This film depicts observation of a Russian TU-95 "Bear" Bomber which occurred at 7 AM (EST) on Wednesday, March 15, 1972, about 375 miles east of Keflavik, Iceland.
(a) Keflavik Rader Site (Interiors)
(b) F-102 take-off and in flight
(c) Russian "Bear" in flight
(d) ??? "Bear" and F-102 in flight
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Background: This film depicts observation of a Russian TU-95 "Bear" Bomber which occurred at 7 AM (EST) on Wednesday, March 15, 1972, about 375 miles east of Keflavik, Iceland.
Two U.S. Air Force F-102 "Delta Dagger" fighter-interceptors scrambled from the 57th fighter-Interceptor Squadron (FIS) based at Keflavik to observe and identify the Soviet aircraft.
This particular mission was controlled by an Air Force EC-121 Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft belonging to the 552nd AEW&C Wing's Detachment 3 - also based at Keflavik.
Soviet aircraft regularly operate over the North Atlantic. They usually take-off from Murmansk in the Soviet Union, has south or south-west and penetrate the Iceland or Forces Air Defense Zoes.
The Soviet TU-95 "Bean" Bomer has an 8,000 mile range, and can be refuelled in the air.