Project Tom-Tom footage

Have some footage of one of the craziest ideas the USAF has tried. Towing escort fighters by hooking them up to the wingtips of bombers. If you want a little more info check out the Wikipedia article on FICON / Tip Tow / Tom-Tom. At the time of these experiments aerial refueling hadn’t been perfected. Since fighters are thirsty, especially the early jet fighters the USAF needed a way to get escort fighters to the target with the bombers.

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