• Short Summary

    The Israeli army has acquired a new long-range field gun which would enable it to shell Egyptian positions on the other side of the Suez Canal from twenty miles away.

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    The Israeli army has acquired a new long-range field gun which would enable it to shell Egyptian positions on the other side of the Suez Canal from twenty miles away. The gun, a U.S. manufactured M-107 175 millimetre self-propelled weapon, was displayed to newsmen along with other newly-acquired weapons in a demonstration in the Sinai Desert on Tuesday (April 11).

    The new gun, claimed to have probably the longest range in the world, provides Israel with a fire-power advantage over Egypt, said an Israeli officer during the demonstrations. Egypt's longest-range gun, he said, is a static Soviet-made weapon, with a maximum range of 18.5 miles.

    Israel has previously stated its willingness to withdraw its troops from their Suez Canal positions as part of a peace agreement - provided no Egyptian troops were allowed to cross the canal.

    Technical details of the new field gun:
    Shell: 140 pounds. (63 kilograms).

    Shell: range: 20 miles (32 kilometres).

    Shell "kill radius": 100 yds. (Metres).

    Vehicle travel range without refuelling: 440 miles. (708 kilometre???
    Vehicle speed: 30 miles per hour. (48 K.P.H.).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA751SL65GZ9ZK97T09AIC71QQX
    Media URN:
    VLVA751SL65GZ9ZK97T09AIC71QQX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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