• Short Summary

    AMERICAN TROOPS ARE TO GET A NEW HAND-FIRED MISSILE WHICH CAN SHOOT DOWN LOW-FLYING AIRCRAFT.?

  • Description

    AMERICAN TROOPS ARE TO GET A NEW HAND-FIRED MISSILE WHICH CAN SHOOT DOWN LOW-FLYING AIRCRAFT. THE GO-AHEAD FOR PRODUCTION WAS GIVEN IN WASHINGTON ON FRIDAY AFTER SUCCESSFUL TESTS OF THE WEAPON (AS SHOWN ON FILM).

    KNOWN AS THE REDEYE, IT MEASURES ONLY 6 FEET (1.8 METRES) LONG AND THREE INCHES (7.6 cms) IN DIAMETER. WITH ITS MINIATURE BAZOOKA-STYLE LAUNCHER, IT WEIGHS LESS THAT 30 LBS (13.6 KILOGRAMS).

    THE REDEYE WAS TESTED AT A TENNESSEE PROVING ROUND. LOW-FLYING PILOTLESS AIRCRAFT WERE USED AS TARGETS, EACH OF THEM BEING DESTROYED.

    THE U.S. ARMY SAYS THE MISSILE CAN KNOCK ANY KNOWN AIRCRAFT OUT OF ACTION. DESIGNED ESPECIALLY FOR USED AGAINST STRAFING JETS, IT IS CLAIMED TO BE "INFINITELY" MORE ACCURATE THAN ANY ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUN.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA86C6KPKQU8A43ZGCP3CEVN5KO
    Media URN:
    VLVA86C6KPKQU8A43ZGCP3CEVN5KO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment