• Short Summary

    A LARGE CACHE OF WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION, INCLUDING A NEW ROCKET LAUNCHER AND ROCKETS, CAPTURED FROM THE VIET CONG, WENT ON DISPLAY IN BIEN HOA, NEAR SAIGON, ON MONDAY (23 SEPTEMBER).

  • Description

    A LARGE CACHE OF WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION, INCLUDING A NEW ROCKET LAUNCHER AND ROCKETS, CAPTURED FROM THE VIET CONG, WENT ON DISPLAY IN BIEN HOA, NEAR SAIGON, ON MONDAY (23 SEPTEMBER). THE CACHE WAS DISCOVERED BY A FORCE OF AMERICAN AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS SOUTH OF THE CAPITAL.

    THE TROOPS CAME ACROSS THE WEAPONS WHILE ON PATROL. THE FIND INCLUDED REVOLVERS, RIFLES AND UNIFORMS, AND WEIGHED SEVERAL TONS.

    THE ROCKET LAUNCHER IS A NEW TYPE CAPABLE OF FIRING A DOZEN BIG ROCKETS SIMULTANEOUSLY.

    THE MULTIPLE WEAPON FIRES 107 MILLIMETRE CHINESE-MADE ROCKETS AND IS THE LATEST ADDITION TO THE VIET CONG ARTILLERY ARSENAL.

    THE FIRST OF ITS TYPE FOUND IN SOUTH VIETNAM, IT HAS A RANGE OF FIVE TO SIX MILES (9.6 KILOMETRES).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA1R9HV11CT5IN03XPORPOTXVU
    Media URN:
    VLVAA1R9HV11CT5IN03XPORPOTXVU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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