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US Army [Helicopter] 613210 [and Pilot]

Description: A picture of a U.S. Army helicopter and pilot, taken at Ft. Wolters Army Base before the close of the fort in 1974. Ft. Wolters was home to a primary helicopter flight training school during the Vietnam War. In a war that featured helicopters, 70% of the helicopter pilots in the Vietnamese War received all or part of their training at Ft. Wolters in Mineral Wells. The Helicopter Pilots Association is the primary sponsor of the National Viet Nam War Museum being built near the airport in Mineral Wells. The museum currently contains a half-size replica of the Viet Nam War Memorial Wall in Washington, D. C., and a beautiful "Meditation Garden."
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

YF-16 Fighter

Description: YF-16 fighter with four men sitting in front of it. This photo shows the YF-16 forward fuselage mounted on a rocket sled that would be used to test the ejection qualities of the prototype article. There appear to be a test dummy in the cockpit, probably was instrumented to ensure ejection loads were compatible with human life. Also it was part of the "Lightweight Fighter" competition against the FY-17 from Northrup. General Dynamics won the competition.
Date: unknown
Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room