• Short Summary

    FRANCE'S NEW MILAN AIRCRAFT IS TO GO INTO PRODUCTION. THE MILAN IS THE VERSION OF?

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    FRANCE'S NEW MILAN AIRCRAFT IS TO GO INTO PRODUCTION. THE MILAN IS THE VERSION OF THE MIRAGE M5 WHICH WAS SHOWN AT THE PARIS AIR SHOW LAST YEAR.

    THE FIRST TRIAL FLIGHT IS DUE IN MAY AND DELIVERY WILL BE OFFERED FOR 1972. THE AIRCRAFT HAS BEEN DEVELOPED BY THE DASSAULT AIRCRAFT COMPANY. NO PRICE HAS YET BEEN FIXED.

    THE MILAN IS A COMBAT AIRCRAFT WHICH DASSAULT CONSIDERS THE SUCCESSOR TO THE VENOM, HUNTER, OURAGAN AND MYSTERY IV. ITS MAIN FEATURE IS A SET OF "MOUSTACHES" WHICH SPROUT FROM THE NOSE CONE.

    THEY ARE SMALL, RETRACTABLE WINGS WHICH ARE DESIGNED TO ALLOW THE AIRCRAFT TO TAKE OFF AND LAND IN CONFINED SPACES. THE MANUFACTURERS CLAIM THAT THEY ALSO GIVE GREATER MANOEUVRABILITY IN THE AIR.

    WITH THE "MOUSTACHES" RETRACTED THE MILAN BECOMES A HIGH PERFORMANCE FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, SAY THE MANUFACTURERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5ENZ1TU1J4V0ZYAWP7FT074SH
    Media URN:
    VLVA5ENZ1TU1J4V0ZYAWP7FT074SH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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