• Short Summary

    The Northrop Corporation of America chose the 30th Paris Air Show last week (25 May - 3 June) to unveil its tactical fighter, the Cobra, which has been designed to be the first line fighter of the NATO forces, from the mid-1970's to mid-1990's.

  • Description

    The Northrop Corporation of America chose the 30th Paris Air Show last week (25 May - 3 June) to unveil its tactical fighter, the Cobra, which has been designed to be the first line fighter of the NATO forces, from the mid-1970's to mid-1990's.

    The aircraft is a single-seat, high performance fighter, with an emphasis on air superiority. It will carry air-to-ground and air-to-air missiles, and can be used foreclose support, reconnaissance and interception missions. It will carry advance radar and navigational systems.

    The Cobra is planned as a multi-national project, originating in the United States, with the aerospace industries of other countries sharing roles in its development and production.

    The Cobra has not yet gone into production: its designers produced a full-sized mock-up for the Paris air show. Dutch and Australian teams are among those to have visited the Northrop Corporation, to study the Cobra programme.

    SYNOPSIS: The 30th Paris Air Show was the occasion chosen by the Northrop Corporation of Los Angeles, California, USA., to unveil its tactical fighter, the Cobra. Although the aircraft is not yet in production, a full-size engineering model was provided by the designers.

    The Cobra -- code-named P530 -- is a single-seater, high performance fighter, designed with emphasis on the air superiority role. It is capable of speeds of mach 2.

    It can also be used effectively for support, reconnaissance and interception missions. Cobra will carry both air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles, as well as advanced radar and navigational systems. M-61 quick-firing cannon provide the air attack capability. The Cobra is twin-engined and twin-tailed, and the designers claim it will have higher acceleration and 50 per cent more manoeuvrability, than any other operational fighter in the air today. The Cobra is a fixed-wing aircraft.

    The construction of the Cobra is planned as a multi-national project, originating in the United States of America. The aerospace industries of other nations are expected to share in the development and production of the aircraft. Northrop Corporation report that evaluation teams from Holland and Australia have been studying the Cobra programme.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4HEINM21X016KB6GWCDURSGR9
    Media URN:
    VLVA4HEINM21X016KB6GWCDURSGR9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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