Category: Cold War

Jesse Beckett

The Cold War was a time for the entirety of Europe, who in a moments notice could become a battleground between the two biggest superpowers at the time, the USA and USSR. The ensuing nuclear war would have changed said battleground into a radioactive wasteland. These two superpowers weren’t the only ones with nuclear weapons, […]

Jesse Beckett

The Bartini-Beriev VVA-14 was a machine born from the Cold War arms race between the Soviet Union and the West. This time of continuous one-upmanship meant governments were willing to fund ever increasingly more ambitious technologies and ideas in the hopes of gaining an edge over the other. An edge the Soviets wanted was in […]

Craig Bowman

Hector Cafferatta was awarded the Medal of Honor on November 28, 1950, for his actions during the Battle at the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War. Hearing this informs you that he is a courageous man who stood up to extreme circumstances but until you hear the story, you have no idea of the extent […]

Grumman: In 1956, the US was deep in the throes of the Cold War, concerned that the Soviets could launch an invasion at any time. The US Navy began testing surface-to-air and air-to-air rockets at this time in order to be prepared for whatever might be to come. This testing involved surplus Hellcat fighter planes […]