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F-104 vs MiG-21 | Russia and America Battle for Absolute Altitude record

On December 1959: Air Force test pilot Captain Joe Bailey Jordan, United States Air Force, established a Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) World Record for Altitude. Captain Joe Jordan zoomed to 103,395.5 feet in a modified F-104C.

During the Cold War, America and the Soviet Union hotly contested all the prestigious aviation records Especially the World Absolute Speed and Altitude records of the International Aviation Federation (Federation Aeronautique Internationale, FAI). Here is a Historic Footage Of F 104 Breaking Altitude Record   On December 6, 1959, US …

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