SAC B-47 bombers make rocket-assisted take offs from Brize Norton RAF Station, United Kingdom.
United Kingdom Date:1953, November 2 Duration:1 min 2 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Three U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command Boeing B-47 Stratojet bombers, of the 305th Bomb Wing, make rocket-assisted (RATO) take offs from Brize Norton RAF Station, United Kingdom. The three taxi to the active runway and make their rocket assist take offs, in succession. The runway is wet. Smoke from the rockets on their fuselages, billows out behind each aircraft while taking off. Closeup of a USAF ground crewman watching the takeoffs.
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