• Short Summary

    The US Army's newest operational missile system, named Lacrosse, is claimed as the answer to the artilleryman's age-old dream of counting one target destroyed for one round fired.

  • Description

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    LV missile truck
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    2.
    SV spectators
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    3.
    LV section of missile raised for assembly
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    4.
    SV soldiers handle section
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    5.
    MV assembly proceeds
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    6.
    CU soldier moves away from assembled section
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    7.
    CU soldiers handle wing
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    8.
    Cu spectators
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    9.
    SV wing fitted
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    10.
    SV nose raised for assembly
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    11.
    CU soldiers look on
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    12.
    CU nose section handled
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    13.
    LV nose assembly in operation
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    14.
    CU fitting nose
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    15.
    CU final stage of nose fitting
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    16.
    SV soldier taps unit into position
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    17.
    MV officers look on
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    18.
    GV missile raised to firing position
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    19.
    SV missile
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The US Army's newest operational missile system, named Lacrosse, is claimed as the answer to the artilleryman's age-old dream of counting one target destroyed for one round fired. Aug 26, the Press were given a first demonstration of the weapon, near Frankfurt, W. Germany. The operation shown was assembly of the Lacrosse missile, which comes packed in a box for transport purposes. When the components are fitted together - in a matter of minutes - the missile is ready for firing.

    After take-off, the launching vehicle can quickly move to another firing position, as the Lacrosse is guided on to its target by "impulses" from a ground forward guidance station.

    The Lacrosse is nearly 20 feet long, is driven by solid propellent, and can carry a nuclear warhead. Its range is about 20 miles.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1SCA3S18DLOLZA8PYCYUAVX0I
    Media URN:
    VLVA1SCA3S18DLOLZA8PYCYUAVX0I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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