• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    1.
    SV TWO SOLDIERS PUT MISSILE LAUNCHER DOWN
    0.08

    2.
    MV SOLDIERS SET MISSILE FOR LAUNCH
    0.30

    3.
    MV SOLDIER SITS AT CONTROL
    0.39

    4.
    CU CONNECTOR PLUGGED IN
    0.44

    5.
    CU MISSILE CONTROL CONNECTOR PLUGGED IN
    0.48

    6.
    MV MISSILE
    0.52

    7.
    SLV MISSILE LAUNCHED
    0.57

    8.
    LV MISSILE TRACKS TANK
    1.01

    9.
    MV SOLDIERS GUIDING MISSILE
    1.04

    10.
    CU HAND ON CONTROL STICK
    1.07

    11.
    LV MISSILE HITS TANK
    1.12

    12.
    MV SOLDIERS AT CONTROL SITE
    1.18

    13.
    MV MISSILE LAUNCHED
    1.22

    14.
    MV SOLDIER POINTS AT MISSILE
    1.25

    15.
    CU CONTROL STICK
    1.28

    16.
    LV SECOND MISSILE HITS TANK
    1.36

    17.
    CU TWO SOLDIERS AT CONTROLS
    1.40



    Initials AK/N/JF/BB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: "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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