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    USS Harry S Truman and CVW-1 Are Loaded For Bear and Ready For Trouble

    On April 11th 2018 the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman (CVN-75) departed Norfolk for the ship’s latest deployment. The carrier and her crew of 6,500 sailors, along with the attendant Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG), is headed to the Mediterranean Sea and points Middle East. Escorted by several guided missile destroyers, the carrier’s primary […] More

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    Tigershark: When What Might Have Been Became What Never Was

    When this promotional film was produced during the early 1980s to extoll the virtues of the Northrop F-5G (F-20) Tigershark, the jet was in competition with the likes of the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon. Though it was an evolutionary development of Northrop’s by-then successful F-5E Tiger fighter bomber, the Tigershark was much more than […] More

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    BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: US Air Force F-16 Viper Jet Down In Nevada Desert

    UPDATE:  According to this Air Force statement released by Nellis Public Affairs, the F-16 that crashed in Nevada on Wednesday 4/4/2018 belonged to the Thunderbirds: NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – A U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed over the Nevada Test and Training Range today at approximately 10:30 […] More

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    Achtung! The Luftwaffe Nearly Became an A-7 Corsair II Operator

    Well SLUF fans we scoured the interweb but just couldn’t find this visually striking footage with an English narration. The German version of the film is narrated in German for a reason though. During the mid-1970s the German Luftwaffe was looking for a replacement for their license-built Lockheed F-104G Starfighter fighter bombers. Vought’s A-7 Corsair […] More

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    This NAVAR Safety Film Still Serves As A Great Retrospective Of Cold War Airpower

    The film “Aircraft Accident Prevention- Ground Accidents” was produced during the early 1960s and shot primarily at Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville in Florida. The Navy created the film in an attempt to control the kind of preventable accidents caused primarily by human error. Accidents were on the rise and with the sophisticated jet aircraft […] More

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    The Air Commandos Were the Genesis of USAF Special Operations Command

    The United States Air Force (USAF) produced the film “Special Air Warfare Forces 1965” to depict the formation and deployment of the 1st Air Commando Group to Southeast Asia at the time. Formed to train UAF pilots on older propeller driven aircraft like the Curtiss C-46 Commando and Douglas C-47 Skytrain airlifters, Douglas B-26K Invader […] More

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    Watch: The Air Force Wages Slow-Motion War From The Air Over Vietnam

    The United States Air Force (USAF) produced films reporting the results of air strikes flown over North and South Vietnam. This film, produced by the 1532nd Photo Group and reporting on air airstrikes that took place during early 1968, features both familiar and unfamiliar strike camera footage. North American F-100 Super Sabre, Republic F-105 Thunderchief, […] More

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