Step to step mating procedure of rocket powered aircraft with B-52 Stratofortress at Edwards Air Force Base in United States.
United States USA Date:1959, July 16 Duration:6 min 20 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Mating of rocket powered aircraft X-15 with B-52 Stratofortress. Right inboard wings pylon and inboard engines of B-52 on ground. Technicians around B-52. A tug tows the X-15 underneath the wing of B-52. X-15 sitting under B-52 with large group of technicians around the nose of X-15. Ground support crew push X-15 back and line up with pylon. X-15 sitting on ground in place under pylon. Support crew works under nose of X-15. A man works on the top of X-15 and under pylon, a man works on tail assembly, three men work under nose of X-15, a man jacking up X-15 and two men work under nose of X-15. The majority of the men on right side of B-52 sitting on ground. A man works on top of X-15 under pylon. Support crew gathers around the X-15 and discuss. X-15 under the pylon and a part of B-52. Crew stands against the X-15. Three men stand in front of X-15. A man wears earphones. X -15 in neutral position. Support man on crew stands one on each side and work on X-15. A man stands in front of X-15 with a wrench in his hand. Support crew works on X-15. Two men work on X-15. X -15 is attached to pylon on right wing. Support crew work on X-15.
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