Terrain Board, Segment, Lubbock, Texas, Flight Simulator
- Physical Description
- Scale bas-reliefs showing detailed topography of area around Lubbock, Texas and accessory parts.
- This is a fragment of a "terrain board" used to train pilots for the U.S. Air Force. Fighter pilots trained for missions by using scale models of terrain, over which moved a television camera that was connected to controls on the flight simulator. The trainee saw an image in the simulator that corresponded to what he or she would see if flying a real airplane over that terrain. This board represents the region around Reese Air Force Base in Lubbock, Texas.
- Data Source
- National Air and Space Museum
- Credit Line
- Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
- Possible Plaster
- Possible Foam
- 3-D: 248.3 × 8.6 × 130.8cm (8 ft. 1 3/4 in. × 3 3/8 in. × 4 ft. 3 1/2 in.)
- EQUIPMENT-Training Devices