• Short Summary

    The public and press witnessed for the first time today one of the largest fixed wing aircraft to enter Army service, the Grumman YAO-1 MOHAWK, at Calverton Long Island, New York plant of Grumman.

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    (a).
    Varied taxi shots


    (b).
    Take off


    (c).
    Air-to-air shot




    Initials


    NOTE TO EDITORS: Handed out to Fox to service both television and theatrical pool members. Original footage to be forwarded to Army Pictorial Center, 35-11 35th Avenue. Long Island City 1, New York, within 48 hours.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The public and press witnessed for the first time today one of the largest fixed wing aircraft to enter Army service, the Grumman YAO-1 MOHAWK, at Calverton Long Island, New York plant of Grumman.

    The new two place, twin engine aircraft, which features a 39 knot stall speed and is designed to operate from small unimproved fields has relatively the same short take-off and landing capabilities as the Army's present light weight single engine aircraft. It has an average cruising speed of 208 knots. 1. 453 mile range, and a service ceiling of over 25,000 feet. It is one of the largest (9,000 lbs. empty) fixed wing aircraft ever to enter Army service. The MOHAWK is the first Army aircraft to utilize prop-jet power and will be used or observation and surveillance purposes.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA434IL0U05W53YGKRHVHH5IPFS
    Media URN:
    VLVA434IL0U05W53YGKRHVHH5IPFS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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