• Short Summary

    Five supersonic all-weather jet fighters flew into Bitburg US Airforce base Western Germany Jan 28 - Convair Flo2A jets, replacements for the F'84s now in service.

  • Description

    Five supersonic all-weather jet fighters flew into Bitburg US Airforce base Western Germany Jan 28 - Convair Flo2A jets, replacements for the F'84s now in service.

    Equipped with electronic eyes these delta wing fighter are the USA's defence and attack force against high speed bombers. They fly faster than sound in horizontal flight.

    Powered by Pratt and Whitney J-57 turbo-jet engines the Convair jets carry drag parachutes for braking. Wingspan is 38ft and length 68 ft.

    US bases in America have been supplies with F102A, and European and Far Eastern bases are to be equipped during this year.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9SP3XXC5HTS9UB7OCX5H36HV2
    Media URN:
    VLVA9SP3XXC5HTS9UB7OCX5H36HV2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/01/1959
    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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