A3J Vigilante Operations, USS Enterprise

A3J Vigilante Operations, USS Enterprise

The A3J Vigilante was one of the largest aircraft ever operated from the deck of an aircraft carrier, as shown in this footage taken on the USS Enterprise. This footage can be found on the rocket.aero DVD "Vigilante: A3J and RA-5C." For more information, visit www.rocket.aero

B-58 Air Launched Ballistic Missile

B-58 Air Launched Ballistic Missile

In addition to its role as a bomber, the B-58 was considered as a potential platform for air launched ballistic missiles, as shown in this archival film. This footage is taken from the rocket.aero DVD "Hustler: The B-58 Bomber." For more information, visit: www.rocket.aero

B-58 Hustler First Flight, 1956

B-58 Hustler First Flight, 1956

The first flight of the Convair B-58 in 1956 is documented in this film. This footage is taken from the rocket.aero DVD "Hustler: The B-58 Bomber." For more information, visit: www.rocket.aero

USAF F-107A Documentary

USAF F-107A Documentary

Prepared by North American Aviation at the request of the US Air Force, this film provides an introduction to the F-107A tactical bomber. This archival footage is taken from the rocket.aero DVD "F-107A: The Ultimate Sabre." For more information, visit: www.rocket.aero

Bomarc Launch Failure 1959

Bomarc Launch Failure 1959

A dramatic Bomarc launch failure is highlighted in this footage taken from the rocket.aero DVD "Bomarc: IM-99 Sentinel." For more information, visit: www.rocket.aero

USAAC Me 163 Briefing FIlm

USAAC Me 163 Briefing FIlm

Assembled from captured German film following WWII, this US Army Air Corps-produced film provided an overview of the Messerschmitt Me 163 rocket-propelled fighter. For more information, visit: www.rocket.aero

"Little Joe: Mercury's First Steps"

"Little Joe: Mercury's First Steps"

A little-known chapter in the early history of manned space exploration, Little Joe paved the way for Project Mercury and the first manned US space flights. Assigned the task of testing the escape tower system, seven Little Joe boosters were launched from 1959 through 1961. This short film is contained on the rocket.aero DVD "Little Joe: Mercury's First Steps." For more information visit: www.rocket.aero

FJ-2 Carrier Operations

FJ-2 Carrier Operations

Taken from the rocket.aero DVD "FJ Fury: Wings for the Fleet," this selection shows carrier-based operations of the FJ-2 jet fighter. For more information, visit: www.rocket.aero

Me 163A Testing

Me 163A Testing

The early Me 163A research aircraft is featured in the footage taken from the rocket.aero DVD "Me 163: Wings of Fire." For more information, visit: www.rocket.aero

Operation Sandy, 1947

Operation Sandy, 1947

Operation Sandy was a 1947 United States Navy project designed to investigate the viability of a ship as a guided missile launch platform. Operation Pushover was a project that investigated the damage that would be inflicted upon a ship's deck should a loaded, fueled missile explode before launch. This footage is taken from the rocket.aero DVD "The V-2 in America."

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