Military and commercial aircraft land and take off from Da Nang Air Base in Vietnam. An F-4E Phantom takes off from the runway. A Volpar Beechcraft Model 18 takes off. A C-130A Hercules and an O-2A Skymaster land and taxi on the runway. OV-10A Bronco, T-39A Sabreliner and O-1E Bird Dog take off from the Da Nang Air Base runway. C-123K Provider taxis on landing.
Military and commercial aircraft land and take off from Da Nang Air Base in Vietnam. View of a tower. The interior of a control room. Personnel speaks over microphone and an officer looks through the glass at the runway. C-123 Provider aircraft and three OV-10A Bronco aircraft taxi and take off from the Da Nang Air Base.
Military and commercial aircraft land and take off from Da Nang Air Base in Vietnam. The interior of a control room. Personnel speak over microphone, an officer looks through the glass at the runway. Number of aircraft taxi and take off from the Da Nang Air Base runway.
366th Fighter Wing crew members at Da Nang Air Base, Vietnam. Air crews of 366th Tactical Fighter Wing scramble to their F4E aircraft, sheltered in revetments covered with individual semicircular reinforced roofs.(Sound heard in first part of the clip is radio chatter unrelated to the images.) Crew chiefs help the pilots and backseaters (weapon systems officers) to strap in. Pilot seen and heard receiving, acknowledging, and dialing in the local altimeter setting. Closeup of sharks mouth painted on aircraft. Red rotating light on vehicle roof (unseen). Closeup of assorted airborne weapons slung under an F-4E. Crew chiefs remove safety pins and covers from weapons of both aircraft. Crew chief secures nose panel on aircraft.
Sounds associated with air traffic control during Vietnam War. Fragments of conversation include "full left rudder";"Say again, you're garbled";"engaging, and disengaging";"Apache 254";"Gunfighter 5354 taxi to"and "Altimeter 30.02." The sound continues with similar conversations, plus sound of breathing and of a person whistling. The sound track is clearly a blend of intracockpit conversations with control tower instructions. In particular, the reference to an aircraft with "gunfighter" number indicates it involves the U.S. Air Force 366th Fighter Wing at Da Nang Air Base, vietnam.
Military and commercial aircraft operating at Da Nang Air Base in Vietnam. Four McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II's taxi towards the runway and take off in succession. American World Airways Boeing 707, O-2A Skymaster, and C-123 Provider take off from the runway. TA-4F takes off .