• Short Summary

    Italian Defence Minister Giulio Andreatti - at present in Bonn to discuss NATO's forthcoming Lockhead Starfighter equipment - visited Noervenich air base, near Cologne, Dec 1, to inspect some of these aircraft stationed with West Germany's No 31 Fighter-Bomber Wing.

  • Description

    Italian Defence Minister Giulio Andreatti - at present in Bonn to discuss NATO's forthcoming Lockhead Starfighter equipment - visited Noervenich air base, near Cologne, Dec 1, to inspect some of these aircraft stationed with West Germany's No 31 Fighter-Bomber Wing.

    Accompanied by the Wing Commander, Colonel Barkhorn, and US-trained Captain Flade, the Italian Minister had the controls explained to him in the cockpit and later saw a Starfighter in flight.

    NATO has now started on the production of more than 1,000 Lockhead F104 fighter aircraft. A new version - the F 104 G - will be built in Germany, in co-operation with Belgian and Dutch films. Italy is also taking part in the scheme, though with restricted funds. Reports say NATO officials believe the G model will be far superior to any other fighter in Europe.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA41U3R7IT13TYFGLCRDHAMMUKP
    Media URN:
    VLVA41U3R7IT13TYFGLCRDHAMMUKP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/12/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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