• Short Summary

    The combination of the United States Navy's new F-14 Tomcat attack aircraft and the multi-warhead Phoenix missiles was effectively demonstrated at the Pacific missile range at Point Mugu, California recently.

  • Description

    1.
    F-14 Aircraft towed onto runway
    0.05

    2.
    GV ZOOM SV Phoenix missile on runway
    0.11

    3.
    SV Technicians fitting missile to aircraft
    0.16

    4.
    F-14 take off
    0.29

    5.
    GV Drone aircraft taxi-ing for take-off
    0.35

    6.
    GV Phoenix missile being launched from ground and hitting drone aircraft


    7.
    SV AIR-TO-AIR F-14 fires missile and missile hits another drone aircraft
    0.54

    8.
    GV F-14 comes in to land
    1.01


    F-14 ROLLED OUT AND TAKING OFF: DRONE AIRCRAFT TAKING OFF: PHOENIX MISSILE FIRED FROM GROUND AND HITTING TARGET: MISSILE FIRED FROM F-14 AND HITTING TARGET PLANE.




    Initials OS/1??? OS/1957


    This Departement of Defence film shows the Phoenix being fired from the ground as well as being launched from the F-14 Tomcat.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The combination of the United States Navy's new F-14 Tomcat attack aircraft and the multi-warhead Phoenix missiles was effectively demonstrated at the Pacific missile range at Point Mugu, California recently.

    The F-14 Tomcat has variable geometry wings and is capable of flying at more than twice the speed of sound. It has a weapons control system capable of detecting and tracking targets up to a hundred miles away and engage numbers of targets simultaneously by delivering six missiles to six different targets.

    This multi-strike capability is given by the Phoenix missile with its six warheads.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC2TBQSZNXU9EQ6KLDSL0MNA4V
    Media URN:
    VLVAC2TBQSZNXU9EQ6KLDSL0MNA4V
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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