This film V FOR VIGILANTE is a promotional piece made by North American Aviation to promote the “super sonic rifle”, the Navy's A3J fighter plane known as the A3J Vigilante (1:14). At the time the aircraft was being used as a nuclear weapon delivery platform. According to the film, the plane "contains some of the most advanced electronic equipment created by science" (1:42). The pilot and navigator could fly this plane over thousands of miles (1:56). Unlike missiles or unmanned crafts, this could be redirected to new targets while in flight (2:05). It is flown by television and radar and guided by devices enabling sight in the dark (2:21). The officers of the Bureau of Naval Weapons play a decisive role in choosing which crafts and equipment are used and will direct Aviation personnel to construct them (3:03). The Columbia division was chosen to construct the Vigilante (3:30). It will contain two turbo engines that enable movement faster than the speed of sound (3:55). After thourough plans have been drawn, a scale model is constructed (4:57). In the Columbus Division’s wind tunnel, jet streams will test the planes handling (5:31). The model is able to do everything a regular plane can, save for flight (5:38). Flight conditions are simulated by engineers and they seek ways to improve the craft (5:47). From here, the production of the Vigilante will commence (5:58). Miniscule components are machined (6:31) and in temperature controlled rooms, specific instruments are used for inspection (6:34). On the factory floor, the wings are crafted (6:54) as mechanics and Navy inspectors ensure proper construction (7:11). The craft is 73 feet long (7:35) and tail assembly rises twenty feet in the air (7:45). One unique feature is the linear rejection bomb bay (7:50). After construction, test engineers take over (7:56). In a steel rig, the craft will endure strenuous conditions (8:13). There will be many tests to follow such as how the pilot will save himself in emergency (9:30). After Columbus, it will head westward for the California desert to the North American test facility (10:29). The plane received international awards for flying seventeen miles above the stratosphere (11:04). As the Vigilante has now proven itself, it is sent to join the Fleet (11:34). The North American A-5 Vigilante is an American carrier-based supersonic bomber designed and built by North American Aviation for the United States Navy. Its service in the nuclear strike role to replace the Douglas A-3 Skywarrior was very short; however, as the RA-5C, it saw extensive service during the Vietnam War in the tactical strike reconnaissance role. Prior to the unification of the Navy designation sequence with the Air Force sequence in 1962, it was designated the A3J Vigilante. The Vigilante, designed and built for the U.S. Navy by North American Aircraft Division at Columbus, Ohio, was the only Mach 2 bomber to serve aboard a Navy carrier. Initially designated the A3J-1 attack bomber, it was one of the largest and heaviest aircraft ever accepted for service aboard U.S. Navy carriers. Production began in 1956, and it entered squadron service in June 1961. It was redesignated the A-5 and fully deployed by August 1962, when the USS Enterprise, the Navy’s first nuclear aircraft carrier, made its inaugural cruise. Changing defense strategies marked a change of focus away from carrier-based, heavy-attack squadrons. In 1964, all the Vigilantes were reconfigured as reconnaissance aircraft and designated RA-5C. Reconnaissance gear was mounted in what had been the Vigilante’s bomb bay. Other modifications allowed the RA-5C to carry four external fuel tanks. These additions increased the airplane’s range on reconnaissance missions and allowed it to keep its attack capability with externally mounted bombs and rockets. The RA-5C Vigilante first flew on June 30, 1962, and was capable of all-weather, long-range, carrier- or land-based, multisensor, reconnaissance missions involving high-altitude supersonic, or very low-altitude, high-speed penetrations. Its inertial navigation system provided the precise position location information demanded. The Vigilante pilot and the reconnaissance/attack navigator (RAN) sat in tandem under individual clamshell-type canopies. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD, 2k and 4k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
The top most insane military aircraft in the world! These jets, choppers, and shuttles are the craziest and most advanced flying vehicles the worlds' militaries have to offer. From fifth-generation fighter jets to experimental space planes, today we look at the MOST Insane Military Aircraft In The World. #9 Boeing EA-18G Growler The most advanced modern method of airborne electronic attack, the EA-18G Growler is a source of military support in the field. This plane safeguards strike aircrafts thanks to its ability to tactically jam and protect electronics during hazardous missions. Thanks in part to powerful afterburners, the maximum speed of the Growler is a whopping 1,190 miles per hour or Mach 1.8. The EA-18G typically isn’t weighed down by heavy machinery as its normal payloads consist of external fuel tanks, jamming pods, and some missiles. A larger jet, the Growler has room for a single pilot and a weapons system officer, despite being equipped with minimal projectile weapons. Regardless of equipped self-defense capabilities, though, pilots of this plane tend to be more concerned with matters of disruption and radar-tampering. #8 Lockheed Martin X-59 QueSST One of the latest projects of the United States X-planes, a category assigned to experimental planes under development for the U.S. government, the X-59 Quiet Supersonic Transport, or QueSST for short, was devised to test the potential for supersonic transport. Lockheed Martin won the design contract to build this aircraft in 2016 with an extensive time table for building, testing and reporting the results of scale models beforehand. Earlier this year, NASA awarded them with a $247.5 million contract to continue with the project and go on to fully design, construct and deliver the plane by 2021. The sharp-looking, needle-nosed aircraft is meant to work as a low-boom flight demonstrator as its expected to have a ground noise of about 60 decibels. That’s only one one-thousandth the volume of a current supersonic plane. The QueSST’s long, narrow frame plays a large part in this process as it keeps the shock waves generated by the supersonic speeds from coalescing. Though still in its early stages of development, the quest to create a speedy yet silent aircraft looks optimistic with the X-59!
Był siedemnasty listopada 1986 roku. Potężny Boeing 747 w wersji transportowej wystartował z paryskiego lotniska imienia de Gaulle'a. Miał to być standardowy lot na trasie z Paryża do Tokio z przelotem nad Alaską. Japoński kapitan tego Kenju Terauchi był bardzo doświadczonym pilotem, który za sterami miał 19 lat doświadczenia. Przeżycie spotkania z UFO na zawsze zmieniło pogląd załogi na świat i otaczającą nas rzeczywistość. Po wylądowaniu zostali oni przesłuchani przez specjalną komisję. Zeznania złożyli pod przysięgą. Świat obiegły zapisy rozmów radiowych między załogą lotu JAL 1628, a cywilną i wojskową kontrolą lotów. Dodatkowy dowód na prawdziwość tej historii stanowią również obrazy z ekranów radarowych oraz notatki w dzienniku pokładowym , których dokonał kapitan. Oto jeden z zapisów: " W jaki sposób łowca żyjący przed wiekami, opisałby odbiornik telewizyjny, gdyby miał okazję go zobaczyć? Moje przeżycie miało podobny charakter. Lecieliśmy wysoko nad pokrytą wiecznym lodem wyżyną, Księżyc był w pełni, a widoczność dobra." Potem zdarzyło się to, w co trudno uwierzyć. Załoga dostrzegła obiekty latające: dwa niewielkie i jeden ogromny w kształcie, który natychmiast został naszkicowany przez kapitana Terauchi, a następnie dokładnie narysowany przez specjalnego grafika, którego wynajęła komisja badająca tę historię. Gigantyczny obiekt wydawał się mieć w jakiś niepojęty sposób kontrolę nad samolotem, co zgodnie przyznawała potem cała załoga. Jego kształt na zawsze trafił do wszystkich katalogów obiektów UFO. Oto kolejny wpis do dziennika pokładowego: „Była godzina 4:25, przelatywaliśmy nad Alaską. W połowie listopada o tej porze roku mrok panuje tu przez 24 godziny na dobę. Wykonaliśmy skręt w lewo i zaczęły się niezwykłe zjawiska. Ujrzeliśmy przed sobą niezidentyfikowane światła, które poruszały się w tym samym kierunku i z tą samą prędkością, co my." Drugi pilot zapytał wieżę kontrolną, czy w pobliżu powinny się znajdować inne maszyny rejsowe i w odpowiedzi usłyszał, że absolutnie nie. Oto dalsze zapiski w dzienniku: „Niezwykłe światla poruszały się jak małe niedźwiadki, które bawią się ze sobą, zupełnie nie przypominając powietrznych statków. Znajdowały się w dostatecznej odległości, byśmy nie czuli się zagrożeni. Potem przyszło mi na myśl, że mogą to być UFO. Postanowiłem wykonać fotografię. Niestety miałem przy sobie film o czułości, z 100 ASA zaś aparat nie potrafił nastawić ostrości. W pewnym momencie domniemane „statki kosmiczne" zatrzymały się i skierowały na nas strumień światła. Odnieśliśmy wrażenie ciepła. Po chwili natężenie światła osłabło do tego stopnia, że mogliśmy dostrzec kontury tych obiektów. Miały kształt prostokątny. Leciały na trochę wyższym pułapie niż my. Nie czuliśmy strachu, raczej fascynację." Z Archiwum FN specjalnie na potrzeby tej publikacji zgraliśmy fragment filmu dokumentalnego wyemitowanego przez „History HD", w którym przedstawiono ten incydent.
Support this channel: https://www.patreon.com/jeffquitney more at http://quickfound.net Massive crash landing of a Vought F7U Cutlass on the USS Hancock. First three good landings are shown. Then a Cutlass misses all of the wires and runs into the barricade, breaking its landing gear in the process. After that another Cutlass snaps its right wheel off while landing. Finally, on 14 July 1955, the sixth Cutlass, aircraft 412, veers off the left side of the deck and explodes into flames. The pilot, Lieutenant Commander Jay T. Alkire, was killed in the crash; several deck crew were injured. Two views are shown of each of the mishap landings. Originally a public domain film from the US Navy, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vought_F7U_Cutlass Wikipedia license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ The Vought F7U Cutlass was a United States Navy carrier-based jet fighter and fighter-bomber of the early Cold War era. It was a highly unusual, semi-tailless design, allegedly based on aerodynamic data and plans captured from the German Arado company at the end of World War II, though Vought designers denied any link to the German research at the time. The F7U was the last aircraft designed by Rex Beisel, who was responsible for the first fighter ever designed specifically for the U.S. Navy, the Curtiss TS-1 of 1922. Regarded as a radical departure from traditional aircraft design, the Cutlass suffered from numerous technical and handling problems throughout its short service career. The type was responsible for the deaths of four test pilots and 21 other U.S. Navy pilots. Over one quarter of all Cutlasses built were destroyed in accidents. The poor safety record was largely the result of the advanced design built to apply new aerodynamic theories and insufficiently powerful, unreliable engines... Three prototypes were ordered in 1946, with the first example flying on 29 September 1948, piloted by Vought's Chief Test Pilot, J. Robert Baker. The maiden flight took place from Naval Air Station Patuxent River and was not without its problems. During testing one of the prototypes reached a maximum speed of 625 mph (1,058 km/h) Production orders were placed for the F7U-1 in a specification very close to the prototypes, and further developed F7U-2 and F7U-3 versions with more powerful engines. Because of development problems with the powerplant, however, the F7U-2 would never be built, while the F7U-3 would incorporate many refinements suggested by tests of the -1. The first 16 F7U-3s had non-afterburning Allison J35-29 engines. The -3, with its Westinghouse J46-WE-8B turbojets, would eventually become the definitive production version, with 288 aircraft equipping 13 U.S. Navy squadrons. Further development stopped once the Vought F8U Crusader flew. The F7U's performance suffered due to a lack of sufficient engine thrust; consequently, its carrier landing and takeoff performance was notoriously poor. The J35 was known to flame out in rain, a very serious fault... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Hancock_(CV-19) USS Hancock (CV/CVA-19) was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. The ship was the fourth US Navy ship to bear the name, and was named for John Hancock, president of the Second Continental Congress and first governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Hancock was commissioned in April 1944, and served in several campaigns in the Pacific Theater of Operations, earning four battle stars. Decommissioned shortly after the end of the war, she was modernized and recommissioned in the early 1950s as an attack carrier (CVA). In her second career she operated exclusively in the Pacific, playing a prominent role in the Vietnam War, for which she earned a Navy Unit Commendation. She was the first US Navy carrier to have steam catapults installed. She was decommissioned in early 1976, and sold for scrap later that year...
The Flying Tiger's shark mouthed P-40 is one of the most iconic aircraft of World War 2. Watch the film used to train P-40 pilots, produced by P-40 manufacturer Curtiss Wright, in rare World War 2 color. Claire Chenault's Flying Tiger's deadly weapon in China, the P-40 was the Army Air Corp's main front line fighter at the outbreak of the War. Not as agile as a Japanese Zero, the P-40 made up for that with speed, especially in a dive, and firepower. This rugged plane served the Allies around the world , from the deserts of North Africa to the jungles of SE Asia. The aircraft featured in this film is a P-40F or L, which were powered by Packard built Merlins for better high altitude performance. Other P-40 versions were powered by Allison engines.P-40s supplied to Commonwealth countries were known as 'Kittyhawks." Zeno, Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com Don't miss our P-40 DVD with two more videos & P-40 pilot's manual: http://bit.ly/IkwBWn Visit our aviation DVD store at http://www.zenosflightshop.com for the World's largest selection of World War 2 & vintage jet aircraft aviation videos This film is a detailed checkout
Film from Convair discussing the development of the XF2Y-1 Seadart. The World's first supersonic, water based interceptor! From the archives of the San Diego Air and Space Museum http://www.sandiegoairandspace.org/research/ Please do not use for commercial purposes without permission.
more at: http://scitech.quickfound.net/aviation_news_and_search.html "Orientation film about the B-47 Stratojet (and jet aircraft in general). Stars Reed Hadley." Produced by the US Air Force Lookout Mountain Laboratory. US Air Force Pilot Training Film TF1-4727 USAF Training Film playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8F26D920AA815835 Pilot Training Film playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCA6387BA013F9A4D Public domain film, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_B-47_Stratojet The Boeing B-47 Stratojet (company Model 450) was a long range, six-engine, jet-powered strategic bomber designed to fly at high subsonic speed and at high altitude to avoid enemy interception. The B-47's primary mission was to drop nuclear bombs on the Soviet Union. With its engines carried in nacelles under the swept wing, the B-47 was a major innovation in post-World War II combat jet design, and helped lead to modern jet airliners. The B-47 entered service with the United States Air Force's Strategic Air Command (SAC) in 1951. It never saw combat as a bomber, but was a mainstay of SAC's bomber strength during the late 1950s and early 1960s... other missions, including photographic reconnaissance, electronic intelligence and weather reconnaissance, remaining in service as a reconnaissance platform until 1969 and as a testbed until 1977... Development Origins The B-47 arose from an informal 1943 requirement for a jet-powered reconnaissance bomber, drawn up by the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) to prompt manufacturers to start research into jet bombers... In December 1944, North American Aviation, the Convair Corp., Boeing and the Glenn Martin Company submitted proposals... Swept wings In May 1945, the von Kármán mission of the Army Air Forces inspected the secret German aeronautics laboratory near Braunschweig. On von Kármán's team was the eminent chief of the technical staff at Boeing, George S. Schairer. He had heard about the controversial swept-wing theory of R. T. Jones at Langley, but seeing models of swept-wing aircraft and extensive supersonic wind-tunnel data generated by the Germans, the concept was decisively confirmed. He wired his home office: "Stop the bomber design", and changed the design of the B-47 wing. Analysis work by Boeing engineer Vic Ganzer suggested an optimum sweepback angle of about 35 degrees... The engines were moved out to streamlined pods pylon mounted under the wings, leading to the next iteration, the Model 450... The USAAF was very pleased with the refined Model 450 design, and in April 1946, the service ordered two prototypes, to be designated "XB-47". Assembly began in June 1947. The first XB-47 was rolled out on 12 September 1947, a few days before the USAAF became a separate service, the U.S. Air Force, on 18 September 1947. The XB-47 prototype flew its first flight on 17 December 1947... The total number of B-47s built was 2,032... The USAF Strategic Air Command operated B-47 Stratojets (B-47s, EB-47s, RB-47s and YRB-47s) from 1951 through 1965... The first overflight of Soviet territory with an RB-47 took place on 15 October 1952, when an RB-47B flying out of Alaska overflew Soviet airfields in Eastern Siberia. RB-47s operated from almost every airfield that gave them access to the USSR... At least five of these aircraft were fired on, and three were shot down... General characteristics Crew: 3 - Length: 107 ft 1 in (32.65 m) - Wingspan: 116 ft 0 in (35.37 m) - Height: 28 ft 0 in (8.54 m) - Wing area: 1,428 ft² (132.7 m²)... - Empty weight: 79,074 lb (35,867 kg) - Loaded weight: 133,030 lb (60,340 kg) - Max. takeoff weight: 230,000 lb (100,000 kg) - Powerplant: 6 × General Electric J47-GE-25 turbojets, 7,200 lbf (32 kN) each... Performance - Maximum speed: 607 mph (528 kn, 977 km/h) - Cruise speed: 557 mph (484 kn, 896 km/h) - Combat radius: 2,013 mi (1,749 nmi, 3,240 km) with 20,000 lb (9,000 kg) bombload - Ferry range: 4,647 mi (4,037 nmi, 7,478 km) - Service ceiling: 33,100 ft (10,100 m) - Rate of climb: 4,660 ft/min (23.7 m/s)... - Thrust/weight: 0.22 - Lift-to-drag ratio: 20.0 (estimated) Armament - Guns: 2× 20 mm (0.787 in) M24A1 autocannons in a remote controlled tail turret with AN/APG-39 Gun-laying radar - Bombs: 25,000 lb (11,000 kg) of ordnance, including: - 2 × Mk15 nuclear bombs (3.8 megaton yield each), or - 1 × B41 nuclear bomb (25 megaton yield), or - 1 × B53 nuclear bomb (9 megaton yield), or - 28 × 500 lb (227 kg) conventional bombs...
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