• Short Summary

    The first of Australia's new Mirage het fighters was handed over to the R-double-A-F today (29.1.64) at Avalon Airfield, near Melbourne.

  • Description

    The first of Australia's new Mirage het fighters was handed over to the R-double-A-F today (29.1.64) at Avalon Airfield, near Melbourne. The Air Force is buying one-hundred of the French-designed jets, each of which costs one-million pounds. At today's ceremony, the Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies said there was no better fighter in the world than the Mirage. Sir Robert said the handing-over marked a notable advance in Australian's defence. The log-book for the first Mirage was handed by the Minister for Supply, Mr. Fairhall, to the Minister for Air, Mr. Fairbairn. Then, the 15-hundred mile and hour fighter streaked into the sky.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAF6SWQASULQ22E4LXH2RBT39L
    Media URN:
    VLVAAF6SWQASULQ22E4LXH2RBT39L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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