European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Mar 5 1968, Page 11

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - March 5, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseThe Sac radar bomb scoring express has two nine car sections the front houses the radar gear while the other is for Crew s quarters. By Marc Huet is Washington Bureau airmen once claimed strategic air command bomber Crews were so accurate they could drop their bombs into Pickle barrel. Now enthusiasts have gone a step further to say they can even hit the individual pickles. Regardless of whether they can hit the pickles or the barrel they re Good and their skill has been demonstrate time and again with the support they Are giving in Southeast Asia. Part of the credit for their skill is duet the work of a Small group of airmen assigned to a Railroad line that has nothing to do with passengers or freight. The train is the Sac radar bomb scor ing express and it s one of three used to score the accuracy of simulated bomb drops by b58 Hustler and b52 strato fortress Jet bomber Crews. Sophisticated radar equipment on the trains locks on to an approaching bomber and by using figures of distance direction of the air plane from the target Speed and bomb fall characteristics Thebes technicians can figure out just where the bombs would have landed had they been dropped. The Railroad train is divided into two me car sections. The front or business end contains All the electronic and radar gear to score bombing accuracy and pro vide realistic target situations for Sac aircrews. The second Section is actually a Small self supporting City for the 70 men who serve aboard the express. Four cars reused As living quarters and each Man la room of his own. Nin Cooks working in three shifts feed near is i i at a time in the Kitchen car. T is freezers and a storage enough supp is to sustainment for a month. In addition to the sleeping and dining Mai tenancy Power Anda ready car with television away the fuel am m Lelh a picture piment to com Tho ? re?1 area for men off duty. And Tisu lated Battles Between the air begin some distance target area using an electronic devices trams try to conf be navigate a and radar this of Battle countermeasures or 1s a Ftp acted to be a Majora y future Allut War. Is of aide sent up from thecker Iden n the a Lect Nic warfare offi Airun Ftp Les and counteracts with the Esai o 7n eco systems the de Emy s s

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