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60 Years Ago Today U.S. Air Force U-2 Spy Plane Was Shot Down By The Soviet Air Defence Forces

31 Years Ago Today U.S. Air Force U-2 Spy Plane Was Shot Down By The Soviet Air Defence Forces

On 1 May 1960, a United States U-2 spy plane was shot down by the Soviet Air Defence Forces while performing photographic aerial reconnaissance deep into Soviet territory. The single-seat aircraft, flown by pilot Francis Gary Powers, was hit by an S-75 Dvina (SA-2 Guideline) surface-to-air missile and crashed near …

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Poorly Copied Documents Confused Iraqi Pilots In Recognizing F-117 During Operation Desert Storm

Poorly Copied Documents Confused Iraqi Pilots In Recognizing F-117 During Operation Desert Storm

The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk is a retired American single-seat, twin-engine stealth attack aircraft that was developed by Lockheed’s secretive Skunk Works division and operated by the United States Air Force (USAF). The F-117 was based on the Have Blue technology demonstrator. The Nighthawk was the first operational aircraft to be …

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