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TRIA 61-2664 The   United   States   Air   Force   aircraft   61-2664   was   a   Boeing   C-135B   T/RIA,   Telemetry   Range Instrumentation Aircraft, prior to a RC-135S conversion. The   most   noticeable   feature   of   the   T/RIA   aircraft   was   the   large   radome   mounted   on   the   front   of the   aircraft.   The   T/RIA   shared   this   style   radome   with   the   A/RIA,   Apollo   Range   Instrumentation Aircraft.   Inside   of   the T/RIA's   radome   were   two   drum   style   antennas   along   with   the   aircraft   radar. Inside   the   aircraft   was   a   antenna   operations   panel   and   equipment   racks   for   the   RF   equipment. This   equipment   was   removed   from   the   C-130   tracking   aircraft   and   installed   into   the   T/RIA aircraft. 61-2664   is   included   in   the   slideshow   above   as   it   was   configured   after   conversion   to   a   RC-135. The photograph was taken on May 25, 1970. 61-2664   was   converted   to   an   RC-135S   aircraft   and   was   used   as   a   United   States   airborne intelligence platform Cobra Ball II. 61-2664   crashed   on   March   15,   1981   at   Shemya Air   Force   Base Alaska   on   approach. There   were 24 occupants of the aircraft and the resultant crash killed 6. Source: ARIA Archive In Memory Staff Sergeant Steven C Balcer Major William R Bennett   First Lieutenant Loren O Ginter   Master Sergeant Stephen L Kish   Captain Larry A Mayfield   Staff Sergeant Harry L Parsons III
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TRIA 61-2664 The    United    States   Air    Force    aircraft    61-2664    was    a Boeing   C-135B   T/RIA,   Telemetry   Range   Instrumentation Aircraft, prior to a RC-135S conversion. The   most   noticeable   feature   of   the T/RIA   aircraft   was   the large   radome   mounted   on   the   front   of   the   aircraft.   The T/RIA   shared   this   style   radome   with   the   A/RIA,   Apollo Range    Instrumentation    Aircraft.    Inside    of    the    T/RIA's radome   were   two   drum   style   antennas   along   with   the aircraft     radar.     Inside     the     aircraft     was     a     antenna operations    panel    and    equipment    racks    for    the    RF equipment.   This   equipment   was   removed   from   the   C- 130 tracking aircraft and installed into the T/RIA aircraft. 61-2664   is   included   in   the   slideshow   above   as   it   was configured      after      conversion      to      a      RC-135.     The photograph was taken on May 25, 1970. 61-2664   was   converted   to   an   RC-135S   aircraft   and   was used   as   a   United   States   airborne   intelligence   platform Cobra Ball II. 61-2664    crashed    on    March    15,    1981    at    Shemya   Air Force    Base    Alaska    on    approach.    There    were    24 occupants of the aircraft and the resultant crash killed 6. Source: ARIA Archive In Memory Staff Sergeant Steven C Balcer Major William R Bennett   First Lieutenant Loren O Ginter   Master Sergeant Stephen L Kish   Captain Larry A Mayfield   Staff Sergeant Harry L Parsons III