• Short Summary

    A NEW TYPE OF HIGH-EFFICIENCY CROP-BUSTING AIRCRAFT HAS GONE INTO SERVICE IN KINSHASA.

    THE PLANE, A?

  • Description

    A NEW TYPE OF HIGH-EFFICIENCY CROP-BUSTING AIRCRAFT HAS GONE INTO SERVICE IN KINSHASA.

    THE PLANE, A PIPER PAWNEE, HAS BEEN PRESENTED TO THE CONGOLESE GOVERNMENT'S AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT BY A LOCAL AIRCRAFT FIRM, COGEAIR.

    DEVELOPED IN THE UNITED STATES, THE PAWNEE IS THE LATEST CROP-SPRAYING AIRCRAFT ON THE MARKET. IT IS LIGHT AND HIGHLY MANOEUVERABLE, YET CAN CARRY 770 KILOS (1694 LBS) OF INSECTICIDE. ITS RANGE IS 458 KILOMETRES (284 MILES).

    ALTHOUGH PRIMARILY MEANT FOR SPRAYING CROPS, THE PLANE CAN ALSO OPERATE AGAINST PLAGUES OF MOSQUITOES, KILLING THE INSECTS AT THEIR SOURCE...A USEFUL ASSET IN A COUNTRY LIKE THE CONGO, WITH A HOT HUMID CLIMATE THAT ATTRACTS MOSQUITOES.

    NEW TO THE CONGO, THE PAWNEE HAS ALREADY PROVED ITS WORTH OVER THE HUGE CROP FIELDS OF NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA93DM8CK6PCMRLT8WQ881NR1A0
    Media URN:
    VLVA93DM8CK6PCMRLT8WQ881NR1A0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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