• Short Summary

    A DEMONSTRATION OF FIGHTING AIRCRAFT FIRES WAS GIVEN TODAY (TUESDAY) AT LE BOURGET AIRPORT NEAR PARIS.

  • Description

    A DEMONSTRATION OF FIGHTING AIRCRAFT FIRES WAS GIVEN TODAY (TUESDAY) AT LE BOURGET AIRPORT NEAR PARIS.

    BEFORE FIRE CHIEFS AND INVITED NEWSMEN, AN OBSOLETE AIRCRAFT WAS SET ABLAZE. AS A BLACK PALL OF SMOKE AND FLAMES ROSE IN THE SKY, A CRASH TENDER RACED TO THE BLAZE AND WITH ITS HIGH PRESSURE NOZZLE GUNS SQUIRTED OVER IT A BLANKET OF A NEW FIRE-FIGHTING POWDER PRODUCT COMPOSED OF DRY CHEMICALS.

    AS WELL AS THE POWDER, FOAM WAS ALSO SHOT ON THE BLAZING AIRCRAFT. THE "FIRE POWER" OF THE NOZZLE GUNS GIVES THEM A RANGE OF NEARLY 200 FEET (60 METRES). ONLY TWO FIREMEN ARE REQUIRED TO WORK THEM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7J9UH45FVXQX4P25XZ7BIXP7X
    Media URN:
    VLVA7J9UH45FVXQX4P25XZ7BIXP7X
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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