Category: COLD WAR

M42 Duster

From 1966 until the end of the Vietnam War, the relatively small yet extremely deadly M42 Duster was brought out of retirement and used against…

USS Scorpion Submarine

In 1968 a US nuclear submarine suddenly disappeared in the Atlantic ocean, one of only two nuclear submarines to have been lost by the US.…

Luna 1 Soviet Satellite

The Space Race was an amazing display of technological excellence, but it also doubled as a direct metric for the US and USSR’s superiority. Although…

Michelin Tire Company and Vietnam War rubber trees plantation

The United States’ withdrawal from Vietnam is viewed as one of the most humiliating moments for the mighty nation. The most powerful military on earth,…

Robin Olds - Legendary Pilot

Robin Olds is an iconic man known for his exceptional flying skills, and equally exceptional mustache, which, as he says, was the “middle finger I…

Russian Nuclear Control Room

Anyone who lived through the Cold War knew about the terrifying prospect of thousands of Soviet nuclear missiles raining down upon cities all over the…

T-59 MBT

Another weird tank to be developed during the Cold War was the Jaguar, a 1980s joint Chinese and American project that was intended to modernize…

Sillamae

A town in Estonia was removed from all Soviet maps during the Cold War but is now a popular resort destination on the Baltic coast.…

Gomar Explorer Color Photo

For the United States during the Cold War, no project was too crazy or too expensive. One of these, known as Project Azorian, cost the…

CIA

Of all the things you don’t want to lose, radioactive plutonium cores are near the top of the list. But this is exactly what the…

The 1983 television movie The Day After depicts a dark scenario where tensions between the US and the Soviet Union escalate to the point of…

CIA Agent Napoleon Solo + John Mulholland + Doctors standing above a man who is lying down

The United States government feared an attack from the USSR during the Cold War. This led it to a host of experimental programs aimed at…