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    Museum Audio Tour 42: Cold War Gallery: Emerging Air Defense

    Museum Audio Tour 42: Cold War Gallery: Emerging Air Defense

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    National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    While the Strategic Air Command perfected its techniques as the strategic nuclear deterrent of the U.S. Air Force during the Cold War, the country needed to protect our homeland. Aircraft, such as the Starfire, the first all-jet, all-weather interceptor for the Air Defense Command, was employed for the air defense of the continental United States. In 1957, the U.S.-Canadian North American Air Defense system, commonly known as NORAD, was formed. Within NORAD, the Canadian-built and manned CF-100 operated alongside U.S. Air Force interceptors like the F-89 and F-86D. Squadrons who flew this aircraft protected the continent from possible attack by the Soviets from across the North Pole. Examples of these air defense aircraft are located near the B-36 in the Cold War Gallery.



    Date Taken: 12.31.1969
    Date Posted: 09.02.2015 13:50
    Category: Newscasts
    Audio ID: 41965
    Filename: 1509/DOD_102704386.mp3
    Length: 00:00:46
    Album Museum Audio Tour
    Track # 42
    Location: DAYTON, OH, US 

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