• Short Summary

    THREE CARIBOU MK 1 TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, ORDERED BY THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE, ARRIVED IN BUTTERWORTH, NORTHWEST MALAYA FROM TORONTO, CANADA, ON APRIL 11 EN ROUTE TO AUSTRALIA.

  • Description

    THREE CARIBOU MK 1 TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, ORDERED BY THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE, ARRIVED IN BUTTERWORTH, NORTHWEST MALAYA FROM TORONTO, CANADA, ON APRIL 11 EN ROUTE TO AUSTRALIA.

    THE INTRODUCTION OF THE CARIBOU AIRCRAFT TO AUSTRALIA WILL GIVE THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE ADDED MOBILITY IN THE TRANSPORT FIELD.

    THE CARIBOU WILL PROVIDE A SPECIALISED LIGHT AIRCRAFT FOR TACTICAL OPERATIONS, AND WILL BE PARTICULARLY EFFECTIVE IN THE SHORT TAKE-OFF AND LANDING ROLE.

    ULTIMATELY, THE CARIBOU MAY REPLACE THE DAKOTA AIRCRAFT AT PRESENT BEING OPERATED BY NUMBER 38 SQUADRON OF THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE.

    THE CARIBOU IS A TWIN-ENGINED, LIGHT TACTICAL AIR TRANSPORT PLANE. IT HAS REAR-OPENING 'RAMP' TYPE DOORS, WHICH ALLOW RAPID LOADING AND UNLOADING AND WHICH CAN ALSO BE USED FOR PARATROOPING OPERATIONS.ITS ABILITY TO OPERATE FROM SUB-STANDARD AIRFIELDS, TOGETHER WITH SHORT TAKE-OFF AND LANDING QUALITIES MAKE IT PARTICULARLY SUITABLE FOR ARMY SUPPORT WORK.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4ITWAXLEJDJ6QWDF1BU5JBJ38
    Media URN:
    VLVA4ITWAXLEJDJ6QWDF1BU5JBJ38
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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