Technicians and engineers work on X-15 for mating it up with B-52 Superfortress at Edwards Air Force Base in United States.
United States USA Date:1959, July 16 Duration:2 min 29 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Mating of rocket powered aircraft X-15 with B-52 Stratofortress. Overall view of X-15 mated with B-52. Outboard engines jacked up, workmen on work stand. Workmen work on cockpit. X-15 nose. Hoist in raised position under nose wheel. Three men on work stand work on X-15 cockpit. Engineers or technicians stand at the foot of workstand and looks upward as though they are watching and discussing the men working at the top of the stand. Nose of B-52. Insignia of 'ARDC' on the nose of B-52. Auxiliary power unit under the nose. Nose and cockpit of X-15. Three men work on X-15 mating in to B-52. Nose wheel is on hoist and is in raised position. X-15 mated to B-52 before hoist is lowered. Workstands not been removed from X-15. Man stand at the foot of workstand. The man who was standing on workstand is now working with another man on X-15. Two men on top of workstand turn to descend the ladder of the stand. Overall scene of X-15 mated to B-52. Hoists are in lowered position Workstands are by X-15 with one man standing on top and works on X-15.
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