• Short Summary

    Helicopters, the so-called flying windmills of Korean War fame, and elsewhere, are a growing sight over most big American cities.

  • Description

    Helicopters, the so-called flying windmills of Korean War fame, and elsewhere, are a growing sight over most big American cities. And a seven-ton land-based helicopter, the Vertol 44 has developed a new safety wrinkle.

    This outsize in helicopters, although designed for flight over land, has now been equipped to land on water as well. With a sealed fuselage and special floats this 'plane, dubbed the "Work Horse", can make an effective - if somewhat ungainly - landing on any body of water at a speed of 30 knots.

    The "Work Horse" rides the water like a duck....and can be handled like a boat in landings and take-offs.

    The Vertol 44 has passed all its tests and will be ready for commercial and passenger use this summer.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC2U5PBYKYP9NRIWCC6F1JBWTG
    Media URN:
    VLVAC2U5PBYKYP9NRIWCC6F1JBWTG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/02/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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