Terrain Board, Segment, Lubbock, Texas, Flight Simulator
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.
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Scale bas-reliefs showing detailed topography of area around Lubbock, Texas and accessory parts.
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
- EQUIPMENT-Training Devices
- Wood base, with various materials applied
- Overall: 4 ft. wide x 8 ft. long (121.92 x 243.84cm)