Radar Recording Camera (KS-32A)
Camera Data Plates*
The following data will be entered on the camera data plate during preflight (usually by the Radar Navigator).
TARGET COMPLEXES. The complexes or ranges to be bombed during the mission will be entered in chronological order. A maximum of three complexes will be listed, if a greater number of targets are to be attacked, the data plate must be changed in flight after the first three targets are bombed. At the discretion of the radar navigator, the data plate may be corrected prior to bombing each complex to facilitate identification of film during critique. However, the complex bombed must appear on the data plate regardless of the method used.
DATE. The date entered on the data plate during preflight will be the Greenwich date of the ETA to the first complex.
AIRCRAFT TYPE AND NUMBER. The airplane type will be completely identified: B-52H, etc. The last four digits of the tail number of the airplane will also be entered.
LAST NAME OF RADAR NAVIGATOR. The last name (and initials in those cases requiring further Identification) of the radar navigator will be entered.
There are minor variances between the Oct 24, 1968 data plate and the standard from the B-52H Flight Manual (1975). In this instance, "ASQ-38" is the designation for the B-52 onboard radar system.
* B-52H Flight Manual, T.O 1B-52H-1, Section VIII, Crew Duties