4900th Flight Test Group
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|4900th Test Group|
Emblem of the 4900th Test Group and Advanced Laser Laboratory (ALL) NKC-135A
|Branch||United States Air Force|
|Type||Special Flight Testing|
The unit was activated by Air Force Systems Command on 1 August 1970 as the 4900th Test Group (Flight Test) and assigned directly to the command. Its mission was to conduct flight test programs of advanced airborne laser weapons for the co-located Air Force Special Weapons Center Advanced Radiation Technology Office.
The group operated a fleet of five F-4Ds, one RF-4C, five NKC-135As, three NC-135As, five C-130s, and several A-37s, F-100s, and helicopters until deactivated on April 1, 1976.
- Mueller, Robert (1989). Air Force Bases, Vol. I, Active Air Force Bases Within the United States of America on 17 September 1982 (PDF). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. p. 293. ISBN 0-912799-53-6.
- Air Force Manual 10-4, Directory of Air Force Addresses, 15 April 1976, p. 4-143
- Mueller, Robert (1989). Air Force Bases, Vol. I, Active Air Force Bases Within the United States of America on 17 September 1982 (PDF). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-912799-53-6.