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When a USAF B-52D Bomber Crashed With Two live Nuclear Bombs In Savage Mountain

When a USAF B-52D Bomber Crashed With Two live Nuclear Bombs In Savage Mountain

Image Credits: Buzz One Four documentary film by Matt McCormick Via Youtube On 13 January 1964, USAF B-52D Stratofortress Callsign “Buzz 14” crashed with two live, 9 mega-ton B53 thermonuclear bombs at Savage Mountain, Garrett County (near Frostburg, Maryland). 1964 Savage Mountain B-52 crash The B-52D was returning to Georgia from Massachusetts …

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Here’s How F-4 Phantom II Sets an Absolute Altitude Record During Project Top Flight

Here's How F-4 Phantom II Sets an Absolute Altitude Record During Project Top Flight

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a tandem two-seat, twin-engine, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor and fighter-bomber originally developed for the United States Navy by McDonnell Aircraft. It first entered service in 1961 with the Navy. The F-4 Phantom II remained in service till 1996. As of 2020, 62 …

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That Time When Indonesian Air Force Scramble Jets To Intercept Royal Australian Air Force Jets

That Time When Indonesian Air Force Scramble Jets To Intercept Royal Australian Air Force Jets

Indonesia Hawk 209 on a training sortie over Banda Aceh iEPA picn 2018 – Credits: on September 16, 1999, a close encounter between Indonesian Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force allegedly occurred that could have potentially led to a deadly aerial encounter between an Australian F/A-18 Hornet jet fighter …

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SR-71 Blackbird Set Four New Speed Records The Day Before Its Retirement

SR-71 Blackbird Set Four New Speed Records The Day Before Its Retirement

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird No reconnaissance aircraft in history has operated globally in more hostile airspace or with such complete impunity than the SR-71, the world’s fastest jet-propelled aircraft. The Blackbird’s performance and operational achievements placed it at the pinnacle of aviation technology developments during the Cold War. When the Blackbird …

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