• Short Summary

    THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION'S THIRD STRATEGIC AIRCRAFT - THE SUBMARINE HUNTER BREGUET-1150 - WAS BAPTISED AT BLAGNAC AIRFIELD, TOULOUSE, NOVEMBER 3.

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    THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION'S THIRD STRATEGIC AIRCRAFT - THE SUBMARINE HUNTER BREGUET-1150 - WAS BAPTISED AT BLAGNAC AIRFIELD, TOULOUSE, NOVEMBER 3.

    M. FLORIAT, HEAD OF THE BREGUET AVIATION COMPANY, OPENED THE CEREMONY WITH A BRIEF ADDRESS; MME. MESSMER, WIFE OF THE FRENCH ARMY MINISTER CUT THE CEREMONIAL TAPE AND BROKE A BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE OVER THE NOSE OF THE PLANE; AND DR. STIKKER, SECRETARY-GENERAL OF NATO. WATCHED A FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION OF THE AIRCRAFT, WHICH FIRST FLEW A WEEK EARLIER. DIPLOMATIC AND MILITARY REPRESENTATIVES OF SEVERAL EUROPEAN COUNTRIES AND THE UNITED STATES ATTENDED THE CEREMONY.

    NATO'S AIR ARSENAL ALREADY COMPRISES THE AMERICAN STARFIGHTER AND THE ITALIAN-DESIGNED FLAT G-91 FIGHTER-RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT. THE NEW BREGUET-1150, TO BE KNOWN AS THE "ATLANTIC", IS THE PRODUCT OF A EUROPEAN INDUSTRIAL CONSORTIUM OF EIGHT CONCERNS. THE PRESENT PROTOTYPE IS POWERED BY TWO ROLLS-ROYCE TURBOPROP ENGINES GIVING IT A MAXIMUM SPEED OF 330 KNOTS AND A MAXIMUM RANGE OF 5,000 NAUTICAL MILES. THE AIRCRAFT CAN STAY ALOFT FOR 12 TO 18 HOURS, REACHING ALTITUDES OF 33,000 FEET.

    FITTED WITH HIGH-POWER RADAR AND AN ADVANCED SONOBUDY SYSTEM, AND ARMED WITH HOMING TORPEDOES, DEPTH CHARGES AND GUIDED MISSILES, THE "ATLANTIC" IS WELL EQUIPPED FOR THE PURPOSES OF ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE. OTHER FUNCTIONS OF THE AIRCRAFT ARE MINE-LAYING, SEASHORE RECONNAISSANCE, FLEET ESCORT, SEA RESCUE AND PERSONNEL TRANSPORT.

    SEVERAL MORE VERSIONS WILL BE CONSTRUCTED BEFORE STUDIES ARE COMPLETED AND THE PLANE GOES INTO PRODUCTION. THE FIRST REGULAR SERIES IS NOT EXPECTED BEFORE 1964. THE NATO FORCES ARE EXPECTED TO USE ABOUT 100 OF THEN TO PROTECT THE SEA LIKES TO EUROPE FROM SUBMARINE ATTACK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4QC7UVSRDXPBKBAAE0J0DN0XS
    Media URN:
    VLVA4QC7UVSRDXPBKBAAE0J0DN0XS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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