• Short Summary

    SIX OF AMERICA'S CONTROVERSIAL SWING-WING F-111A SUPERSONIC FIGHTER BOMBERS ARE NOW BASED AT TAKHLI, 120 MILES NORTH OF BANGKOK.

  • Description

    SIX OF AMERICA'S CONTROVERSIAL SWING-WING F-111A SUPERSONIC FIGHTER BOMBERS ARE NOW BASED AT TAKHLI, 120 MILES NORTH OF BANGKOK. LATER THIS WEEK, THE AIRCRAFT WILL MAKE THEIR DEBUT IN BOMBING RAIDS ON NORTH VIETNAM.

    THE MENDLE-NOSED JETS ARRIVED IN THAILAND LAST SUNDAY IN A MAJOR EFFORT TO DOLSNER UNITED STATES AIR PUNCH OVER NORTH VIETNAM. THEY WERE RUSHED TO THE VIETNAM WHETHER COMPLETING FINAL OPERATIONAL TESTS SO THAT THEY COULD BE USED DURING THE CURRENT POOR WEATHER OVER THE NORTH.

    THE F-111A IS THE BIGGEST, FASTEST WORKING FIGHTING-BOMBER IN AMERICA'S ARSENAN, CAPABLE OF CARRYING APPROXIMATELY 50,000 POUNDS OF ROCKETS, MISSILES OR BOMBS. IT CAN DELIVER NUCLEAR WARHEADS.

    IT IS ONE OF THE MOST VERSATILE PLANES EVER DESIGNED AND IS THE BEST AMERICAN FIGHTER-BOMBER AT PINPOINT BOMBING THROUGH CLOUDY WEATHER OR NIGHT SKIES.

    IT CAN FLY AT MORE THAN TWICE THE SPEED OF SOUND OR BETTER THAN 1,400 MILES PER HOUR AND CAN OPERATE AT ALTITUDES OF HIGHER THAN 60,000 FEET.

    AMONG OTHER FEATURES, IT CAN LAND OR TAKE OFF IN LESS THAN 3,000 FEET AND CAN TRAVEL TRANS-OCEANIC DISTANCES WITHOUT REFUELLING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1XASADOLO8WHIP9MEO67P0WKB
    Media URN:
    VLVA1XASADOLO8WHIP9MEO67P0WKB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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