MB-1 rocket rail-launched from a U.S. Air Force F-102A Delta Dagger at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. Footage taken from GSAP (Gun Sight Aiming Point) camera mounted under right wing of F- 102 in flight. MB-1 rocket fired from rail launcher. Technicians work on F-102A parked outside a hangar. Two technicians wheel an MB-1 rocket on a dolly, underneath F- 102A parked on ramp. Three technicians check out and calibrate special instrumentation to be used during the test run. The instruments include different types of oscillographs, and photo panels. Special camera installations made on the F-102A vertical stabilizer, fuselage, and wings. Technician installs a l6mm camera inside the aircraft nose, then closes access panel. F-102A takes off. Radar vectoring station T-1 at Holloman AFB. Technician operates one of the tracking scanners installed on roof of building. Two men, inside the vectoring station, control the course of the test aircraft by radio communication from the vectoring machine plotting charts. The pilot in F-102A cockpit as he turns on the recording cameras to activate the armament system. MB-1 bomb extended below the aircraft. Engineer talks on the radio phone inside the vectoring station. Pilot's hand on the control stick as he activates the firing switch. MB-l rocket is fired from the short rail launcher. The aircraft is enveloped in a trail of white smoke. GSAP camera mounted underneath the right wing of the F-102A, shows the MB-l rocket being fired from the short rail launcher. Smoke due to the firing of the rocket.
Loading and firing of Falcon air to air missiles from a U.S. Air Force F-102A Delta Dagger interceptor aircraft. Several men load Falcon missiles into an F-102A at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Three contractor representatives going over graphs and charts in a conference room. The representatives going up steps of the Convair General Office Building at San Diego, California. Two Convair technicians check electrical connections and firing circuit of a Falcon missile on flight line at Holloman AFB. They load a Falcon onto launcher of a F-102A and insert the ignitor into the motor. The rockets are drawn into the aircraft and the bay doors closed. The F-102A taxis on flight line and takes off. F-102Ain flight, bomb bay doors open. The Falcon missiles are extended and fired in two salvos of three each. F-102A flying to the right.
Operation High Dive carried out by the United States Air Force ( USAF ) for testing high altitude parachute descent at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, United States. Men at work on the air force base. A gondola is hoisted with a crane. 'US Air Force' written on the gondola. A helicopter lands. Men pull the trailer of the gondola.
The Holloman Air force Base, first atomic bomb testing site in Alamogordo, New Mexico. The Base, also known as Trinity Site. Large grounds at the Base. Fused sand shows the blast region. Mountain ridges in the background.
Operation High Dive carried out by the United States Air Force ( USAF ) for testing high altitude parachute descent at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, United States. A gondola on a vehicle. It is lifted with a crane. Men stand nearby. A high altitude view of the air force base. An inflated balloon at the AFB.
Operation High Dive carried out by the United States Air Force ( USAF ) for testing high altitude parachute descent at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, United States. A gondola on a trailer at the air force base. Men prepare for a launch. They work on the gondola.