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    POSITIVE FILM SHOWING 500TH MINUTEMAN SOLID FUEL GUIDED MISSILE COMING OFF ASSEMBLY LINE AT BOEING AIRCRAFT.

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    POSITIVE FILM SHOWING 500TH MINUTEMAN SOLID FUEL GUIDED MISSILE COMING OFF ASSEMBLY LINE AT BOEING AIRCRAFT. FILM GENERALLY OF POOR QUALITY WITH SOME SCENES OUT OF FOCUS; THOSE IN FOCUS MAY BE USEFUL FOR VISLIB.

    THE 500 AIRFORCE MINUTEMAN INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE FOR DEPENDENT AT A MINUTEMAN WING ROLLED FROM BOEING-OPERATES AIR FORCE PLANT 77 NEAR OGDEN, UTAH, TODAY. MILITARY LEADERS AND OTHER DIGNITARIES ATTENDED CEREMONIES NOTING THE EVENT. THE MINUTEMAN WEAPON SYSTEM WAS DEVELOPED BY THE USAF BALLISTIC SYSTEMS DIVISION FOR THE STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND. ROCKET ENGINES AND OTHER COMPONENTS FOR THE SOLID FUEL MINUTEMAN ARE ASSEMBLED BY BOEING TECHNICIANS ON THE NATION'S FIRST MASS-PRODUCTION ICBM ASSEMBLY LINE. WHEN COMPLETED, THE MISSILES, MINUS WARHEADS, ARE LOADED INTO SHIPPING CONTAINERS AND PUT ABOARD AIRCRAFT FOR DELIVERY TO A "TRANSPORTER-ERECTOR" IT HAULS THE MISSILE TO ITS LAUNCHER AND LOWERS IT INTO THE UNDERGROUND SILO. THE 500TH MISSILE WILL BE DEPLOYED AT MINUTEMAN WING IV NEAR WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, MISSOURI.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6A2G544XFUQ3ET2GFSZXAZK7O
    Media URN:
    VLVA6A2G544XFUQ3ET2GFSZXAZK7O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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