Subject: Rapid City AFB info

Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 16:29:17 -0500 
From: "carpenter_joel" <ufx@mindspring.com> 
Subject: Rapid City AFB info 
To: Francis Ridge <slk@evansville.net> 

Fran, 

From my vast files (G) - a mention of F-84s at Ellsworth (or Rapid City 
AFB). 

If you're interested in the Black Hawk case (as it's called in the BB 
files), it's of interest because F-84s didn't have air intercept radar, just 
gun sight ranging radar, so they couldn't actually track a bogie. 

I think the Black Hawk case is one of the most important of the 1950s, much 
more so that Mantell and the like, IMO. 

Hope this helps. 

Joel 

 http://www.elmendorf.af.mil/Units/54FS/history.htm