• Short Summary

    ONE OF THE WIDEST DISPLAYS OF AIRCRAFT WORK AND ROCKETRY - THAT WAS HOW THE EXPERTS DESCRIBED THE AIR SECTION OF THE HANOVER WORLD FAIR WHICH WAS OPENED ON APRIL 28TH BY THE WEST GERMAN DEFENCE MINISTER, HERR FRANS-JOSEF STRAUSS.

  • Description

    ONE OF THE WIDEST DISPLAYS OF AIRCRAFT WORK AND ROCKETRY - THAT WAS HOW THE EXPERTS DESCRIBED THE AIR SECTION OF THE HANOVER WORLD FAIR WHICH WAS OPENED ON APRIL 28TH BY THE WEST GERMAN DEFENCE MINISTER, HERR FRANS-JOSEF STRAUSS. ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CITY FROM HANOVER AIRPORT, THE MAIN FAIR WAS OPENED BY THE MINISTER FOR ECONOMIC AFFAIRS, PROFESSOR LUDWIG ERHARD.

    OF THE 230 EXHIBITORS AT THE AIR SHOW, 125 CAME FROM NINE FOREIGN COUNTRIES. EXHIBITS INCLUDED 75 AIRCRAFT, 16 HELICOPTERS, SPACE ROCKETS AND JET ENGINES. ONE OF THE FIRST EXHIBITS TO BE FILMED WAS THE UMBAUGH U-18 GYROPLANE, MADE IN MARYLAND, U.S.A. THE MACHINE WILL CARRY TWO PEOPLE IN HEATED COMFORT AT A CRUISING SPEED OF 100 M.P.H. AND HAS A TOP SPEED OF 126 M.P.H. IT CAN CLIMB FROM A VERTICAL TAKE OFF AT A RATE OF 900 FEET A MINUTE AND HAS A RANGE OF 3.5 HOURS WITH A SERVICE CEILING OF 15,000 FEET.

    OF SPECIAL INTEREST WAS THE "PUTZER" MOTOR GLIDER. TWO SMALL ENGINES WITH RETRACTABLE PROPELLERS PROVIDE THE NECESSARY POWER FOR TAKE-OFF. THESE ARE SWITCHED OFF ONCE THE REQUIRED HEIGHT HAS BEEN REACHED TURNING THE "PUTZER" INTO A CONVENTIONAL GLIDER DEPENDENT ON AIR CURRENTS FOR FLIGHT.

    THE SUPER-EXECUTIVE PLANE, THE LOCKHEED JET STAR, JET ENGINES BY THE GERMAN B.M.W. FIRM AND A MODEL OF THE VERTICAL TAKE-OFF AIRLINER, THE "FOCKE WULF 85", ATTRACTED LARGE CROWDS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA31G5ALCRX0YOSJXCDZQWFXNFM
    Media URN:
    VLVA31G5ALCRX0YOSJXCDZQWFXNFM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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