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Crazy Ivan

Thought I’d give you some secret Soviet Cold War tech for this Friday morning. The ship above looks like an innocent little ex-Soviet fishing trawler. You know, the innocent trawlers that were always fishing within sight of U.S. warships. Fishing for intelligence, that is, boom! (Sorry, it was so bad I couldn’t resist.) Anyway, it […]

Happy Thursday. Let’s start things off with this great picture of two U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles out of Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska intercepting a pair of Soviet MiG-29s over the Bering Sea back in the day. The shot, taken in 1989, shows the wingman crossing over the lead jet’s contrail in order […]

Here’s a great image that looks like it was almost taken from a Cold War-themed video game. It shows the soon-to-be retired British Type 42 destroyer HMS Liverpool shadowing Russia’s only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, as the slavic ship transits through the English channel during a recent patrol that marked the closest a Russian naval task […]

  Here are some images I wasn’t expecting to see this century. It shows the Su-27s of the Russian Knights aerobatic team being escorted by Iranian F-14 Tomcats and F-4 Phantoms. Talk about bizarre. Two of America’s legendary Cold War fighters being flown by one of its biggest 21st Century adversaries alongside two Soviet-designed jets […]

Happy Tuesday, everyone. I’ve been at a briefing on Iran all morning so while I digest that I thought I’d give you this awesome picture of a Soviet Lun-class ekranoplan firing one of its six massive P-270 Mosquito anti-ship missiles while speeding over what’s likely the Caspian Sea sometime in the late 1980s or 1990s. […]