Cold War EraA period of time from 1947 to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 that includes the space race and Korean and Vietnam Wars
July 2001 | By Richard P. Hallion
The Lockheed L-1649A Starliner gets a makeover.
May 2001 | By John Sotham
May 2001 | By Doug Hinton
It ain't pretty, but it sure does work.
March 2001 | By John Sotham
In December 1972, the B-52 bombers that North Vietnamese missile crews had been waiting for came to Hanoi. Night after night. Over virtually the same track.
January 2001 | By Marshall Michel
January 2001 | By Harold Baker
January 2001 | By Z. Byron Wolf
January 2001 | By Gary L. Harris
As an F-4 Phantom pilot, I had tried to kill these men. And they had tried to kill me. I thought it was time we had a talk.
November 2000 | By Ralph Wetterhahn
Even before NASA was created, civilian and military labs were in search of spacemen.
September 2000 | By Tony Reichhardt
Two airmen and extraordinary courage.
July 2000 | By John Sotham
If you remember Vietnam, you remember the Bell UH-1.
May 2000 | By John Sotham
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
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
Did an XP-86 beat Yeager to the punch?
January 1999 | By Al Blackburn
In the remote highlands of Laos, U.S. Air Force pilots fought a secret war.
November 1998 | By Ralph Wetterhahn
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
It didn't look remotely like a fighter plane. So why did astronauts who flew the Gemini spacecraft compare it to one?
September 1998 | By D.C. Agle
Riding the tip of a 100-foot burning cylinder whose useful life is less than your average Marlboro is something you don't forget, even after three and a half decades.
September 1998 | By D.C.Agle