• Short Summary

    The first all-jet anti-submarine aircraft outside the Soviet Union -- the Hawker Siddeley "Nimrod" -- has gone into service with the Royal Air Force at their base in St.

  • Description

    The first all-jet anti-submarine aircraft outside the Soviet Union -- the Hawker Siddeley "Nimrod" -- has gone into service with the Royal Air Force at their base in St. Mawgan, Cornwall. Airmen at St. Mawgan are being trained in the operation of the new aircraft, which can seek out and eavesdrop on enemy submarines. According to R.A.F. men, Nimrod is the envy of American and British Commonwealth air forces.

    Nimrod tested its reconnaissance ability during the recent Soviet naval exercises in the Atlantic. It can travel at five hundred miles an hour to patrol areas and fly at low altitudes during tracking operations. It is believed the South African Government is interested in using the aircraft to patrol sea routes around the Caps of Good Hope.

    Introduction of the Nimrod to the Royal Air Force represents an advance of thirty years -- until now maritime patrols have first introduced in the 1940's.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABKB679UOKEH63FBBH7XUX6YMD
    Media URN:
    VLVABKB679UOKEH63FBBH7XUX6YMD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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