• Short Summary

    THE TRANSALL C 160 - A TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT JOINTLY DEVELOPED BY WEST GERMANY AND FRANCE IS TO GO INTO GENERAL PRODUCTION SOON.

  • Description

    THE TRANSALL C 160 - A TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT JOINTLY DEVELOPED BY WEST GERMANY AND FRANCE IS TO GO INTO GENERAL PRODUCTION SOON. THIS WAS ANNOUNCED AFTER TALKS BETWEEN M.MESSMER, AND THE FRENCH DEFENCE MINISTER AND HERR VON HASSAL, HIS GERMAN COUNTERPART.

    THE AIRCRAFT, DESIGNED TO CARRY TROOPS, VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT HAS BEEN IN THE PROTOTYPE STAGE FOR SOME TIMES. THEY HAVE BEEN PUT THROUGH A NUMBER OF TESTS BOTH IN EUROPE AND IN TROPICAL CONDITIONS IN AFRICA.

    THE DECISION TO GO AHEAD WITH GENERAL PRODUCTION COMES AFTER MANY MONTHS OF PRIVATE TALKS INVOLVING THE FINANCIAL ASPECTS OF THE PROJECT. NOW ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY PLANES ARE TO BE BUILT - FIFTY FOR THE FRENCH AIR FORCE AND ONE HUNDRED FOR THE WEST GERMAN LUFTWAFFE.

    THE PROJECT, ADOPTED BY THE WEST GERMAN AUTHORITY IN PREFERENCE TO THE AMERICAN LOCKEHEED HERCULES AIRCRAFT, WILL BE WORTH ABOUT DM 1500 M (GBP130 MILLION)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9V77QN7POJW16OKOFPC9K7IGP
    Media URN:
    VLVA9V77QN7POJW16OKOFPC9K7IGP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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