• Short Summary

    THE LOCKHEED-CALIFORNIA COMPANY RECENTLY SHOWED ITS ENTRY IN THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT'S DESIGN COMPETITION FOR A COIN (COUNTER-INSURGENCY OPERATIONS) AIRCRAFT -- A POWERFUL LITTLE COMBAT AIRPLANE TO BE USED PRIMARILY FOR ARMED RECONNAISSANCE, BUT ALSO FOR A VARIETY OF FRONT-LINE ASSIGNMENTS, SUCH AS CLOSE AIR SUPPORT IN BATTLE AREAS, OR TRANSPORT OF FIGHTING MEN AND SUPPLIES.

  • Description

    THE LOCKHEED-CALIFORNIA COMPANY RECENTLY SHOWED ITS ENTRY IN THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT'S DESIGN COMPETITION FOR A COIN (COUNTER-INSURGENCY OPERATIONS) AIRCRAFT -- A POWERFUL LITTLE COMBAT AIRPLANE TO BE USED PRIMARILY FOR ARMED RECONNAISSANCE, BUT ALSO FOR A VARIETY OF FRONT-LINE ASSIGNMENTS, SUCH AS CLOSE AIR SUPPORT IN BATTLE AREAS, OR TRANSPORT OF FIGHTING MEN AND SUPPLIES.

    THE PLANE CAN CARRY ALMOST TWICE ITS OWN WEIGHT OF 5100 POUNDS AND STUBBY WINGS OF THE LOCKHEED DESIGN CAN BE EASILY REMOVED AND THE PLANE LOADED ABOARD A C-130 TRANSPORT.

    WIDE TIRES AND A TRICYCLE LANDING GEAR ENABLE THE PLANE TO OPERATE FROM SHORT, DIRT FIELDS OR FROM AIRCRAFT CARRIERS. WITH FLOATS IT CAN USE WATERWAYS. AN EXTRA 150-GALLON FUEL TANK GIVES THIS WORKHORSE AIRCRAFT A FERRYING RANGE OF 1450 NAUTICAL MILES.

    ARMAMENTS INCLUDE FOUR FIXED MACHINE GUNS (7.62 MM), PLUS NUMEROUS COMBINATIONS OF BOMBS AND ROCKETS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5LOC3WQS81R0TB2Y7SRNFNIHW
    Media URN:
    VLVA5LOC3WQS81R0TB2Y7SRNFNIHW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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