• Short Summary

    On Monday, November 20, the U.S. Air Force Air Defense Command demonstrated its global defense?

  • Description

    On Monday, November 20, the U.S. Air Force Air Defense Command demonstrated its global defense capability in a first-of-its-kind flight by F-106 "Delta Dart" fighter-intercepters. The delta-winged jets flew non-stop from Tacoma, Washington, to Panama City, Florida, on a simulated combat mission.

    The trans-continental trip included one aerial refuelling and the firing of air-to-air missiles at jet drone targets over the Gulf of Mexico.

    The mission was designed to duplicate a combat situation in which the Air Defense Command fighters might be required to deploy several thousand miles overseas then engage enemy aircraft prior to landing at a forward base.

    This new global capability enables aircraft from the Command to deploy to overseas crisis areas when directed there on short notice.

    With its ability to fly long-range refuelling missions while carrying a full complement of missiles, the F-106 is prepared at all times to engage enemy aircraft in battle, sometimes flying at more than twice the speed of sound.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAXTDOTHX93XRP94MLC9NPI0E8
    Media URN:
    VLVAXTDOTHX93XRP94MLC9NPI0E8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment