U.S. bomber aircraft in flight to attack North Vietnam and the Combat Lightning operator maintains a traffic log in Thailand.
Thailand Date:1967 Duration:5 min 49 sec Sound:Yes
The Tactical Air Control system nicknamed 'Combat Lightning' augmented to provide aircraft alert warnings in North Vietnam. U.S. fighter and bomber aircraft in flight to attack North Vietnam. A bomber in flight and drops bomb on the target. Explosions due to bombardment. A USAF ( United States Air Force ) KC-135 Stratotanker, airborne automatic relay link between Da Nang and any other ground radar, in flight. 4258 Strategic airmen seated on chairs. An officer points with a stick on a map and briefs about a test and check out program. A signal officer signals to a USAF Boeing EC-135 as it taxis and takes off for a 24 hour coverage. The Combat Lightning radio operator in contact with U-Tapao Air Force Base in Thailand and the aircraft. The relieving aircraft in flight. The radio operator at the controls. He maintains a traffic log and plots on an area chart of North Vietnam. He supervises the operation. An armament and electronics maintenance technician conducts an in flight maintenance. He unplugs a malfunctioning unit, removes it from the rack and substitutes it with a spare. When the change is completed he reports to the radio operator.
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