• Short Summary

    In Washington the House of Representatives Armed Services committee on Friday (May 20) approved a request from the Pentagon for the purchase of another 30 British-made Harrier jump-jets.

  • Description

    In Washington the House of Representatives Armed Services committee on Friday (May 20) approved a request from the Pentagon for the purchase of another 30 British-made Harrier jump-jets. Last year the United States bough 18 of the aircraft for the Marine Corps.

    This was the first time since 1916 the United States had bought a foreign-made aircraft for its armed forces.

    Colonel Claude Baker, who commands the Marine's Harrier squadron, considers the aircraft, which can take off and land in very short distances, one of the major landmarks in aviation.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABBJ8KSH4HA2B9GWH4IUOAE8C3
    Media URN:
    VLVABBJ8KSH4HA2B9GWH4IUOAE8C3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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