• Short Summary

    A FLEET OF SHIPS ARRIVED AT THE INLAND CITY OF VORONEZH IN THE SOVIET UNION RECENTLY, TO SAIL ON A POND.

  • Description

    A FLEET OF SHIPS ARRIVED AT THE INLAND CITY OF VORONEZH IN THE SOVIET UNION RECENTLY, TO SAIL ON A POND. THE VESSELS WERE ALL SCALE MODELS, AND THE OCCASION WAS THE CHAMPIONSHIPS CONDUCTED BY THE RUSSIAN BOAT MODELLERS FEDERATION.

    TWENTY-NINE TEAMS COMPETED IN THE CHAMPIONSHIPS. THEY CAME FROM MANY PARTS OF THE SOVIET UNION.

    THE FINELY SCALED SHIPS AND YACHTS WERE RADIO-CONTROLLED, AND ONE OF THE TESTS WAS MANOEUVERABILITY. THE MINIATURE CRAFT HAD TO MOVE AROUND AN OBSTACLE COURSE, AND FINALLY BURST A NUMBER OF BALLOONS SET IN THE MIDDLE OF THE POND, A SEVERE TEST OF THE CONTROL EXERCISED BY THE DRIVER.

    TWICE EUROPEAN CHAMPION, YURI NIKOLENKO, WON THE EVENT. HIS MODEL 'STRELA-3' HIT TEN BALLOONS IN 98 SECONDS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9O85WTWTES816LLB6JULZGYAI
    Media URN:
    VLVA9O85WTWTES816LLB6JULZGYAI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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