• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE DEMONSTRATED THE NEW F-4C PHANTOM II FIGHTER-BOMBER TO WEST GERMANY TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

  • Description

    THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE DEMONSTRATED THE NEW F-4C PHANTOM II FIGHTER-BOMBER TO WEST GERMANY TODAY (WEDNESDAY). NEWSMEN WERE INVITED TO SEE THE AIRCRAFT WHICH CARRIES AIR-TO-AIR MISSILES AS ITS FIRST ARMAMENT.

    THE DEMONSTRATION WAS MADE AT THE WEST GERMAN BASE OF NOERVENICH NEAR COLOGNE, WHERE THE LUFTWAFFE OPERATES THE AMERICA F104 STARFIGHTERS. THE LUFTWAFFE HAS 700 OF THEM AND HAS LOST 51 IN CRASHES SINCE 1961, WITH THE LOSS OF 27 PILOT'S LIVES.

    STARFIGHTERS ARE SAID TO BE THE MOST WIDELY USED TACTICAL AIRCRAFT IN THE WORLD. THE PHANTOM IS IN SERVICE IN VIETNAM AND THE ROYAL AIR FORCE HAS 200 ON ORDER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7J4BBRBHUKPETO1M0OM4TMUOV
    Media URN:
    VLVA7J4BBRBHUKPETO1M0OM4TMUOV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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