert’s Story Of The Great Escape

Charles C. Huppert was a World War II pilot who rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Air Force, and later, the United States Air Force. He…

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The Fastest Military Jets in History

F-100 Super Sabre USAF The F-100 Super Sabre was America’s answer to the future of air-to-air superiority in the mid-1950s. Equipped with a single Pratt…

Legendary Lockheed YF-12 Images

NASA The Lockheed A-12 family, known as the Blackbirds, were designed by Clarence “Kelly” Johnson.¬†These YF-12 images were photographed by military veterans and…

Jet Ejections That Made Aviation History

MiG-29s Collide Mid-Air At Air Show Rob Schleiffert During a 1993 air show at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, the nearly 250,000 spectators got…

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