• Short Summary

    THE FIRST FRENCH HOVERCRAFT - KNOWN AS THE "TERRAPLANE" - WAS SHOWN TO NEWSMEN AT SATORY MILITARY CAMP, NEAR VERSAILLES, APR 13.

  • Description

    1.
    LV "TERRAPLANE" COMES OUT OF HANGAR.
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    2.
    SV "TERRAPLANE" TOWARDS CAMERA.
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    3.
    CU BASE OF "TERRAPLANE".
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    4.
    SV MAN AT CONTROLS.
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    5.
    CU FEED OPERATING CONTROLS.
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    6.
    LV CROWD FOLLOWING "TERRAPLANE".
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    7.
    SV "TERRAPLANE" TURNING.
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    8.
    CU BASE OF "TERRAPLANE" MOVES PAST CAMERA.
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    9.
    SCU PHOTOGRAPHER.
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    10.
    SV "TERRAPLANE" GOES OVER OBSTACLE.
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    11.
    SV "TERRAPLANE" GOES OVER MUDDY GROUND.
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    12.
    SV PHOTOGRAPHERS.
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    13.
    LV VAN BACKS ON TO "TERRAPLANE".
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    14.
    CU ONLOOKER.
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    15.
    SV "TERRAPLANE" WITH VAN ON BOARD MOVES AWAY FROM CAMERA.
    1.08



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    Background: THE FIRST FRENCH HOVERCRAFT - KNOWN AS THE "TERRAPLANE" - WAS SHOWN TO NEWSMEN AT SATORY MILITARY CAMP, NEAR VERSAILLES, APR 13. LIKE THE BRITISH HOVERCRAFT MODELS, IT RIDES ON A CUSHION OF AIR WHICH IS FORCED DOWNWARDS BY POWERFUL MOTORS.

    THE "TERRAPLANE" HAS BEEN DESIGNED BY THE BERTIN COMPANY, WHICH HAS GIVEN SUD-AVIATION A LICENCE TO MANUFACTURE IT. EQUIPPED WITH A "TURBOMECA" JET ENGINE AND EIGHT AIR CUSHIONS, IT HAS A PLATFORM 25 FEET LONG ON WHICH IT CAN CARRY ITS OWN WEIGHT OF 1.5 METRIC TONS.

    FRENCH ARMY EXPERTS ARE SAID TO BE PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN THE "TERRAPLANE" BECAUSE OF ITS CAPACITY TO CLEAR OBSTACLES A FOOT OR TWO IN HEIGHT. MUD, TOO, DOES NOT HAMPER ITS PROGRESS OVER LAND.

    A DIFFERENT VERSION FOR CIVIL USE IS ALSO CONTEMPLATED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA48MSJMX3V9EFDDAZ038HE6HXY
    Media URN:
    VLVA48MSJMX3V9EFDDAZ038HE6HXY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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