4900th Flight Test Group
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|4900th Flight Test Group|
Emblem of the 4900th Flight Test Group and Advanced Laser Laboratory (ALL) NKC-135A
|Branch||United States Air Force|
|Type||Special Flight Testing|
The 4900th Flight Test Group is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last was assigned to the Air Force Weapons Laboratory, Air Force Systems Command, stationed at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico. It was inactivated on 1 April 1976.
The unit was activated by Air Force Systems Command on 1 August 1970 as the provisional 4900th Test Group (Flight Test), being assigned to the Air Force Weapons Laboratory. 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.
Support units were:
- 4900th Civil Engineering Squadron
- 4905th Maintenance and Supply Group
- 4907th Supply Squadron
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). Active Air Force Bases Within the United States of America on 17 September 1982. USAF Reference Series, Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-912799-53-6