Airborne Command Post - "An airborne command post, capable of directing [SAC's] global armada of war planes and missiles is now operational. Five specially equipped Boeing KC-135 jet tankers, in the event SAC's underground battle headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, becomes inoperative due to bombing, can immediately communicate with any agency, commander, country or bomber in the world - and direct combat activities. Each of the five Stratotankers, which were converted for…
RCAF McDonnell F-101 Voodoo Gate Guard Alberta Aviation Museum,Edmonton,AB.McDonnell F-101 Voodoo was a supersonic jet fighter which served USAF & Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). Initially designed by McDonnell Aircraft as a long-range bomber escort (known as a penetration fighter) for the Strategic Air Command (SAC), the Voodoo was instead developed as a nuclear-armed fighter-bomber for the Tactical Air Command (TAC), and as a photo reconnaissance aircraft based on the same airframe.
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Vulcan B1 XA896 seen at RAF Waddington in August 1957. This aircraft was piloted by WC AD Frank and his crew who were selected in participate in the 1957 Strategic Air Command bombing competition held in Pinecastle, Florida. Note the aircraft is not in the more familiar all-white gloss finish. XA 896 was one of the first Vulcans to be delivered to 230 OCU