• Short Summary

    A FLAT TYRE HALTED THE MAIDEN FLIGHT OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST AIRCRAFT -- THE C-5-A GALAXY -- AT MARIETTA, GEORGIA, IN THE UNITED STATES YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).

  • Description

    A FLAT TYRE HALTED THE MAIDEN FLIGHT OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST AIRCRAFT -- THE C-5-A GALAXY -- AT MARIETTA, GEORGIA, IN THE UNITED STATES YESTERDAY (SATURDAY). THE ONE FLAT TYRE ON THE 28 WHEEL AIRCRAFT WAS ENOUGH TO MAKE IT TOO DANGEROUS FOR THE TAKE-OFF. BUT TODAY (SUNDAY) THE GALAXY SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED A ONE AND A HALF HOUR FLIGHT.

    THE GALAXY, WHICH WILL BE USED AS A CARGO-CARRIER, HAS A WING SPAN OF 223 FEET (68 METRES ) AND IS 245 FEET (75 METRES) LONG. IT'S TAIL TOWERS SIX STORIES ABOVE GROUND AND IT WILL CARRY 220-THOUSAND POUNDS (100-THOUSAND KGS) OF CARGO AS WELL AS 75 TROOPS. THE GALAXY WILL FLY AT AROUND 500 MILES AN HOUR (800 K.P.H.) DEPENDING ON ITS LOAD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7EC6U80ZEI604FEHH63O0NNQ0
    Media URN:
    VLVA7EC6U80ZEI604FEHH63O0NNQ0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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