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Monday, May 23, 2011

Suffolks Cold War Jet Aircraft - REPUBLIC AVIATION

"THE HOUSE OF THUNDER"



REPUBLIC AVIATION FLIGHTLINE FARMINGDALE, Long Island ,N.Y. The Thunderchief,Thunderstreak,Thunderflash,Thunderjet
Jet Aircraft of the Cold War , Republic Aviation was Instrumental in building piston driven Thunderbolts for World War 2 At The speed of One an hour ,They were the workhorses of the air, The factory was known as "The House Of Thunder". After the war Republic built everything from "Safety Cars" to "Moon Suits" worked on V-1,2 German Rocket Technology and built an early Anti Aircraft Missile for the US Army, Thousands of Nassau and Suffolk County Residents worked at Republic During and after the war, I had Family that worked for Republic and Grumman, And  when Republic Closed it was the beginning of the end of the aviation  industry on Long Island in1965 Republic was bought by Fairchild it became Fairchild-Republic building the A-10 Close Support Aircraft or "Warthog" Various Components for the Space Shuttles, Boeing 747 and Military Contracts,Today the plant is in ruins,Most of it burned and was destroyed, putting a movie theater in the Plants Space, The older area along the LIRR tracks is still standing but is beyond repair, I have watched the Remains of Republic rot away without dignity, The LIRR no longer stops at Republic Station , 1985 Fairchild -Republic closed and with it a lot of history and jobs.



After World War II ended and P-47 production was   terminated, Republic Aviation converted C-54 transports into airliners, built 1,059 Seabee civilian amphibious aircraft and built XR-12 photo reconnaisance aircraft after the attempt to build Republic Rainbow airliners failed. Republic helped pioneer the Jet Age by building the straight-wing F-84 Thunderjet designed by Alexander Kartveli starting in the late 1940's and developed the swept-wing F-84-F Thunderstreak in the early 1950's. The Thunderjets saw extensive action during the Korean War and the Thunderstreaks were used by NATO nations during the Cold War in the 1950's . Republic extended runway 14-32 substantially to the southeast over the objections of Long Island State Parks Commissioner Robert Moses to meet the operational needs of the more powerful F-84-F Thunderstreaks. Republic Aviation produced 833 F-105 Thunderchiefs-also designed by Alexander Kartveli- in Farmingdale between 1955 and 1964. The Republic F-105 was used extensively in the Vietman War by the Air Force as a tactical bomber. Republic Aviation was acquired by the Fairchild-Hiller Corp.in 1965 after the Defense Department terminated the F-105 program and it appeared that Republic was going out of business. Fairchild returned to Farmingdale after a 24-year absence. Flight Safety Inc. ran Republic Airport as a general aviation airport beginning on December 7, 1966 for the Mailman brothers' Farmingdale Corporation, which had purchased the field from Fairchild Hiller in 1965. (lirahs)
 
 

 
 Republic Rainbow XF-12-684 At Hangar 3 1946
 

HERE AN ADVERTISEMENT IN TIME MAGAZINE 1954 SHOWS THE LINEAGE OF THE REPUBLIC THUNDERLINE OF AIRCRAFT AND ITS DEDICATION TO PROTECTING THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE THOUGH REPUBLIC WAS A BIG PART OF WORLD WAR TWO HEAR ON LONG ISLAND JUST ABOUT EVERY LONG ISLANDER WAS CONNECTED TO THE AVIATION HISTORY, BOTH SIDES OF MY FAMILY WORKED IN REPUBLIC MY GRANDMOTHERS WERE ROSIE THE RIVETER NOT THE ORIGINAL THOUGH THEY WELDED AND DID JOBS MEN DID MY GRANDFATHERS FOUGHT IN WORLD WAR TWO AND CAME BACK TO WORK FOR GRUMMAN AND HELPING PUT MEN ON THE MOON, THE DIVERSE ETHNIC POPULATION OF LONG ISLAND EVEN HAD IMMIGRANTS FROM GERMANY AUSTRIA FIGHTING THEIR OWN COUSINS AND OTHER RELATED FAMILIES WORLD WAR TWO WAS EXACTLY THAT A WAR THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD WAS INVOLVED IN AND NOT ONE AREA ON EARTH WAS UNSCATHED.

TEST PILOTS AND CREW DURING TESTS OVER LONG ISLAND AT REPUBLIC FIELD NOW KNOWN AS REPUBLIC AIRPORT

REPUBLIC AVIATION CARRYING OUT TESTS ON F-84 THUNDERJET


















THE F-84-1-a THUNDERSTREAK with ordnance carried and used ,the only weapon not represented is a Atomic Bomb , This jet was designed to carry and deliver a Nuclear Device.





Here is a maneuver for the F-84 to deliver an Atomic Weapon called "OVER THE SHOULDER" not too technical.....













WINTER OF 1960 HERE IS A RARE PHOTO OF A F-84 THUNDERSTREAK HEADING OUT OF SUFFOLK COUNTY AFB 40 MILES EAST OF REPUBLIC , THE USAF USED THE THUNDERSTREAK AT AIR DEFENSE COMMAND BASES LIKE SUFFOLK COUNTY TO PATROL AND INTERCEPT ANY UNIDENTIFIED AIRCRAFT AND TO STOP ANY ATTEMPT BY SOVIET BOMBERS TO ATTACK TARGETS ON THE EAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES



HERE A REPUBLIC THUNDERJET IS BEING USED IN OPERATION ZELMAL (ZERO LENGTH LAUNCH MAT LANDING) UNKNOWN LOCATION




HERE IS THE LAUNCH OF ONE OF THE REPUBLIC/USAF SECRET PROJECTS  "ZELMAL" ZERO LENGTH LAUNCH MAT ASSISTED LANDING IF THE UNITED STATES WERE NUKED BY SOVIET AIR AND MISSILE STRIKES AND RUNWAYS WERE UNUSABLE THEY WANTED TO BE ABLE TO GET AIRCRAFT AIRBORNE AND ABLE TO DEFEND OR ATTACK AND THEN RECOVER THE AIRCRAFT VIA A RUBBER MAT THERE WAS ALSO THE STRAPPING OF A ATOMIC DEVICE TO THE JET VARIANT TESTED ,..THIS PROJECT WAS SCRAPPED

AND THE LANDING MAT  PHASE OF THE TEST OUT AT MUROC CA (EDWARDS AFB) 



REPUBLIC ALSO HAD A PROJECT (OPERATION TIP TOW) WHERE A B-29 BOMBER WOULD TOW  F84 THUNDERJET FIGHTERS ALONG ON ITS WINGTIPS INTO ENEMY TERRITORY TO PROTECT THE BOMBER THIS HAD TRAGIC RESULTS AS  THE WING BUCKLED CAUSING THE AIRCRAFT TO SMASH INTO EACH OTHER HIGH OVER LONG ISLAND AND BOTH AIRCRAFT CRASHED INTO PECONIC BAY WITH ALL ABOARD BOTH AIRCRAFT LOST AND THE PROJECT SUSPENDED

HERE THE B-36 PEACEMAKER TAKES OFF FROM MITCHEL FIELD TO PARTICIPATE IN TESTING A RARE PICTURE OF A LONE GONE TIME AND PLACE

HERE A THUNDERSTREAK IS ATTACHED TO THE B-36 PEACEMAKER UNDERNEATH SUCESSFULLY

THE NEXT PROJECT WAS  (OPERATION TOM TOM OR FICON) THIS HAD A THUNDERJET CONNECT TO THE UNDERNEATH OF A B-36 PEACEMAKER AND WAS DEVELOPED AND TESTED EXSTENSIVELY WITH NO MISHAPS AND A FEW VARIANTS OF THE DESIGN.



















THE REPUBLIC AIRCRAFT ON THE FAR WING IS A THUNDERFLASH AND ON THE CLOSE WING YOU CAN SEE THE APPARATUS FOR LOCKING THE JET FIGHTERS IN TO PLACE AS THEY FLY OVER LONG ISLAND

THE REPUBLIC F-105 THUNDERCHIEF  DESIGNED IN THE 1950s

As a follow-on to the Mach 1 capable F-100, the F-105 was also armed with missiles and a cannon; however, its design was tailored to high-speed low-altitude penetration carrying a single nuclear weapon internally. First flown in 1955, the Thunderchief entered service in 1958. As the largest single-engined fighter ever employed by the USAF, the single-seat F-105 would be adapted to deliver a greater bomb load than the four-engined, 10-man strategic bombers of World War II like the B-17 and B-24. The F-105 would be best remembered as the primary strike bomber over North Vietnam in the early stages of the Vietnam War. Over 20,000 Thunderchief sorties were flown, with 382 aircraft lost (nearly half of the 833 produced) including 62 operational losses. Although they lacked the agility of the smaller MiG fighters, USAF F-105s were credited with 27.5 kills, of which 24.5 were by cannon.




GUN CAMERA FOOTAGE OF A REPUBLIC F-105 SMOKING A NORTH VIETNAMESE MIG-17 ON JUNE 3 1967

 
27confirmed enemy aircraft  downed during the Vietnam war  24 with Cannon ,The Thunderchiefs Avionics Package was made to  penetrate Soviet airspace and deliver its Nuclear payload, A F-105 two seater version was built for Wild Weasel duties since North Vietnam was using Soviet Radar Systems and Surface to Air Missiles  that the 105 would jam while other aircraft bombed targets.Pilot  and  a Electronic Warfare Officer in the backseat This meant they would be first in and last out a very dangerous job but successful.,
 
 
 
A COMPANY THAT BUILT ONE THUNDERBOLT AIRCRAFT AN HOUR DURING WORLD WAR 2 AND OVER 15,000 OF THEM BY THE END OF THE WAR ,REPUBLIC HOBBLED INTO THE 1960s AND WAS ACQUIRED BY FAIRCHILD HILLER AND AIRCRAFT CONTINUED TO BE BUILT BUT THIS WAS THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR THE AVIATION INDUSTRY ON LONG ISLAND THOUGH THE LAST NIKE MISSILE BATTERY NY-24 LOCATED IN AMITYVILLE SOUTH OF REPUBLIC WAS THE LAST OPERATIONAL US ARMY ANTI AIRCRAFT MISSILE DEFENSE, CLOSING IN 1975 , THE NIKE SITE WAS EQUIPPED WITH 3 MAGAZINES OF NIKE HERCULES (NUCLEAR TYPE) CONTINUED TO BE GUARDIAN OF THE AVIATION AND AVIONICS INDUSTRIES THAT WERE CLUSTERED IN THIS AREA MITCHEL FIELD WAS GONE,SO WAS FLOYD BENNETT FIELD, SUFFOLK CO. AFB    LONG ISLANDs MILITARY AIR PRESENCE WAS VIRTUALLY GONE AND THE ONLY COMPANY BUILDING AIRCRAFT WAS GRUMMAN  AND THAT  CLOSED IN THE 1990s LEAVING LONG ISLAND AS NORTHRUP - GRUMMAN
 
 
 
 
Flight Safety Inc. ran Republic Airport as a general aviation airport beginning on December 7, 1966 for the Mailman brothers' Farmingdale Corporation, which had purchased the field from Fairchild Hiller in 1965. Republic Airport was acquired by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) on March 31, 1969 after Suffolk County and the Town of Babylon declined to assume ownership. The MTA installed an instrument landing system (ILS) on runway 14-32, built the Republic Airport Terminal building,cooperated with the Federal Aviation Administration, which built the new 100' high control tower, convinced the US Government to transfer 94 acres to the airport in 1971 and purchased the 77-acre Lambert property on the north side of Route 109 and the Breslau Gardens property between New Highway and Route 109 in 1972. Fairchild Republic constructed major sub-assemblies for 720 A-10 "Warthog" Close Air Support aircraft in Farmingdale, although final assembly and flight testing was done at Hagerstown, Maryland. The A-10 was invaluable in action in Desert Storm in the early 1990's and in the Iraq War after 2003. After complaints that the MTA was not contributing taxes to local governments and questions about MTA deficits at Republic, ownership of the airport was transferred to the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) by the New York State Legislature in April 1983, to promote economic development in the surrounding Long Island region. The Republic Airport Commission was created by the New York State Legislature in 1982 {Chap. 370, L.1982) "as an advisory council to the Commissioner of Transportation in the administration and management of the Republic Airport facilities and its surrounding areas with respect to projects to be undertaken at such airport." Fairchild went out of business in 1987 after losing the T-46A trainer project, and within a few years its historic Fairchild-Republic factory complex was sold and developed as the Airport Plaza shopping mall. (LIRAHS)


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FALLOUT SHELTER WARDEN INFORMATION

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NYC / Long Island/Suffolk County, New York Air Defense Sector - Suffolk County and Metropolitan New York City, United States
around NYC and Long Island and see the signs black and yellow triangles pointing down to represent Atomic Fallout, some people don't even know about its meaning , The cold war was far from cold, L.I. had Nuclear Missiles and Nuclear weapons on armed Interceptor aircraft to stop soviet bombers from dropping atomic bombs on NYC and the Defense Industry on L.I.. This And The Civil Defense, The Armed Defense, and The Other Side Of The Fence, This Is History That Can Not be Lost so this blog will try To tell the stories of a dark time, When sirens would howl and we would all await most likely the end underground in places marked with Fallout Shelter Signs, buried beneath the rubble of the buildings above us or be Incinerated in Firestorms , Other Than That Fallout Shelter NYC brings The Local Cold War History in Film, Pictures, Stories, Civil Defense Pics ,Films other Media, Lots Of Propaganda And even Declassified USAF & DOD Films On everything They Detonated Or Trained For Excellent Stuff! So Settle In, Grab A Survival Biscuit, read the posts watch the films and enjoy the Shelter! please write me at falloutshelternyc@gmail.com

(1968) USAF SURVIVE TO FIGHT ATOMIC WEAPON HITS ADC BASE JETS SCRAMBLE INTERCEPT SOVIET ATTACKERS

THIS IS A CLASSIC UNITED STATES AIR FORCE TRAINING FILM THAT IS BASED ON SURVIVABILITY OF USAF BASE OPERATIONS IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES AFTER A NUCLEAR ATTACK,BASES LIKE THIS ONE WERE SCATTERED THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES DURING THE COLD WAR PERIOD THE AMOUNT OF PRESSURE AND RESPONSIBILITY THESE MEN HAD HAD HANDLING NUCLEAR WEAPONS THAT WERE USED ON INTERCEPTOR AIRCRAFT ,THE # AM SCRAMBLES INTO THE WINTER NIGHT NOT KNOWING IF THIS WAS FOR REAL AS BASE AIRCRAFT PEELED OUT LAUNCHING IN PAIRS SC REAMING INTO THE WINTER NIGHT WAITING FOR WORD OF WHAT WAS GOING ON. THE AIRMEN AT THESE BASES KNEW ANY ATTACK ON THE US THEY WOULD BE AMONG THE FIRST TO KNOW AND FIRST TO GO WHILE THE COMMUNITIES OUTSIDE THE GATES NEVER KNEW HOW CLOSE THEY WERE TO WAR AS THE BASES WENT TO DIFFERENT DEFCON LEVELS, THIS WAS NOT INFORMATION FOR THE PUBLIC. THE FILM STARTS AT NIGHT AND THE SAC AIR DEFENSE COMMAND LAUNCHES ITS F-101 INTERCEPTOR AIR CRAFT AND PREPARES TO RIDE OUT A NUCLEAR STRIKE AS CONFIRMATION OF INCOMING MISSILES IS CONFIRMED. THANKS TO A CLIMATE OF GUARDED DEFENSE THE AIR FORCE BASE IS ABLE TO BUILD DEFENSIVE AND SHELTER FACILITIES TO SURVIVE AND FIGHT AND AS A NUCLEAR DETONATION IS CONFIRMED ON BASE THE AIR FORCE BEGINS TO DEAL WITH THE PROBLEMS SO ITS AIR WING CAN COME BACK AND RE-ARM AND RE-FUEL A GREAT SUBJECT THAT U.S. MILITARY FORCES HAD TO PLAN FOR AND TRAIN AND THIS FILM SHOWS WHAT THEY EXPECTED, THE REAL QUESTION IS IT REALISTIC IN ITS EXPECTATION? THE ONE THING IS THAT IT IS PRICELESS THAT THE USAF MADE THIS TRAINING FILM AND ITs QUOTES LIKE "HAVE NO UMBRELLAS,IF IT STARTS TO RAIN WE WILL LET YOU KNOW." AND "YOU CALL US BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T WE WILL BE CALLING YOU" WEIRD,.. BUT STILL GREAT PROPAGANDA!FILMED AT A SAC AIR DEFENSE INTERCEPTOR BASE LOCATED IN OXNARD, OXNARD AFB CALIFORNIA 1967 THIS IS BASICALLY WHEN CLOSING OF SAC ADC BASES WAS GOING ON ALL OVER (SUFFOLK COUNTY AFB LONG ISLAND NEW YORK) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE NYC AREA FOR MOST OF THE COLD WAR.DURING 1968- EARLY 1970s MOST OF THESE AIR FORCE ADC UNITS WENT OVER TO FIGHT IN VIETNAM AND THAILAND AS FORWARD AIR CONTROL AND MUNITION LOADERS FOR USAF STRIKE PLANES USING IRON BOMBS INSTEAD OF ATOMIC MUNITIONS BOMBING NVA BASES AND NORTH VIETNAM AND THE ADC PILOTS AND BACKSEATERS WENT OVER ALSO, TO ME THESE GUYS REALLY SERVED THEIR COUNTRY PLUS ONE AND DESERVE BIG RESPECT , MY HATS OFF TO THE USAF AIRMEN OF ADC/SAC AND VIETNAM/THAILAND/LAOS

DEFCON THE ULTIMATE NUCLEAR WAR SIMULATION

NYC EMERGENCY BROADCAST PLEASE STAND BY FOR OFFICIAL INFORMATION (1980-1984)

USAF/SAC AT DEFCON ONE AND CONFIDENCE IS HIGH! "EXECUTIVE DESCISION" USAF'S NUCLEAR POSTURE

PROBABLY THE MOST TELLING STORY OF USAF MIGHT AND POWER AS WAR IS UNLEASHED ON THE AGRESSOR NATION WHO IS LATER IDENTIFIED TO BE THE SOVIET UNION, THE STOCK FOOTAGE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS BEING DROPPED BY B-47 STRATOJETS and B-52 BOMBERS ARE FROM ONCE CLASSIFIED USAF NUCLEAR TEST OPS. MOST OF THIS ENTIRE FILM IS FROM CLASSIFIED WARPLANS AND SPECIAL OPERATIONS, THIS HOMAGE TO SAC AND STRATEGIC AIR COMMANDS DEDICATION TO MISSION IS A JEWEL AND FROM A TIME WHERE THE WORLD WAS A TINDERBOX READY FOR SOMEONE TO STRIKE THE SPARK AND IGNITE A WORLDWIDE NUCLEAR CONFLAGRATION WHERE LIFE MOST LIKELY WOULD OF WENT THE WAY OF THE DINOSAUR AND ONLY MILLIONS OF YEARS LATER A FOSSILIZED REMAINS OF MAN WOULD BE DISCOVERED BY THE NEXT GENERATION THAT CAME FROM THE ASHES OF THE OLD, THIS FILM IS NOT KNOWN IF IT WAS EVER SEEN OR VIEWED OTHER THAN A HANDFUL OF HIGH RANKING USAF OFFICERS, SEE THE DESCRIPTION AND INFORMATION FROM THE NUCLEAR VAULT.COM --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "The Power of Decision" may be the first (and perhaps the only) U.S. government film dramatizing nuclear war decision-making. Commissioned by the Strategic Air Command in 1956, the film has the look of a 1950s TV drama, but the subject is the ultimate Cold War nightmare. By the end of the film, after the U.S. Air Force has implemented war plan "Quick Strike" following a Soviet surprise attack, millions of Americans, Russians, Europeans, and Japanese are dead. The narrator, a Colonel Dodd, asserts that "nobody wins a nuclear war because both sides are sure to suffer terrible damage." Despite the "catastrophic" damage, one of the film’s operating assumptions is that defeat is avoidable as long as the adversary cannot impose its "will" on the United States. The film’s last few minutes suggest that the United States would prevail because of the "success" of its nuclear air offensive. Moscow, not the United States, is sending out pleas for a cease-fire. The conviction that the United States could prevail was a doctrinal necessity because Air Force leaders assumed the decisiveness of air power. The founding fathers of the U.S. Air Force came out of World War II with an unshakeable, if exaggerated, conviction that the strategic bombing of Germany and Japan had been decisive for the Allied victory and that air power would be crucial in future conflicts. (Note 1) The film’s title: "Power of Decision" embodies that conviction. The title itself is a reference to a 1948 statement by General George C. Kenney, the Strategic Air Command’s first commander-in-chief: "A war in which either or both opponents use atomic bombs will be over in a matter of days...The Air Force that is superior in its capability of destruction plays the dominant role and has the power of decision." (Note 2) A confident statement made by one of the characters, General "Pete" Larson, near the close of reel 6 flows from that assumption: the Soviets "must quit; we have the air and the power and they know it." The story begins with Colonel Dodd, standing in the underground command post of the "Long Range Offense Force" (oddly, the Strategic Air Command is never mentioned by name). Dodd discusses the Force’s strike capabilities, its mechanisms for keeping track of its strategic assets, and its war plans. That hundreds of bombers, based in U.S. territories and overseas bases, are ready to launch at a moment’s notice is the "surest way to prevent war." Dodd does not think that the Soviets are likely to strike, but if deterrence fails and the Soviets launch an attack, "this is what will happen." What "happens" is the initial detection by U.S. air defense network of the approach of Soviet bombers over the Arctic Circle. That leads to General Larson’s decision to launch the SAC alert force under plan "Quick Strike"; airborne and nuclear-armed alert bombers fly toward the Soviet periphery, but stay at position until they receive an attack order (this was the concept of "Fail Safe" or "Positive Control" although those terms were not used in the film). About an hour after the alert force is launched, General Larson receives reports of attacks on U.S. bases, followed by more information on Soviet nuclear attacks on cities and military bases in Japan and Western Europe. "That does it," General Turner (one of Larson’s deputies) exclaims. He soon receives a call on the red phone from the Joint Chiefs, who with the President, are in a protected command post. The president has ordered the execution of "Quick Strike," releasing bombers and missiles to strike the Soviet Union. This simultaneous bomber-missile "double punch" is aimed at "all elements of [Soviet] air power" [bomber bases] along with "war making and war sustaining resources," which meant strikes on urban-industrial areas and urban populations. To depict the undepictable, the film’s producers use stock footage of nuclear tests and missile and bomber launches. Once it is evident that the Soviets have launched a surprise air attack, Colonel Dodd observes that "By giving up the initiative, the West must expect to take the first blow." This statement is not developed, but for Air Force planners, "initiative" meant a preemptive attack or a first strike. By the early 1950, senior military planners and defense officials had begun considering the possibility of pre-emptive attacks on the basis of strategic warning; that is, if the United States intelligence warning system collected reliable information on an impending Soviet attack, decision-makers could approve strikes against Soviet military forces to disrupt it. Consistent with this, Strategic Air Command war plans assumed "two basic modes" for executing strike plans [See Document One below]. () One was retaliation against a surprise attack; the other "plan was based on the assumption that the United States had strategic warning and had decided to take the initiative." The SAC strike force would then be "launched to penetrate en masse prior to the enemy attack; the main target would be the enemy’s retaliatory capability." In the last part of reel 6, Air Force intelligence briefings review the destruction of the Soviet military machine, including destruction of air bases, weapons storage centers, and government control centers, among other targets. "Target M," presumably Moscow, has "been destroyed" by a nuclear weapon which struck 300 yards from the aiming point. The Soviet attack has done calamitous damage to the United States, with 60 million casualties, including 20 million wounded, but evidence was becoming available of the "success" of the U.S. air offensive. The Soviet Air Force has been reduced to a handful of aircraft, it had stopped launching nuclear strikes outside of its territory, and SACEUR [Supreme Allied Commander Europe] reports the "complete disintegration of resistance" by Soviet ground forces. Moreover, cease-fire requests are coming in from the Soviets. In this context, General Larson’s certainty that the "Soviets must quit" conveyed prevailing assumptions about the value of strategic air power. Around the time when "The Power of Decision" as being produced, a statement by SAC Commander-in-Chief General Curtis LeMay made explicit what was implicit in Larson’s observation. In an address before the Air Force’s Scientific Advisory Board in 1957 [see Document Two], LeMay argued that U.S. strategic forces could not be an effective deterrent unless they were "clearly capable of winning under operational handicaps of bad weather and no more than tactical warning." And by winning, LeMay said he meant "achieving a condition wherein the enemy cannot impose his will on us, but we can impose our will on him." Larson’s statement about control of the air dovetailed exactly with LeMay’s assumptions about winning. Little is known about the production and distribution of "The Power of Decision," or even if it was actually shown. According to the history of the Air Photographic and Charting Service for January through June 1957, on 28 May 1956, the Strategic Air Command requested the service to produce the film, which would be classified Secret. SAC leaders may have wanted such a film for internal indoctrination and training purposes, to help officers and airmen prepare themselves for the worst active-duty situation that they could encounter. Perhaps the relatively unruffled style of the film’s performers was to serve as a model for SAC officers if they ever had to follow orders that could produce a nuclear holocaust. In any event, the script for "Power of Decision" was approved on 10 May 1957 and a production planning conference took place on 29 May 1957. The contract productions section of the Air Photographic and Charting Service was the film’s producing unit. The next step was to find actors with security clearances because even the synopsis of the film was classified secret (although later downgraded to "official use only"). As the Air Force was not in the business of hiring actors, the production unit engaged the services of MPO Productions, a New York-based firm which produced commercials and industrial films. [References to MPO, Inc. are on the index cards and on "The End" frame at the close of reel 6]. What happened next, when the work on the film was completed, SAC’s assessment of the project, and whether, when, or where the film was shown, cannot presently be determined, although the information may be in the living memories of participants or viewers from those days. Note: The relatively poor quality of this digital reproduction reflects the condition of the original reels as turned over to the National Archives by the Air Force.

PROPAGANDA No.2 "Your New Sound Of Freedom"

PROPAGANDA  No.2 "Your New Sound Of Freedom"
PUBLISHED FOR BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE MISSION OF THE USAF AIR DEFENSE COMMAND AND THATS TARGETED FOR LONG ISLANDERS WHO LIVED NEAR SUFFOLK COUNTY AIR FORCE BASE IT WAS A PRIMARY ADC SQUADRON THAT WAS TO INTERCEPT ANY SOVIET BOMBERS OR OTHER UNIDENTIFIED AIRCRAFT OF UNKNOWN ORGIN, SUFFOLK AFB BECAME PRIMARY WHEN FLOYD BENNET FIELD CLOSED AND CEASED OPERATIONS, THE CONVAIR F102-F-106 DELTA DART AND DAGGER WERE THE MAIN INTERCEPT AIRCRAFT FROM 1958-62 WHEN THE USAF DECIDED TO USE THE F-101 VODOO ALL WEATHER INTERCEPTOR, THE F-102-106 WAS USED BY THE USAF AT SUFFOLK AS WELL AS MANY OTHER AIRCRAFT THAT WOULD COME THROUGH THE AIRBASE, EARLY POSTS ON THIS BLOG HAS NUMEROUS PHOTO'S OF THESE DART LIKE AIRCRAFT AT THE BASE, THE EARLIER AIRCRAFT WERE F-86 SABRES AND THEY WERE PHASED OUT IN 1958, THERE WERE A FEW LOST AIRCRAFT OUT OF SUFFOLK AND EVEN A FALCON AIR TO AIR MISSILE AND THE INFAMOUS 1966 "STRANGE LIGHTS MOVING AT HIGH SPEEDS OVER THE SOUTH SHORE OF LONG ISLAND" THE AD WAS TO DEFEND THE MISSION OF THESE AFB'S LOCATED IN SUBURBS AROUND THE U.S. WHO HAD THE JOB OF SCRAMBLING AND GREET ANY UNIDENTIFIED RADAR CONTACT.THROUGH THE END OF WORLD WAR 2 UP UNTIL 1970 THE STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND HAD THESE BASES SCATTERED AROUND MAJOR CITIES AND VITAL US DEFENSE CONTRACTORS, SINCE THESE AIR WINGS WERE ON ALERT THEY FLEW OUT CONSTANTLY AND 6-7 IN FORMATION FLYING LOW IS LOUD SO SUBURBAN AMERICA COMPLAINED ABOUT THE NOISE AND THE USAF AND CONVAIR STARTED A ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN TO INFORM AND EDUCATE JUST HOW IMPORTANT THAT SOUND IS. AND HOW LUCKY WE ARE TO HERE IT. DURING THE 1970s to PRESENT USAF/ADC AND OTHERB MILITARY BASES WERE CLOSED BY THE HUNDREDS, IMAGINE A CITY LIKE NEW YORK HAS NO AIR DEFENSE THE NEAREST ARMED AIRCRAFT IS 30 MINUTES AWAY , AND MOST CITYS ARE NO LONGER DESIGNATED MILITARY PROTECTION, THIS MAKES NO SENSE SINCE OUR MILITARY IS TO DEFEND THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES AND I REALLY DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW OUR NATION CAN FORGET WHY WE HAVE ARMED FORCES. THEY ARE NOT FOR FIGHTING ON FOREIGN SOIL AND IF WE HAVE TO WE CAN SEND B-52S ON BOMBING MISSIONS, WE NEED TO LOOK BACK AT WHAT THIS NATIONS FOUNDATIONS WERE AND REBUILD IT, BECAUSE SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT!

USAF/DEFENSE NUCLEAR AGENCY (1970) MEETING THE TERRORIST THREAT- GUARDING USAF NUCLEAR FACILITIES

- Meeting the Terrorist Threat, Produced by the Defense Nuclear Agency - Early 1970's - 7:30 - Color - Since the emergence of the terrorist threat, the U.S. Governments concern about the possible terrorism against nuclear facilities has intensified. This video is a dramatization. It shows how the Government has responded to this threat. The video depicts nuclear security activities at an early nuclear storage site and how a small unarmed force of intruders easily enters under the security fence surrounding the site. The protective force subdues the intruders easily. In another scene, a well-armed terrorist team enters the base and kills a roving patrol with a well-placed sniper. Security forces finally overcome the terrorists after a superior counter-force arrives. On a third entry, a terrorist team enters the site under the cover of a fellow terrorist, hidden in the forest, armed with a heavy machine gun. This terrorist team reaches and penetrates a storage igloo after the roving patrol is killed, and the rapid response force is destroyed. However, the terrorists do not escape. When the superior security force appears with helicopter support and an armored personnel carrier, the terrorists, including the machine gunner, are killed. Since this film was made, the Department of Energy (DOE) has constantly improved the training and tactics of the security forces at each installation as well as the in-place security systems. With its modern day posture, it would be highly improbable that a small group of armed individuals could forcibly enter any DOE facility and escape with a nuclear weapon or any special nuclear

NEW!!!! ----GREAT FALLOUT SHELTER SONG 1961

(1975) RARE FOOTAGE OF ANG F-102s BASED AT SUFFOLK AFB (DECOM) FLYING OVER LONG ISLAND

THIS VIDEO SHOWS NATIONAL GUARD 2nd FIS FLYING F102s OVER EASTERN LONG ISLAND THE FLIGHT SCENES ARE DUBBED WITH A HORRIBLE MUSIC SOUNDTRACK "HIGHWAY TO THE DANGER ZONE" SO I ADVISE THAT YOU MUTE THE SOUND WHILE WATCHING THIS LAST OF THE CENTURY FIGHTERS BEING FLOWN AS INTERCEPTORS AND NOT TARGETS FOR MISSILE TESTS, THE SUFFOLK AFB NOW GABRESKI AIRPORT WESTHAMPTON HOME NOW TO THE 106th AEROSPACE RESCUE AND RECOVERY WING WHO OCCUPY AND USE THE OLD ALERT HANGARS AND USAF INFRASTRUCTURE THAT THE STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND "ADC" LEFT BEHIND WHEN THE SUFFOLK COUNTY AIR BASE WAS DECOMMISSIONED, EVEN THEN A NATIONAL GUARD UNIT USING F-102s WAS BASED THERE FROM 1969 - PRESENT.RARE CAMOFLAUGE F102s *UPDATE THE F-102 THAT SAT OUT FRONT TO PAY RESPECT TO THOSE THAT SERVED THE COLD WAR MISSION AND FLEW JET AIR CRAFT LOADED WITH LIVE NUCLEAR WEAPONS WAS SCRAPPED AND CUT UP ON BASE BY A SCRAP YARD IN A TOTAL DOUCHE BAG MOVE! I DONT CARE HOW BAD OF SHAPE IT WAS IN IT COULD OF BEEN SAVED AND SHOULD OF.JUST BECAUSE THE MISSON NOW INVOLVES HELICOPTERS YOU DONT FORGET HISTORY AND TRY TO TAKE THE LIME LIGHT BY DROPPIN A HELICOPTER IN ITS SPOT, YOU DISRESPECTED THOSE THAT SERVED A WAR COLD IN NAME BUT WAS A DIRECT THREAT AGAINST THIS NATION AND THOSE WHO FLEW THOSE JETS DURING THOSE YEARS WOULD OF GAVE THEIR LIVES TO KEEP THE POPULATION OF THIS COUNTRY SAFE, IT MAKES ME SAD TO SEE SUCH DISRESPECT AND PERSONALLY YOU CAN STICK THAT HELO UP YOUR ASSES!

COLD WAR PROPAGANDA No.41 (1951) USAF CARTOON RECRUITING COMMERCIAL

THIS USAF COMMERCIAL FROM THE EARLY 1950s MOST LIKELY WAS THE REASON AMERICA WON THE COLD WAR AND BEAT THE SOVIETS IN TO SPACE THE JINGLE IN OF FLYING DAH DAH DAH WITH CARTOON JETS AND PEOPLE PROBABLY CAUGHT THE EYE OF MANY YOUNG KIDS WHO TEN YEARS LATER ENLISTED AND HELPED KEEP THIS COUNTRY FREE OF ANY COMMUNIST AGGRESSORS, WE NEED MORE GOOD WHOLESOME RECRUITING PITCHES LIKE THIS ONE!

ATOMIC AGE PROPAGANDA (1951)

ATOMIC AGE PROPAGANDA (1951)