Bomarc IM-99 DVD
Designed to protect North America from potential Soviet bomber threats, the USAF Bomarc was the first long-range surface-to-air missile defense system. Flying at speeds approaching Mach 4, and with a range of up to 400 miles, Bomarc missiles were deployed with conventional and nuclear payloads. Bomarc served as a silent sentinel protecting the United States and Canada until the early '70's. This rocket.aero DVD covering the revolutionary Bomarc missile system contains almost two hours of historic archival footage, including the following:
- Extensive coverage of Bomarc launch testing at Cape Canaveral
- Bomarc intercept testing with a QB-17 drone and the USAF X-10
- Footage of Bomarc crew training, including assembly, transport, and maintenance
- The 1953 USAF "Bomarc Annual Report"
- The 1950 USAF "Guided Missiles Review," featuring coverage of Bomarc, Rascal, Snark, and other early guided missile programs
- A spectacular Bomarc launch failure, captured from multiple angles
- A special "Modeler's Notes" audio track
- Still photos of Bomarc, accessible via DVD slide show or as DVD-ROM files
Running time approximately 120 minutes, NTSC. Encoded for all regions. All images courtesy USAF and NARA unless otherwise noted. This DVD contains both silent and sound film elements.