• Short Summary

    The U.S. Navy's swing wing fighter F-lllB #5 arrived at the Naval Air Test Center?

  • Description

    The U.S. Navy's swing wing fighter F-lllB #5 arrived at the Naval Air Test Center in Patuxent River, Maryland, on January 27, for land-based tests preparatory to carrier tests later this spring. It departed Edwards Air Force Base, California, and flew non-stop, unrefueled to Patuxent River, a distance of 2,354 miles.

    The tests at Patuxent River will involve catapulted take-offs and arrested landings, utilizing equipment similar to that found in aircraft carriers. After successful completion of these land-based rests, the aircraft will be tested in the spring aboard an aircraft carrier of the KITTY HAWK class.

    This film shows the F-lllB #5 undergoing recent flight tests at the General Dynamics Corporation test facility at Fort Worth, Texas.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9UZKTYT1M0QFON5GMZ46VH1HM
    Media URN:
    VLVA9UZKTYT1M0QFON5GMZ46VH1HM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:04:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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