• Short Summary

    United of the Untied States Army were airlifted to West Germany recently to participate in field manoeuvres code-named the "Reforger '74" trainign exercise.

    "Reforger" was described as a realistic training exercise conducted in accordance with United States commitments to NATO and commitments made in the 1967 bi-lateral agreement the Untied States and the Federal Republic of Germany.

    "Reforger" troops took part in exercise "Certain Pledge" -- a field training exercise which involved the use of various types of weapons and equipment such as the Assault Landing Vehicle Bridge -- a mobile bridge built into a modified combat tank chassis.

  • Description

    1.
    SV & GV Convoy moves through German towns (3 shots)
    0.19

    2.
    GV Assault landing vehicle bridge deploys across canal (3 shots)
    0.37

    3.
    SV & CU Engineer battalion constructs double Bailey bridge (5 shots)
    0.48

    4.
    SV M-60 tank crosses Bailey bridge
    0.56

    5.
    SV & GV M-60 tank moves into position (2 shots)
    1.05

    6.
    CU ZOOM OUT TO 175-mm guncrew sets up
    1.12

    7.
    SV 155-mm guns in defensive position
    1.15

    8.
    SV & CU Chaparral tracking for enemy aircraft (2 shots)
    1.26

    9.
    CU Soldier operates radar monitoring device
    1.28

    10.
    SV & CU Vulcan cannon in field (3 shots)
    1.41

    11.
    GV PAN M-60 tanks in position
    1.50



    Initials BB/1805 MF/PN/BB/1821



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: United of the Untied States Army were airlifted to West Germany recently to participate in field manoeuvres code-named the "Reforger '74" trainign exercise.

    "Reforger" was described as a realistic training exercise conducted in accordance with United States commitments to NATO and commitments made in the 1967 bi-lateral agreement the Untied States and the Federal Republic of Germany.

    "Reforger" troops took part in exercise "Certain Pledge" -- a field training exercise which involved the use of various types of weapons and equipment such as the Assault Landing Vehicle Bridge -- a mobile bridge built into a modified combat tank chassis. The bridge was designed to support the heaviest tanks.

    Other equipment used in the exercise included a double Bailey brig, 175-mm guns, 155-mm howitzer, the Vulcan cannon and the Chaparral surface-to-air infra-red homing missile.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6U5YIIO5KJJGMLP15NSE8S5UV
    Media URN:
    VLVA6U5YIIO5KJJGMLP15NSE8S5UV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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