• Short Summary

    A CONVERTED FOUR-ENGINED AIRLINE EQUIPPED WITH RADAR PLOTTING GEAR WHICH WILL TRACK THE FLIGHT OF NEW FRENCH MISSILES, FLEW ON FINAL PROVING FLIGHTS TODAY (MONDAY).

  • Description

    A CONVERTED FOUR-ENGINED AIRLINE EQUIPPED WITH RADAR PLOTTING GEAR WHICH WILL TRACK THE FLIGHT OF NEW FRENCH MISSILES, FLEW ON FINAL PROVING FLIGHTS TODAY (MONDAY).

    THE AIRCRAFT WAS A FOUR-ENGINED PROPELLER DRIVEN DC-7 WHICH HAS BEEN PACKED WITH A RADIO AND RADAR GEAR. WHEN FRANCE UNDERTAKES TESTS OF HER LONG-RANGE MISSILES, AIRCRAFT SUCH AS THIS WILL CIRCLE THE TARGET AREA IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN AND PLOT THE FINAL COURSE OF THE ROCKETS.

    THE NEW MISSILES WILL HAVE A RANGE OF 2,500 KILOMETRES AND WILL BE FIRED IN THE DIRECTION OF THE AZORES.

    IN TESTING THEM, THE TRACKING EQUIPMENT OF THE SLOW-MOVING PROPELLER AIRCRAFT WILL BE INVALUABLE IN CHECKING THE DIRECTION AND BEHAVIOUR OF THE MISSILES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA22YZNU27Z72TGT89CU2VAOR7H
    Media URN:
    VLVA22YZNU27Z72TGT89CU2VAOR7H
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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