Methods of nuclear weapon delivery by A7 A/B light attack Tactical Aircraft in the United States.
United States USA Date:1971 Duration:12 min 47 sec Sound:Yes
A U.S. Navy film about delivery of nuclear weapons in the United States. The film is titled 'Special Weapon Mission by A7 AB Carrier Aircraft'. A light attack Tactical Aircraft in flight at low level. A board at a door reads 'U.S. Pacific Fleet Air Intelligence Support Center -FAISC-'. A sailor enters the gate. A pilot works out the mission plan. He is given two targets and information regarding his mission. The pilot prepares headings, selects initial points, and decides the method of delivery and escape maneuver. He opens a book about methods of delivery. Animation depicts methods of weapon delivery followed by demonstrations by practice weapons. The Run in, Pull up and Release methods explained. Delivery method Retarded Lay Down gives the maximum protection. The second method Retarded Loft gives the fastest escape. Low Angle Loft, Medium Angle Loft, 65 Degree Angle Loft, 90 degree Loft and Over Shoulder Loft. The pilot decides on Wing Allowances. He selects navigation and other preparations. A briefing about weather and navigation. B-43 weapons are loaded in the aircraft at the hangar deck. The pilot checks in and adjusts settings for the nuclear bomb release. He adjusts monitor and control sets, electric settings, and depresses gun side.
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