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As unpiloted craft take over the reconnaissance mission, an intelligence insider looks back on the work that set recce pilots apart.
March 2000 | By Dino A. Brugioni
Tales from the corridors of an agency so secret that officially it didn't exist.
January 2000 | By William E. Burrows
The staying power of the P-51 proves that a thing of beauty is a joy forever, if you can keep getting parts.
July 1999 | By Linda Shiner
From Transformers to the X-Men, the Blackbird is still Hollywood's favorite futuristic jet. Here's the real story of its birth.
March 01, 1999 | By William E. Burrows
In the early years of the cold war, enter Kelly Johnson and an clean sheet of paper--long enough to accommodate an 80-foot wingspan.
January 1999 | By William E. Burrows
The U.S. Marine Corps' sword gets a brand-new edge.
November 1998 | By George C. Larson
Flying Wild Weasel missions involved a variety of airframes but just one philosophy: Do unto SAMS before they do unto you.
September 1998 | By Robert Hanson
Fifty years ago, they worked around the clock to keep Berlin from starving. Now, in a year-long celebration, Berlin invites them back.
July 1998 | By Linda Shiner
In which a tiny air force has an impact far greater than its numbers suggest.
March 1998 | By Lance Thompson
When Robin Olds arrived in Vietnam, morale soared.
September 1997 | By Ralph Wetterhahn
For pilots shot down over North Vietnam, the way home was jolly and green.
July 1997 | By Robert Hanson
Test pilot Glen Edwards kept book on the Flying Wing. Now we know what he thought of the airplane he died in.
July 1997 | By Daniel Ford
A daring mission to fly combat in Vietnam came with a catchno one else could know.
May 1997 | By Susan Katz Keating
Grumman's triple-tail, bug-eyed, heat-seeking camera platform.
March 1997 | By John Sotham
In the final days of the Vietnam war, chaos and heroism converged in the effort to evacuate U.S.-supplied aircraft.
January 1997 | By Ralph Wetterhahn
It was the biggest warplane ever to wear an American star, and in the summer of '49 the Peacemaker found itself a war--in Washington.
April 1996 | By Daniel Ford
Jeff Ethell's Pireps
January 1995 | By Jeff Ethell
A B-57 crew faced the end of the world.
January 1994 | By Edwards Park
In April 1975, escaping Saigon meant crowding into a darkened C-130 in the middle of the night.
July 1992 | By Fred Reed
Memoirs of Korea by an acclaimed novelist.
November 1991 | By James Salter