• Short Summary

    "Moskito" is a cable-controlled rocket which can be carried and shot by a single man.?

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    "Moskito" is a cable-controlled rocket which can be carried and shot by a single man. It has been specially designed as a portable weapon against tanks. Its range reaches about 5500 feet. The bursting head had about a weight of 8 pounds. The perforating-power of the bursting head reaches 20 inches through blinding steel.

    Fire-controlled radar unit "Bat" be combined with a anti-aircraft twin-gun 35 mm. The radar "Bat" finds its aim, controls the battery of the guns, calculates all the parameters and commands the fire.

    The automatic twin-gun "Oerlikon" type 353 MK has a shooting cadence of 550 shots per gun in a minute. The initial speed of the projectile is 1175 meters per second. The two well known associated factories WERKZEUGMASCHINEN-FABRIK OERLIKON Buehrle & Co. and CONTRAVES AG have developed and constructed the above mentioned weapons themselves, where Contraves AG has done the electronical part and Werkzeugmaschinen-Fabrik Oerlikon, Buhrle & Co. the guns and ammunition. A demonstration of these weapons took place on Wednesday, 14th of October at the ochsenboden near Einsiedeln, Switzerland.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAQFWLPN9S4UMTLDOU2UKZV99Y
    Media URN:
    VLVAAQFWLPN9S4UMTLDOU2UKZV99Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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