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    AIRCRAFT FROM RUSSIA WILL BE AMONG THE OUTSTANDING ATTRACTIONS AT THE 26TH PARIS INTERNATIONAL AIR AND SPACE SHOW WHICH OPENS AT LE BOURGET AIRPORT ON THURSDAY.

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    AIRCRAFT FROM RUSSIA WILL BE AMONG THE OUTSTANDING ATTRACTIONS AT THE 26TH PARIS INTERNATIONAL AIR AND SPACE SHOW WHICH OPENS AT LE BOURGET AIRPORT ON THURSDAY. TODAY (MONDAY) THE SOVIET AIRLINERS AND HELICOPTERS FLEW INTO PARIS.

    THIS IS RUSSIA'S FIRST OFFICIAL APPEARANCE AT THE BIENNIAL DISPLAY, WHICH THIS YEAR FEATURES 450 EXHIBITORS FROM 16 COUNTRIES. BESIDES THE AIRLINERS AND HELICOPTERS, IT IS REPORTED THAT RUSSIA WILL SHOW A VOSTOK CAPSULE AND ONE OF HER COSMONAUT TEAM.

    DURING THE SHOW, THE SOVIET ILYUSHIN, TUPOLEV AND ANTONOV AIRLINERS WILL BE SEEN IN FLIGHT. THEY INCLUDE THE IL-62, THE 186, THE SEAT GIANT, WHICH HAS NOT BEEN SEEN OUTSIDE THE SOVIET UNION BEFORE. THIS IS SAID TO BE CAPABLE OF CRUISING AT 900KM (560 MILES PER HOUR). THE PLANE, WHICH IS 147 FEET LONG (45 METRES), HAS A WING SPAN OF 138 FEET (42 METRES).

    ANOTHER OF THE SOVIET AIRLINERS, THE TU-134, IS DESIGNED FOR SHORT AND MIDDLE DISTANCE FLIGHTS. ONE OF THE MAIN FEATURES OF THIS PLANE IS ITS SHORT TAKE OFF -- APPROXIMATELY 800 YARDS (750 METRES) -- WHICH MAKES IT USEFUL FOR SMALL AIRFIELDS. IT CAN CARRY 64 PASSENGERS. THIS AIRLINER, ALSO HAS NOT BEEN SEEN ABROAD BEFORE.

    THE MH-6 HELICOPTER IS SAID TO BE THE LARGEST HELICOPTER IN THE WORLD, AND HOLDS 14 INTERNATIONAL RECORDS FOR CARGO CARRYING AND SPEED. THIS MODEL CAN CARRY A COMMERCIAL LOAD OF 12,000 KGS (11 TONS APPROXIMATELY.) ANOTHER USE FOR THIS AIRCRAFT IS AS FLYING A FLYING CRANE -- AND HAS BEEN USED IN BRIDGE BUILDING, TRANSPORTING AND INSTALLING OIL RIGS, AND WORK ON ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS. THE CARGO CABIN CAN CARRY 65 PASSENGERS ON DETACHABLE SEATS, IF USED A FLYING AMBULANCE,41 STRETCHERS.

    THE MH-10 IS AN ADAPTATION OF THE MH-6. WITH ITS UNDERSLUNG PLATFORM IT CAN CARRY BULKY OBJECTS, INCLUDING SECTIONS OF BUILDINGS AND LARGE LORRIES.

    THE MH-8, POWERED BY TWO SHAFT TURBINE ENGINES, CAN CARRY 28 PASSENGERS IN AIR-CONDITIONED COMFORT. THE CARGO VERSION CAN CARRY A PAYLOAD OF UP TO 4000 KGS (4 TONS). LIKE THE OTHER MODELS ON SHOW, IT CAN BE CONVERTED INTO A FLYING AMBULANCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2BXQET3EK6C0B50HE5ZU3MNQ3
    Media URN:
    VLVA2BXQET3EK6C0B50HE5ZU3MNQ3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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