• Short Summary

    WEST GERMANY'S FLEET OF STARFIGHTERS WAS BACK IN FULL OPERATION TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AFTER MODIFICATIONS HAD BEEN MADE TO THE EJECTOR SEAT SYSTEMS OF THE JET FIGHTERS.

  • Description

    WEST GERMANY'S FLEET OF STARFIGHTERS WAS BACK IN FULL OPERATION TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AFTER MODIFICATIONS HAD BEEN MADE TO THE EJECTOR SEAT SYSTEMS OF THE JET FIGHTERS. THE FLEET WAS GROUNDED ABOUT A MONTH AGO AFTER THE 65TH CRASH OF THE AMERICAN-DESIGNED AIRCRAFT REVEALED PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN DEFECTS INT HE EJECTOR SYSTEM.

    THE WEST GERMAN LUFTWAFFE HAS LOST 37 PILOTS IN CRASHES SINCE THE STARFIGHTERS WERE BROUGHT INTO SERVICE IN 1961. THE NEW CHANGES INCLUDE THE FITTING OF LEAD WEIGHTS TO THE AMERICAN-MADE C.2 EJECTOR SEATS TO PREVENT THE PILOT TUMBLING IN THE AIR AFTER EJECTION FROM THE CABIN. A BOOSTER ROCKET ADDED ONLY A FEW WEEKS AGO IS SAID TO HAVE CREATED THE PROBLEM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2SPMP5WA5A4AUP4CWEPPTG8JA
    Media URN:
    VLVA2SPMP5WA5A4AUP4CWEPPTG8JA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/01/1967
    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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