• Short Summary

    MINISTER OF STATE FOR TECHNOLOGY, JOSEPH MALLALIEU, VISITED THE HAWKER SIDDELEY AVIATION PLANT AT KINGSTON NEAR LONDON TODAY (THURSDAY) TO INSPECT PRODUCTION OF BRITAIN'S V/STOL STRIKE AIRCRAFT, THE HARRIER AND TO WATCH A DEMONSTRATION FLIGHT.

  • Description

    MINISTER OF STATE FOR TECHNOLOGY, JOSEPH MALLALIEU, VISITED THE HAWKER SIDDELEY AVIATION PLANT AT KINGSTON NEAR LONDON TODAY (THURSDAY) TO INSPECT PRODUCTION OF BRITAIN'S V/STOL STRIKE AIRCRAFT, THE HARRIER AND TO WATCH A DEMONSTRATION FLIGHT.

    THE HARRIER, A DEVELOPMENT OF THE HAWKER P1127 WHICH FIRST FLEW OVER 9 YEARS AGO, IS SUITABLE FOR A AIR FORCES, NAVIES, ARMIES AND MARINES, AND COULD EARN GBP750 MILLION STERLING IN OVERSEAS SALES THE MAKERS CLAIMED TODAY.

    SO FAR EIGHT NAVIES AND FIFTEEN AIR FORCES HAVE SHOWN INTEREST IN THE VERTICAL-TAKE OFF JET FIGHTER. IT COMES INTO SERVICE WITH THE BRITISH AIR FORCE IN APRIL.

    THE HARRIER'S CHIEF DESIGNER, MR. JOHN FOZARD, ESTIMATED THAT OTHER WESTERN COUNTRIES WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO PRODUCE A SIMILAR AIRCRAFT FOR 4 TO 6 YEARS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA15VUOAP8HE6JP1SCS5D4AMX4E
    Media URN:
    VLVA15VUOAP8HE6JP1SCS5D4AMX4E
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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