• Short Summary

    Looking very much like a circus animal walking a tight-rope, an Army jeep recently demonstrated the potentiality of a new bridge system invented by an Australian Army engineer.

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    Looking very much like a circus animal walking a tight-rope, an Army jeep recently demonstrated the potentiality of a new bridge system invented by an Australian Army engineer.
    Across the Perak River in Central Malaya, engineers of the 28th Commonwealth Brigade tested the system while on a road building project through the jungles.
    Designed by Captain Frederick Millar, the "Driving on air" system consists of two steel cables slung across a ravine - or minefield - and anchored on either side. Grooved steel discs, which fit snugly on the cables, are bolted to the hubs of the vehicle. The driver selects his gear, and drives confidently across the obstacle.
    Apart from the grooved disc adaptor, all the equipment used on the test was standard army equipment. As yet no plans have been made to mass produce the adaptors, but Captain Millar says they could be produced at probably less then GBP1 each.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAJQWYA34V16M4K0W4CDTSILF
    Media URN:
    VLVAAJQWYA34V16M4K0W4CDTSILF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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