• Short Summary

    A BRITISH SHIP-BUILDING FIRM HAS COMPLETED TRIALS OF A FAST COASTAL PATROL BOAT ARMED WITH GUIDED MISSILES.

  • Description

    A BRITISH SHIP-BUILDING FIRM HAS COMPLETED TRIALS OF A FAST COASTAL PATROL BOAT ARMED WITH GUIDED MISSILES. ALREADY THE ROYAL LIBYAN NAVY HAS ORDERED THREE WHICH ARE NEARING COMPLETION AT THE PORTSMOUTH SHIPYARD OF THE VOSPER THORNYCROFT GROUP.

    THE BOAT HAS EIGHT MISSILES OF THE NORD AVIATION WIRE-GUIDED VARIETY - WHICH HAVE BEEN USED SUCCESSFULLY IN WARFARE FROM AIRCRAFT AND GROUND FORCES.

    THE MISSILE HAS A 63-LB (28 KGMS.) WARHEAD AND CAN DESTROY A PATROL CRAFT OR SEVERELY DAMAGE A FRIGATE OR LARGER SHIP. A SMALLER VERSION IS SUITABLE FOR SMALLER TARGETS OR FOR PRACTICE.

    THE BOAT IS HIGHLY MANOEUVRABLE AND IS CAPABLE OF A SPEED IN EXCESS OF 50 KNOTS. ENGINES ARE GAS TURBINE.

    A LARGER BOAT BEING PLANNED USING DIESEL ENGINES WILL GIVE A LONGER CRUISING RANGE AND A HIGHER SPEED.

    THE DESIGNERS SAY OF THE BOAT: WITH COMPACT GUIDED MISSILES THE FAST PATROL BOAT IS A WORTHWHILE AND POWERFUL ADDITION TO EVERY MODERN FLEET.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB3M062D6D18XGT4H3QB5GSK3G
    Media URN:
    VLVAB3M062D6D18XGT4H3QB5GSK3G
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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