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NASA History Past 70 Years of Experimental Flight Test

NASA has used various aircraft to test an assortment of space exploration related vehicles going back some 70 years to just after the close of World War two. This publicity film made by NASA shows a very interesting selection of their fantastic flight test aircraft, starting with the X-1 in 1947 to explore the outer …Read more »

US Navy Down to the Wire – T2 Buckeye Carrier Training Operations Early 1970s

This 30 minute film tells the story of new recruit US Navy fighter pilots and their journey to proficiency in carrier operations. The new pilots first have to learn the basics of aviation the propellor powered T-34 Mentor before they advance to the T-2 Buckeye US Navy training jet. Once on the T-2, they flew …Read more »

Westover Air Force Base Airshow 1992 USAF C-130 C-5 U-2

This one hour publicity film was produced by the US Air Force to document the airshow that was staged at Westover Air Force Base in 1992. The film features an excellent selection of warbids, the Golden Knights Fokker F27 parachute team, the Westover AFB (Maine) based C-5A Galaxy, a USAF U-2 spy plane, C-130, B-52, …Read more »

Battle of Khe Sanh Vietnam War The Air Power

This film was made by the US Department of Defence in 1968 to tell the story of the Battle of Khe Sanh. A force of some 6,000 US Marines and SOuth Vietnamese Rangers battled North Vietnamese and Vietcong forces number some 20,000 men during January and February, 1968. US aircraft including F-4s, F-100s and F-105s, …Read more »

Twenty Five Hour Day Vietnam War Documentary Fairchild F-105 Thunderchief Operations

“A Story of Air Force F-105s” this is a 26 minute publicity film produced by Fairchild-Hiller / Republic Aviation, makers of the F-105 Thunderchief from 1967. The film opens with US Secretary of Defence Robert McNamara explains that petroleum imports into 1966 increased between 50 and 70 percent over 1965, as a requirement to literally …Read more »

US Air Force Air Power in Vietnam Operational Review 1966

This US Air Force publicity film dates from 1966. It presents an overview of the entire Air Force mission during the then raging Vietnam War. We are shown the mission strategic planning centre at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, where the entire Pacific theatre is managed from during times of war and peace. The …Read more »