It is a simple plan. One conceived in legend by the Greeks around 1260 A.D. The tactic originates from the … Continue reading Fiction: The Burning Man Revenge.
This is true. And it’s terrifying. It reads like an Ian Fleming or Tom Clancy thriller. But it’s real. 0138 … Continue reading 51 Years Ago Today: The Nuclear Nightmare of Savage Mountain.
Aerial gunnery is an antiquated concept in modern air combat. In the age of cruise missiles, stealth and BVR (Beyond … Continue reading Gunfight: The B-52 MiG Kills of Linebacker II.
By Tom Demerly for ALERT 5. 22:50 HRS Local, May 12, Knob Noster, Missouri; Whiteman AFB: Hold short, Runway 1/19. … Continue reading Fiction: The B-2 Strikes on North Korea.
By Tom Demerly for Alert 5. It is equipped with side stick controls like an F-16 Fighting Falcon. It uses … Continue reading 111 Years Ago Today: Man’s First Powered Flight.
By Tom Demerly for ALERT 5. 06:14, Hawaii-Aleutian Time Zone (UTC-10:00), 7 December, 1941; 221 miles north of Oahu in … Continue reading 73 Years Ago Today: “Secret Operation Z”, The Air Strikes on Pearl Harbor.
By Tom Demerly for ALERT 5. 02:18 Local, 21 November, 1970. 23.27 Miles west of Hanoi, North Vietnam. Son Tay … Continue reading Successful Failure: The Son Tay Raid.
09:26, 8 June 1966. General Electric Aerial Publicity Photo Shoot. Flight Level 320, 17 Miles northeast of Barstow, California. “MIDAIR! MIDAIR!” … Continue reading Crash of The Valkyrie.
By Tom Demerly for ALERT 5. When a manned aircraft approaches the speed of the sound it is thought to … Continue reading 68 Years Ago Today: Chuck Yeager Breaks the Sound Barrier.
By Tom Demerly for ALERT 5. 29 December, 1966. SAC Chrome Dome II Patrol Route, Flight Level 370 over Queen … Continue reading Flight of the Valkyrie: The Mach 3 Mega-Bomber that Never Was.