• Short Summary

    THE FIRST SIX OF 75 UNITED STATES NAVY SKYRAIDER DIVE-BOMBERS HAVE ARRIVED IN SAIGON RECENTLY TO REPLACE THE T-28 TRAINERS AND B-26 BOMBERS NOW CONSIDERED OBSOLETE FOLLOWING REPORTS THAT THE PLANES WERE DISINTEGRATING IN MID-AIR.

  • Description

    THE FIRST SIX OF 75 UNITED STATES NAVY SKYRAIDER DIVE-BOMBERS HAVE ARRIVED IN SAIGON RECENTLY TO REPLACE THE T-28 TRAINERS AND B-26 BOMBERS NOW CONSIDERED OBSOLETE FOLLOWING REPORTS THAT THE PLANES WERE DISINTEGRATING IN MID-AIR.

    THE SKYRAIDERS -- GIFT TO THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT, WILL INCREASE THE STRENGTH, EFFECTIVENESS AND FIREPOWER OF THE VIETNAMESE AIR FORCE. OVER TWELVE MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS HAVE BEEN SPENT TO RECONDITION THE TEN-YEAR-OLD SKYRAIDERS PRODUCED BETWEEN 1946 AND 1955.

    THE SKYRAIDER IS REGARDED AS WELL SUITED TO COUNTER VIET CONG INSURGENCY OPERATIONS. IT HAS VERSATILITY, SUFFICIENT POWER TO CARRY CONSIDERABLE ORDINANCE, AND A GOOD RANGE.

    ITS RANGE CAPABILITIES HAVE CAUSED SPECULATION THAT THE INTRODUCTION OF MORE SKYRAIDERS MAY MEAN PREPARATION TO FLY AIR STRIKERS AGAINST TARGETS IN NORTH VIETNAM. BUT IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT THERE IS NO PLAN FOR SUCH OPERATION AT THIS STAGE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3BGCDW3KULTBGLKJUMGLXANV0
    Media URN:
    VLVA3BGCDW3KULTBGLKJUMGLXANV0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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