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Check Six – F-4 Era: Weapons Loading

June 12, 2022
Hawaii Air National Guard photograph

This undated photograph shows the start of weapons loading prior to aircraft launch. The members of the Weapons Shop worked tirelessly to load aircraft on the tarmac. The challenge of loading weapons increased dramatically during full chemical suit operations.

Unless the 199th Fighter Squadron were doing live missile firing, the weapons load teams download at the weapons when the aircraft returned to base. It is a thankless job.

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