[Aerial refueling scenes, circa 1950s-1960s]


[Aerial refueling scenes, circa 1950s-1960s]


Film footage of aerial refueling scenes, circa 1950s-1960s. The footage is filmed from inside a tanker aircraft, possibly a Boeing KC-135, and depicts several aerial refueling scenes of U.S. Air Force aircraft, showing the aircraft approaching the tanker, the boom being lowered and connecting, and the aircraft departing after being refueled. The boom operator is visible in several shots. The aircraft undergoing refueling are:

00:03:14 - Convair B-58 Hustler
00:08:29 - Convair B-58 Hustler
00:09:40 - Boeing B-47 Stratojet
00:10:32 - Boeing B-47 Stratojet (nose number 2501)
00:11:28 - Boeing B-47 Stratojet (nose number 2315)
00:13:10 - Unidentified aircraft

Other scenes featured in the footage include shots from inside the tanker as it takes off, aerial views of various terrain, and aircraft at an unidentified airfield. At 00:14:15, the footage transitions to a brief shot of an empty airliner cabin, followed by aerial views and a scene as the aircraft lands.

The footage is in color and is silent.

Label on container: "B-58, B47 contacts and buddy run."


1950s-1960s circa


1 film reel (15 min., 21 sec.) : silent, color ; 8 mm


Bibliographic Citation

The Franklin W. Minert Film Collection/The Museum of Flight



Collection Organization