• Short Summary

    NEW AMERICAN "FREEDOM FIGHTER" F-5 AIRCRAFT WERE OFFICIALLY HANDED OVER TO THE SOUTH KOREAN AIR FORCE IN A SPECTACULAR AIR SHOW SOUTH OF SEOUL ON SATURDAY.

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    NEW AMERICAN "FREEDOM FIGHTER" F-5 AIRCRAFT WERE OFFICIALLY HANDED OVER TO THE SOUTH KOREAN AIR FORCE IN A SPECTACULAR AIR SHOW SOUTH OF SEOUL ON SATURDAY.

    THE DISPLAY MARKED THE 17TH ARMED FORCES DAY AND WAS HELD ON THE HAN RIVER BANK, SOUTH OF THE CAPITAL.

    THE NEW F-5'S WILL REPLACE THE F-86 SABRES OPERATED BY THE SOUTH KOREAN AIR FORCE.

    AT THE OUTBREAK OF THE KOREAN WAR, SOUTH KOREA HAD ONLY 10 UNARMED PLANES, AND NO AIR FORCE.

    NOW THE FORCE IS EQUIPPED WITH SEVERAL HUNDRED JET FIGHTER AIRCRAFT.THE TOTAL STRENGTH OF THE COMBINED ARMED FORCES OF SOUTH KOREA HAS GROWN TO 700,000 THE BIGGEST AMONG THE COUNTRIES OF SOUTH-EAST ASIA.

    WATCHING THE DISPLAY WERE SOUTH KOREA'S PRESIDENT PARK, HIS WIFE AND SON, TOGETHER WITH OTHER HIGH RANKING OFFICIALS AND MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS.

    THOUSANDS PACKED THE RIVER BANK TO SEE AN IMPRESSIVE DEMONSTRATION OF FIRE-POWER BY THE F-5's.

    THE ROARED INTO A SIMULATED STRAFING ATTACK CUTTING LOOSE WITH ROCKETS AND NAPALM BOMBS.

    OTHER HIGHLIGHTS WERE DEMONSTRATIONS OF PARACHUTING AND ACROBATIC FLYING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2ECRPRLV2BR2SILU9WAA2V98F
    Media URN:
    VLVA2ECRPRLV2BR2SILU9WAA2V98F
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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