This is a time capsule from the height of the Cold War. In this detailed reenactment, Major Paul Dobbins and the crew of B-52G Buzz Saw 48 are put on Airborne Alert, the highest stage of readiness during a crisis for SAC's strategic bombers in the early 1960s. Armed with a pair of nuclear tipped Hound Dog AGM-28 long range supersonic missiles, a load of A-Bombs and ADM-20 Quail jet powered decoys designed to fool enemy radars, they're sent to a predetermined patrol area near the Arctic Circle.
They're on station for 24 hours, ready to attack their targets at a moments notice if they receive an executive order Go Code, even before U.S. ICBMs are launched. You'll also meet the rest of Buzz Saw's crew and learn their duties, hear communications with Crow's Nest, SAC Headquarters in Omaha, NE, and get a look at their top secret Big Board,' used to track bombers on station at the top of the World. You'll see readiness training and a step by step simulated of strike mission if the Stratofortress had been ordered to attack, including rare footage of a Quail decoy launch. And just as important, you'll see the layer's of Fail Safe procedures employed to guard against an accidental attack.