A report covering the expansion and modernization of U.S. ICBM force, Norton AFB. Minuteman II missile on trailer truck. ICBM crew working around Minuteman II. Minuteman II erected. Test launch of Minuteman II at Cape Kennedy space center in 1964. Missile base under construction at Malmstorm AFB in Montana. Deactivation of first generation Titan I and Atlas D missiles, updating of Atlas for space boosters. Shrouded missile on trailer truck. Animated map of U.S. showing 14 air bases from where Titan I and Atlas D missiles are transferred to Norton AFB in California. Map shows Minuteman I turnover to SAC (Strategic Air Command) at Warren AFB in Wyoming. Minuteman I transfer ceremonies attended by military, state, and local dignitaries. Major General J. L. McCoy speaking at microphone. Minuteman control center building at Norton AFB. General McCoy with other officers discussing in conference. Officers on field looking over drawings for building new missile launch site.
Updating of Atlas D missiles for space boosters and construction of Minuteman II launch facility Grand Forks AFB in North Dakota. Underground silo opens up and Intercontinental Ballistic Missile is erected. Crane hoisting missile. Missiles on trailer truck are transferred to hangers near Norton AFB in California. Shrouded Titan I (first generation) missiles in hangars which are going through deactivation process. Updating of Atlas D missiles for space boosters. Men at desk and officer at chart. Missile launched from air base. Engineers and workers working on missile components. Modifications of launch facility and missile at Vandenberg AFB in California. Officers in control center. Minuteman II missile test facility under construction at Grand Forks AFB in North Dakota. Various launch facilities across U.S.
Directorate of Material building in Norton AFB, California. Main gate at Norton AFB in California. People entering Directorate of Material building. EDP (Electronic Data Processor) operator at console. Convair plant and aerial view of missile base. Data processing equipment used in logistic support. Shows card punch machine, memory storage unit (IBM 709), and high speed printer. Parts order being coded with rubber stamp. Shrouded Atlas D missile on trailer truck being hauled cross-country. Atlas being loaded into C-133 airplane. Aircraft in flight overhead. Shrouded Atlas on trailer entering missile base. Airmen working on nose cone in hangar, then mating nose cone to Atlas. Check out tests are carried out by airmen. Two airmen standing beside LOX truck in LOX area.
A training mission of the United States Air Force 305th Bombardment Wing on aircraft B-47 Stratojet at Brize Norton Air Force Base in Oxfordshire, England. The crew members stand near the plane prior to the engine starting. One member talks to the crew in the plane over a radio phone. Power cables are attached to the underside of the plane's external power receptacles. A view of a hand pulling power cables from the receptacles. A ground crewman removes an engine warm up equipment. He removes a C-26 type electrical equipment auxiliary power unit from near the B-47 Stratojet. Another B-47 Stratojet stationary in the background as seen from beneath the wing of another B-47 Stratojet. Another B-47 Stratojet taxis. Interiors of a briefing room. The bombardment group sitting. The gate entrance to Brize Norton Air Force Base. Activity at the gate as civilians drive cars. They enter and leave the base. An ambulance pulls up at the gate. A sign reads ' Brize Norton RAF Station 3920th Air Base Group Welcomes You. Col. W. N. Van Sickle Command'.
A report covering the expansion and modernization of U.S. ICBM force. Site selected for Minuteman II missile launch at Malmstorm Air Force Base in Montana. Car passing through hilly region near Malmstorm AFB. Construction of Minuteman II missile site showing army engineers and men at work. Construction of missile silos. Aerial view of Minuteman base under construction at Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota. Control centers and silos under construction. Building missile capsules at air base. Sign reads 'Site Activation Task Force Ballistics Systems Division Air Force Systems Command - Grand Forks AFB No. Dak.'. Exteriors of building. Officer at charts and desks in conference. Flooding at missile base showing heavy equipment operating. Construction of launching facilities at Vandenberg AFB. Test facilities to flight test integrated Minuteman II launchers and missiles. Aerial view of Minuteman II test site at Vandenberg. Officers working in launch control center.
SAC unit arrives for a briefing session at Brize-Norton Air Force Base in the United Kingdom. U.S. Air Force B-47 Stratojet SAC(Strategic Air Command ) unit members arrive in a room for a briefing session. An officer with long mustaches holds papers in his hands. A paper kept on a desk. Members seated on chairs. Men stand at the base. A medical van arrives and they get in the van. Vehicles move in the background. Buildings in the background. A sign reads 'Brize Norton, R.A.F. Station 3920th Air Base Group, Welcomes You'. SAC members take notes. Colonel Kunkle uses a pointer to point out an aerial route for the unit. He passes the stick to next officer Major Hess. He attaches maps onto another map, and describes the mission to the bomb wing. The crew members take notes.