USS Ranger CVA 61 RA-5C Vigilante 1964 Vietnam. The RA-5C was a Mach 2+ aircraft, capable of electromagnetic, optical, and electronic reconnaissance. It could operate at altitudes from sea level to above 50,000 feet. The Vigilante was employed to great effect by the 7th fleet during Carrier Air Wing operations in the Vietnam war. The two man crew flew in tandem in twin cockpits, the pilot in front, and the Reconnaissance Attack Navigator, in the rear 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. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Wings: The War Boats - flying boats series, episode 3
Link to order this clip: http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675055335_United-States-F3D-Skyknight_USS-Hancock-CV-19_Project-Steam-Catapult_men-stands-on-deck Historic Stock Footage Archival and Vintage Video Clips in HD. US F3D Skyknights lands on the deck of USS Hancock CV-19 in the Pacific Ocean during Project Steam Catapult. Deck activity aboard USS Hancock CV-19 in the Pacific Ocean during Project Steam Catapult. US F3D Skyknights lands on the deck of USS Hancock CV-19 in the Pacific Ocean. Few men stand on the deck. Few men run across the deck. Location: Pacific Ocean. Date: September 15, 1954. Visit us at www.CriticalPast.com: 57,000+ broadcast-quality historic clips for immediate download. Fully digitized and searchable, the CriticalPast collection is one of the largest archival footage collections in the world. All clips are licensed royalty-free, worldwide, in perpetuity. CriticalPast offers immediate downloads of full-resolution HD and SD masters and full-resolution time-coded screeners, 24 hours a day, to serve the needs of broadcast news, TV, film, and publishing professionals worldwide. Still photo images extracted from the vintage footage are also available for immediate download. CriticalPast is your source for imagery of worldwide events, people, and B-roll spanning the 20th century.
During a storm in the Pacific Ocean, Atlas was down one set of landing gear. The rest of the squadron went and landed on a nearby island due to the storm, Atlas, had to dump his fuel and had one chance to land into the net. This is a great tribute to Bug Roach (Bug can be heard on the audio calmly talking the pilot down to the aircraft carrier) and his contribution to Naval Aviation. Footage is from March 9, 1987.
In December 1965 the USS Ticonderoga CVA-14, USS Enterprise CVAN-65 and the USS Kitty Hawk CVA-63 headed north for the Gulf of Tonkin a few miles off the Coast of North VietNam. After transferring personnel from the USS Preston DD-795 and fueling up from the USS Neches AO-57. Our mission was to embark on bombing raids over Hanoi with the three Carriers and the B-52 Bombers out of Guam. This was the first time that the Navy and Air Force conducted four waves of bombing during a raid.Other Carriers were USS Ranger CVA-61 and Hancock CVA-19.
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This is from 8mm movie film I took during flight ops in late 1972 aboard the Ranger. The quality is not all that good but I was able to enhance it a bit and I added flight deck sounds to give the feel of carrier flight ops.
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...
Made by Grumman to promote the F-14 fighter program, ONE OF A KIND shows how the F-14 can operate alone in tactical conditions, with its cutting edge Phoenix missile weapon system. The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a fourth-generation, supersonic, twinjet, two-seat, variable-sweep wing fighter aircraft. The Tomcat was developed for the United States Navy's Naval Fighter Experimental (VFX) program following the collapse of the F-111B project. The F-14 was the first of the American teen-series fighters which were designed incorporating the experience of air combat against MiG fighters during the Vietnam War. The F-14 first flew in December 1970 and made its first deployment in 1974 with the U.S. Navy aboard USS Enterprise (CVN-65), replacing the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II. The F-14 served as the U.S. Navy's primary maritime air superiority fighter, fleet defense interceptor and tactical reconnaissance platform. In the 1990s, it added the Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night (LANTIRN) pod system and began performing precision ground-attack missions. 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. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com