• Short Summary

    The Israeli government has received the first three of 25 advanced F-15 jet fighters it has ordered from the United States.

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    The Israeli government has received the first three of 25 advanced F-15 jet fighters it has ordered from the United States.

    SYNOPSIS: A big party of officials including the Prime Minister, Mr. Yitzak Rabin, were at an Israeli air base for the arrival of the aircraft. The Israeli government have kept secret the location of the base where the aircraft landed.

    The F-15 is said to be one of the most advanced military aircraft in the world and is reputed to be more than a match for the Soviet Mig 23 aircraft. It has a range of about 5,000 kilometres (3,000 miles) and a top speed of Mach 2.5 or 3,300 kilometres an hour (2,000 miles an hour).

    The new aircraft is said to be 20 years ahead of the U.S. Phantom fighter, which is the mainstay of the Israeli air force. It's capable of extremely low level and low speed runs despite its high maximum speed. It's also capable of operating at heights of up to 60,000 feet (about 18,000 metres).

    The fighters, freshly painted in grey but with United States air force markings still showing, were flown in by United States pilots. They received an enthusiastic welcome from the crowd of 3,000 people and the Prime Minister, Mr. Rabin.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA49J0GZ2PR9G2T6TC2WSKIZZYF
    Media URN:
    VLVA49J0GZ2PR9G2T6TC2WSKIZZYF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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