Category: COLD WAR

Fastest Military Jets

Speed has long been a critical aspect of military aircraft, as it is useful for outrunning an opponent, reducing the time spent in enemy airspace,…

F-4 Phantom

If you have $3 million to spare, you can own an exceptionally rare piece of history: the only privately owned airworthy F-4 Phantom in the…

Fidel Castro and Bay of Pigs

During the botched Bay of Pigs Invasion in 1961, the US sent civilians from the Alabama Air National Guard on a CIA mission to support…

The Panzer 68 Tank

The Swiss Panzer 68 was Switzerland’s attempt at designing and building their own main battle tank (MBT), which is no easy feat. It was designed…

U-2 Plane

The Lockheed U-2 has been serving the US silently at high altitudes since the 1950s. In that time, it has been used by the US…

The Russian Woodpecker in Chernobyl

From July 1976 to December 1989 a strange noise could be heard on shortwave radios all around the globe. The signal was extremely powerful and…

Mural of Castro and Angola's Agostinho Neto in Angola, 1987.

When Angola was plunged into a set of civil wars that lasted decades, the last country one might expect to join in might be Cuba.…

Asian–African Conference at Bandung April 1955

The Bandung Conference of 1955 was a meeting of Asian and African nations, many of which were newly emerging from colonial rule. It was an…

Although the Cold War ‘ended’ with the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, the tensions built up over the previous 45 years did not…

K-129

The Cold War was infamous as a time of bizarre weapons, vehicles, and projects. Because the US and the Soviet Union were not fighting a…

Grumman F4F Wildcat

Not every aircraft that sounds great on paper actually proves to be great in practice. There are far more proposed aircraft designs than there are…

Yuri Gagarin, Russian cosmonaut, 1961.

The Space Race was a battle between the U.S. and Soviet Union that was fought with brains, science, and technology in the cold expanse of…