• Short Summary

    THE HOVERING "MONSTERS" HAVE RETURNED TO VIETNAM -- TO THE MEKONG DELTA -- FOLLOWING THE SUCCESSFUL TESTING AND EVALUATION IN 1966.

  • Description

    THE HOVERING "MONSTERS" HAVE RETURNED TO VIETNAM -- TO THE MEKONG DELTA -- FOLLOWING THE SUCCESSFUL TESTING AND EVALUATION IN 1966.

    THE 39-FOOT-LONG AIR CUSHION VEHICLE LOOKS LIKE A GIANT ELLIPTICAL WATERBUG RIDING ON A CUSHION OF AIR. THE AIR CUSHION IS CREATED BY A TURBINE-POWERED FAN LOCATED UNDER THE ARMOURED CRAFT, WHILE FORWARD PROPULSION IS GENERATED BY A TAIL-MOUNTED PROPELLOR.

    THE VEHICLE CAN TRAVEL OVER WATER, SWAMP AND RELATIVELY FLAT LAND, SEEKING THE ENEMY, FINDING HIM AND PURSUING HIM AT SPEEDS OF NEARLY A-MILE-A-MINUTE.

    OPERATING AS A UNIT OF THE JOINT U.S. ARMY-NAVY MOBILE RIVERINE FORCE, ONE OF ITS PRINCIPAL VALUES WILL BE IN EAST FIREFIGHT REACTION AS IT CARRIES AN ARRAY OF MACHINE GUNS AND GRENADE LAUNCHERS TO CONFRONT THE ENEMY.

    EACH OF THE CRAFT HAS A DREW OF YOUR ENLISTED MEN AND TWO COMMISSIONED OFFICERS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA984HK77KWG6S40FCZQALNOV3G
    Media URN:
    VLVA984HK77KWG6S40FCZQALNOV3G
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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