• Short Summary

    THE MARINES ARE TESTING A NEW LIGHTWEIGHT JEEP-TYPE VEHICLE FOR TROOP USE. CALLED THE "MIGHTY?

  • Description

    THE MARINES ARE TESTING A NEW LIGHTWEIGHT JEEP-TYPE VEHICLE FOR TROOP USE. CALLED THE "MIGHTY MITE" BECAUSE OF ITS COMPACTNESS, RUGGED CONSTRUCTION AND ROADABILITY, THE NEW VEHICLE WEIGHS ONLY 1,700 POUNDS AND IS POWERED BY A FOUR-CYLINDER, V-4 AIR-COOLED ENGINE.

    IN THE "MIGHTY MITE" THE MARINE CORPS HAVE A HELICOPTER-TRANSPORTABLE VEHICLE, WHICH POSSESSES THE CROSS-COUNTRY MOBILITY REQUIRED TO OPERATE TACTICALLY WITH THE CORPS' ASSAULT FORCES. WHEN DELIVERED, THE NEW "MIGHTY MITES" WILL BE ISSUED TO FLEET MARINE FORCE COMBAT UNITS.

    THE "MIGHTY MITE" IS MANUFACTURED BY THE SPECIAL PRODUCTS DIVISION OF THE AMERICAN MOTORS CORP., DETROIT, MICHIGAN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA65GYW19J13WMCG0S9U5CL0B4D
    Media URN:
    VLVA65GYW19J13WMCG0S9U5CL0B4D
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/11/1958
    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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