• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES ARMY HAS DEVISED A NEW METHOD FOR GETTING GOODS TO INACCESSIBLE AREAS: BY REMOTE-CONTROLLED GLIDER.

  • Description

    THE UNITED STATES ARMY HAS DEVISED A NEW METHOD FOR GETTING GOODS TO INACCESSIBLE AREAS: BY REMOTE-CONTROLLED GLIDER.KNOWN AS THE "PRECISION AND DROP" GLIDER, IT WAS SUCCESSFULLY TESTED AT YUMA, ARIZONA, ON SUNDAY.

    IT USES A FOLDED WING CONCEPT AND CAN DELIVER LARGE QUANTITIES OF SUPPLIES.ITS WING, FABRICATED OF EXTREMELY LIGHTWEIGHT, FLEXIBLE, PLASTIC-COATED MATERIAL, IS FOLDED INTO A COMPACT PACKAGE SIMILAR TO A PARACHUTE PACK.IT'S THEN ATTACHED TO THE CARGO CONTAINER.

    AS THE CONTAINER IS EJECTED, A STATIC LINE ATTACHED TO THE DROPPING AIRCRAFT BEGINS A SEQUENCE OF OPERATIONS TO DEPLOY THE GLIDER.ONCE THE WINGS HAVE OPENED, A SOLDIER ON THE GROUND TAKES OVER TO DIRECT BY REMOTE CONTROL THE GLIDER AND ITS CONTAINER TO A SUITABLE POSITION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9BTXBFIOYY9P78IXGXTZ63JJ8
    Media URN:
    VLVA9BTXBFIOYY9P78IXGXTZ63JJ8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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