Tanks and troops transported by the Military Aircraft Command during Army Reforger 76 exercise in Europe.
United States USA Date:1976 Duration:1 min 55 sec Sound:Yes
A civilian narrator is speaking from the Military Airlift Command (MAC) Headquarters Command Post, at Scott Air Force Base,Illinois. He mentions MAC missions supplying war materiel to Israel, in 1973, and the famous Berlin Airlift of 1948. Scene shifts to troops in military exercises, riding across fields in U.S. M113 armored personnel carriers (APCs) and walking with their weapons and gear. An M60 Patton tank moves along a muddy road, past the camera. Troops of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne division stand in formation on a ramp next to a MAC C-141 transport aircraft. They are about to be airlifted to Europe, to participate in War games, in Germany. Some of their armor and trucks seen offloading at a destination airfield. Major John Gray, Jr. of the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division is interviewed, standing in front of a C-141 aircraft from the MAC 62d Airlift Wing, stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. UH-1 (Huey) helicopters deploying infantry in a field and moving away as the troops advance during an exercise. M113 APCs moving past the camera. MAC C-141s landing in Germany as they airlift the U.S. troops who participate in these exercises.Several C-141s taxiing on the airfield. A MAC C-5 Galaxy aircraft with its nose hatch open and armored vehicles that it carried, parked in front of it. Closeup of turret on an M60 medium main battle tank. View of the tank being loaded into a C-5 and view inside the aircraft as the tank is maneuvered in its cargo hold.
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