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1969 Press Photo Ice Observers aboard Hercules Aircraft for ice patrol missions

AdID: 4586384

Availability: In stock

Part Number: nem65993

Height: 8.25

Width: 10

Source: NEA


This is an original press photo. From their vantage point on the flight deck of a US Coast Guard HC-130B Hercules aircraft, Ensign Robert Clasby, senior ice observer and AG3 L. C. Tappin scan ocean below for icebergs. The bergs have drifted 3,000 miles from their birthplace in northern Greenland into shipping lanes of North Atlantic, regular ice patrol missions are flown each spring by US Coast Guard crews in Lockheed-built Hercules specially fitted for visual patrol. The aircraft also have the newest electronic iceberg detection instruments. Visual patrol flights are made at 1,500 ft. above the water, with two of the Hercules' four engines shut down to conserve fuel and increase patrol time. Photo measures 10 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 2-5-1969.


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Date of Creation 1969
Size Medium (Up to 10)
Photo Dimensions (in.) 10 x 8.25
SKU nem65993