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Terrain Board, Segment, Lubbock, Texas, Flight Simulator

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Inventory Number
A19890001000
Physical Description
Scale bas-reliefs showing detailed topography of area around Lubbock, Texas and accessory parts.
Summary
This is a fragment of a "terrain board" used to train pilots for the U.S. Air Force. Fighter pilots trained for missions by using scale models of terrain, over which moved a television camera that was connected to controls on the flight simulator. The trainee saw an image in the simulator that corresponded to what he or she would see if flying a real airplane over that terrain. This board represents the region around Reese Air Force Base in Lubbock, Texas.
Credit Line
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Manufacturer
Redifon
Country of Origin
United States of America
Materials
Wood
Possible Plaster
Paint
Plastic
Possible Foam
Adhesive
Paper
Ink
Dimensions
3-D: 248.3 × 8.6 × 130.8cm (8 ft. 1 3/4 in. × 3 3/8 in. × 4 ft. 3 1/2 in.)
Data Source
National Air and Space Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Type
EQUIPMENT-Training Devices
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv93d441691-491e-43f0-8f92-c562ddcfd784
Record ID
nasm_A19890001000

Terrain Board, Segment, Lubbock, Texas, Flight Simulator

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