• Short Summary

    Shortly after resuming full-scale bombing of North Vietnam this year, the United States introduced a new type of guided bomb -- homed onto its target by television.

  • Description

    1.
    CU Missile slung underside of aircraft wing - fires
    0.11

    2.
    SV Missile hits target & explodes
    0.14

    3.
    SV Aircraft - missile fired & hits target (2 shots)
    0.27

    4.
    CU Miniature TV camera (lab demonstration) (2 shots)
    0.42

    5.
    LV Aircraft
    0.46

    6.
    CU Finger on firing button
    0.48

    7.
    Missile launched & onto target & explod???
    1.00

    8.
    CU Missile launched & hits target - tank explodes
    1.04



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Shortly after resuming full-scale bombing of North Vietnam this year, the United States introduced a new type of guided bomb -- homed onto its target by television. Department of Defence shows a new missile based on the same principle being tested. It's the Maverick missile, which experts claim can hit anything it can see.

    The missile "sees" by means of a small television camera mounted in the nose. This guides the eight-foot long, 500-pond missile onto its target. Experts say the Maverick is equally effective against stationary and moving targets.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA60HL26RV2T2XYPMVLE62AGCMK
    Media URN:
    VLVA60HL26RV2T2XYPMVLE62AGCMK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/07/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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