• Short Summary

    IN SOUTH VIETNAM, THE U.S. ARMY'S LONG-RANGE 175MM SELF-PROPELLED GUN WENT INTO ACTION FOR THE?

  • Description

    1.
    LS GUNS TOWARDS
    0.09

    2.
    LS ARMY OFFICIALS SET UP TENT
    0.12

    3.
    MS GUNS INTO POSITION
    0.17

    4.
    MS GUN BARREL
    0.20

    5.
    MS FIXING SHELL HEADS (2 SHOTS)
    0.29

    6.
    CU GUIDING FOR POSITION
    0.32

    7.
    CU TILT DOWN GUN
    0.41

    8.
    MS ACTIVITIES AROUND GUN
    0.44

    9.
    MS GUN FIRED
    0.46

    10.
    MS OFFICIALS WATCH
    0.48

    11.
    MLS GUN IN ACTION
    0.51

    12.
    MS GUN IN ACTION.
    0.54



    Initials JRG/V JRG/V/CR/K



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: IN SOUTH VIETNAM, THE U.S. ARMY'S LONG-RANGE 175MM SELF-PROPELLED GUN WENT INTO ACTION FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FRIDAY, POUNDING VIETCONG POSITIONS NEAR BIEN HOA.

    SHOOTING 147-POUND SHELLS OVER 20 MILES (OVER 30 KMS), IT BLASTS ENEMY TERRITORY HITHERTO BEYOND THE RANGE OF SIMILAR WEAPONS.

    THE GUN SITS ON A POWERFUL CHASSIS, WITH AN EQUALLY POWERFUL ENGINE, TO GET IT OVER THE ROUGHEST TERRAIN. IT HAS OUTSIZE WHEELS AND AN OUTSIZE FUEL TANK - SUFFICIENT TO CARRY 300 GALLONS OF FUEL FOR 450 MILES (720 KMS_ OF TRAVEL.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8WS9XIFXW8PK685FWS2FUZH0A
    Media URN:
    VLVA8WS9XIFXW8PK685FWS2FUZH0A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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