• Short Summary

    A 29-MONTH BLACKOUT ON FILMS SHOWING AMERICAN SUBMARINES FIRING POLARIS MISSILES HAS BEEN LIFTED.OFF THE?

  • Description

    A 29-MONTH BLACKOUT ON FILMS SHOWING AMERICAN SUBMARINES FIRING POLARIS MISSILES HAS BEEN LIFTED.OFF THE FLORIDA COAST LAST WEEK (AUGUST 23) TWO WERE BLASTED SKYWARDS FROM THE SUBMERGED NUCLEAR SUBMARINE, ALEXANDER HAMILTON.

    THE SOLID FUEL ROCKETS WERE SHOT FROM TUBES OF COMPRESSED AIR IN THE SUBMARINE'S DECKS.THEY IGNITED ONLY AFTER BREAKING THE SEA SURFACE.THE FIRINGS WERE 30 MINUTES APART.

    THE NAVY LATER REPORTED THAT BOTH MISSILES FOUND THEIR TARGETS 17-HUNDRED MILES AWAY.

    (SINCE MARCH 1961 THE NAVY HAD ADOPTED A HUSH-HUSH POLICY ON POLARIS FIRINGS.THIS POLICY HAS NOW BEEN CHANGED AND FUTURE FIRINGS WILL BE PUBLICISED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA73LLA52KOHOO6WO1OOIPXL3IW
    Media URN:
    VLVA73LLA52KOHOO6WO1OOIPXL3IW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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