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Sexy Military Logistics: A Comparison of the 3 Global Superpowers

If you were looking for pictures of scantily clad women blasting 50 caliber armaments, then you stumbled on the wrong article. Reread the title, it’s not click-bait. The sexy I’m referencing is air oriented logistics; the teat from which a global force suckles and thrives. For the past four decades, air force technology has influenced and miniaturized …

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That time a Marine mechanic took a joyride in a stolen A4M Skyhawk

How much could a Marine Corps fighter cost? That was probably one of the questions running through 21-year-old Lance Cpl. Howard Foote’s mind as the enlisted flight mechanic climbed into an unarmed A4M Skyhawk in the middle of a July night. In case you were wondering, the cost is roughly $18 million. Rather, that was the …

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That time an F-16 pilot saved ground troops with a sonic boom

America’s F-16 multi-role fighters are some of the most advanced aircraft on the planet, carrying precision weapons and using them to kill bad guys around the world. But in March 2003, two F-16 pilots were called to assist 52 British special operators surrounded by 500 Iraqi troops — meaning the friendlies were outnumbered almost 10 …

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Who would win a dogfight between a Flogger and a Phantom?

Sure, we all know about the F-16 Falcon, the F-15 Eagle, the Su-27 Flanker, the MiG-29 Fulcrum… all those modern planes. But in the 1970s and the early 1980s, the mainstays of the tactical air forces on both sides of the Iron Curtain were the Phantom in the west and the Flogger in the east. …

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