A modified RF-84F Thunderflash being used in flight testing for the F-105 fire control system in the United States.
United States USA Date:1956, December 1 Duration:3 min 10 sec Sound:Yes
Development progress report of U.S. Air Force F-105 Thunderchief fighter bomber. A modified RF-84F Thunderflash being used in flight testing the F-105 fire control system. The modified RF-84F with a pointed random nose. The aircraft taxis out on flight line past U.S. Air Force B-29 Superfortress, F-84 Thunderjet and C-47 Skytrain at Eglin Air Force Base. RF-84F takes off from one of the air strips at Eglin Air Force Base. YF-105A performs a wing over and drops away. The data reduction equipment being utilized in the armament system testing at Eglin AFB. A General Electric digital computer in operation. Two technicians test a laboratory model of the AFW-10 automatic flight control system. A civilian points out the AFW-10 automatic flight control system installed in the modified RF-84F. An F-84F in flight. The aircraft does a wingover and drops several hundred feet, then starts a level climb. An Air Force pilot climbs into a cockpit of F-105B. F-105B taxis on the ramp at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Republic personnel grouped around a combination radio telemetry truck and look up in the sky. F-105B takes off and climbs rapidly. F-105B in flight high above a cloud layer. A fuselage of F-105B. F-105B lands on a dry lake bed at Edwards AFB and drag parachute deployed.
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