• Short Summary

    "ENTAC", A NEW, LIGHT-WEIGHT ANTI-TANK MISSILE, WAS RECENTLY UNVEILED BY THE U.S. ARMY. IT CAN?

  • Description

    "ENTAC", A NEW, LIGHT-WEIGHT ANTI-TANK MISSILE, WAS RECENTLY UNVEILED BY THE U.S. ARMY. IT CAN BE SET UP AND FIRED IN A MATTER OF MINUTES, WITH THE MISSILE'S CARRYING CASE ACTING AS THE LAUNCHERS.

    THE MISSILE IS GUIDED TO ITS TARGET BY A LIGHT-WEIGHT GUIDANCE SYSTEM. THE OPERATOR "FLIES" THE MISSILE WITH A SMALL JOY-STICK, RESEMBLING THAT FOUND IN AN AIRCRAFT. THE MOVEMENTS OF THE JOY-STICK ARE TRANSLATED INTO ELECTRONIC IMPULSES BY A SMALL COMPUTER AND FED TO THE MISSILE THROUGH FINE WIRES TRAILING BEHIND DURING FLIGHT.

    IN RECENT TRAINING EXERCISES AT FORT BENNING, TROOPS SCORED A VERY HIGH PERCENTAGE OF HITS. THE MISSILES -- ARMED WITH DUMMY WARHEADS -- WERE FIRED AT MOVING TANKS NEARLY A MILE AWAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6AT0QJBI3CF4GSNY481DB5CAR
    Media URN:
    VLVA6AT0QJBI3CF4GSNY481DB5CAR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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