• Short Summary

    AN UNMANNED HELICOPTER WHICH IS CONTROLLED BY RADIO AND OPERATED FROM A PANEL ON THE DECK OF THE UNITED STATES DESTROYER, "BORIE", WAS DEMONSTRATED ON WEDNESDAY (10 AUGUST) DURING A GOODWILL VISIT BY THE WARSHIP TO THE DEVONSHIRE RESORT OF TEIGNMOUTH.

  • Description

    AN UNMANNED HELICOPTER WHICH IS CONTROLLED BY RADIO AND OPERATED FROM A PANEL ON THE DECK OF THE UNITED STATES DESTROYER, "BORIE", WAS DEMONSTRATED ON WEDNESDAY (10 AUGUST) DURING A GOODWILL VISIT BY THE WARSHIP TO THE DEVONSHIRE RESORT OF TEIGNMOUTH.

    THE JOB OF THIS LATEST WEAPON IN THE COMPUTER-AGE IS TO TRACK DOWN SUBMARINES, THE HELICOPTER CARRIES TWO ANTI-SUBMARINE TORPEDOS WHICH ARE FIRED AUTOMATICALLY WHEN IT GETS IN RANGE AND ARE RADAR-CONTROLLED TO HUNT THEIR VICTIM TO THE KILL.

    THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE OF ITS OPERATIONS THE HELICOPTER IS CONTROLLED FROM AN ELECTRONIC PANEL ON DECK, OPERATED BY ONE MAN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5RXQRBKIE0F9I0H2FHQORE0R0
    Media URN:
    VLVA5RXQRBKIE0F9I0H2FHQORE0R0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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