366th Fighter Wing aircrews prepare to take off in F-4E Phantom II Aircraft, from Da Nang Air Base, Vietnam during Vietnam War
Vietnam Date:1970, January 3 Duration:5 min 14 sec Sound:Yes
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.
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