• Short Summary

    AMERICAN LAND FORCES IN EUROPE ARE TO RECEIVE THEIR FIRST PERSHING TACTICAL NUCLEAR MISSILES NEXT MONTH.

  • Description

    AMERICAN LAND FORCES IN EUROPE ARE TO RECEIVE THEIR FIRST PERSHING TACTICAL NUCLEAR MISSILES NEXT MONTH. THIS IS PART OF A LONG RANGE PROGRAMME OF MODERNISATION BEING CARRIED OUT BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE. OFFICIALS IN THE INTERESTS OF MODERNISATION AND WILL NOT LEAD TO A FURTHER WITHDRAWAL OF AMERICAN TROOPS BASED IN EUROPE.

    THE PERSHING, WHICH IS A SOLID-FUEL MISSILE, WILL REPLACE THE NOW OBSOLETE REDSTONE MISSILES. THE NEW MISSILE IS DESCRIBED AS A "SHOOT AND SCOOT" WEAPON. IT IS A TWO-STAGE ROCKET WITH A RANGE OF UP TO ABOUT FOUR HUNDRED MILES. ITS GREAT MOBILITY MAKES IT SUPERIOR TO THE CUMBERSOME REDSTONE. THE PERSHING CAN BE CARRIED - WITH ITS LAUNCHING EQUIPMENT - BY LORRY, OR EVEN BY HELICOPTER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6G4PW5OGOS2H48QFEN19EVFLI
    Media URN:
    VLVA6G4PW5OGOS2H48QFEN19EVFLI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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