• Short Summary

    THE FIRST PASSENGER AIRLINER TO BE DESIGNED AND BUILT IN JAPAN SINCE THE COUNTRY'S DEFEAT IN WORLD WAR TWO IS CURRENTLY NEARING COMPLETION AT THE NAGOYA PLANT OF MITSUBISHI - THE FIRM WHICH BUILT MANY OF JAPAN'S MEDIUM AND LONG RANGE BOMBERS DURING THE WAR.

  • Description

    1.
    GTV PLANE BEING WORKED ON
    0.05

    2.
    SV TECHNICIANS WORK ON ENGINE
    0.09

    3.
    CU ENGINE BEING INSTALLED
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    4.
    CU TECHNICIAN WORKING
    0.17

    5.
    TILT UP..COCKPIT OF PLANE
    0.22

    6.
    SV WORKING ON FUSELAGE
    0.26

    7.
    CU DITTO
    0.30

    8.
    LV FUSELAGE, PAN TO WORKMEN
    0.34

    9.
    SV MEN AT WORK
    0.38

    10.
    LV TAIL OF PLANE
    0.41

    11.
    GV INTERIOR OF CABIN
    0.45

    12.
    STV WINGS AND FUSELAGE
    0.50

    13.
    GV PAN.. FORM TAIL TO HOSE OF PLANE
    0.55



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    Background: THE FIRST PASSENGER AIRLINER TO BE DESIGNED AND BUILT IN JAPAN SINCE THE COUNTRY'S DEFEAT IN WORLD WAR TWO IS CURRENTLY NEARING COMPLETION AT THE NAGOYA PLANT OF MITSUBISHI - THE FIRM WHICH BUILT MANY OF JAPAN'S MEDIUM AND LONG RANGE BOMBERS DURING THE WAR.

    A TWIN-ENGINE AIRCRAFT, IT IS CAPABLE OF CARRYING 60 PASSENGERS. POWERED BY BRITISH ROLLS-ROYCE TURBOPROP ENGINES, IT WILL CRUISE AT SPEEDS OF 476 KILOMETRES AN HOUR. THE AIRCRAFT WILL GO INTO SERVICE NEXT YEAR, AND THE JAPANESE HOPE TO OFFER THE "YS-II" (AS IT IS CALLED) FOR EXPORT SALES SHORTLY AFTERWARDS.

    FEATURES THE BUILDERS HOPE WILL MAKE THE "YS-II"COMPETITIVE IN WORLD MARKETS ARE PROFITABLE OPERATION FOR SHORT JOURNEYS, RELATIVELY SHORT TAKE-OFF AND HIGH RATE OF CLIMB, EASE OF MAINTENANCE AND QUICK TURN-ROUND TIME. THE AIRLINER CABIN IS FULLY PRESSURIZED AND AIR-CONDITIONED.

    THE "YS-II" PROJECT WAS BEGIN IN 1957 WITH A TWO-YEAR STUDY OF DESIGN. IN 1959, THE JAPANESE AEROPLANE MANUFACTURING COMPANY WAS FORMED TO BUILD THE "YS-II", AND SIX FIRMS WERE ASSIGNED VARIOUS STAGES OF THE WORK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC4XXBE9KLF778F75JURAJZJJ8
    Media URN:
    VLVAC4XXBE9KLF778F75JURAJZJJ8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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