Thursday, February 18, 2010

Old Strategic Air Command Movies

Fail Safe ... Dr. Strangelove ... these two early '60s films made the public very nervous about the Strategic Air Command and its function - at least SAC thought so.

SAC produced a series of movies explaining their mission. The intention was for them to be shown to the public, but for some reason they never were.

Here is a link to those movies, archived by the NSA and made available over the internet by George Washington University. Corny, yes ... but there is some great footage in them. B-52s, B-58s, short tailed KC-135s, Hound Dogs, clouds of black smoke as plane after plane scramble into the air in alert drills.

Thanks to some posters over at WIX for digging up these links ...

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