• Short Summary

    THE TWENTY-FIFTH FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW GOT OFF TO A START TODAY WITH FOREIGN AIRCRAFT MAKING THEIR FIRST APPEARANCE AT THE SHOP- WINDOW OF THE BRITISH AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY.

  • Description

    THE TWENTY-FIFTH FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW GOT OFF TO A START TODAY WITH FOREIGN AIRCRAFT MAKING THEIR FIRST APPEARANCE AT THE SHOP- WINDOW OF THE BRITISH AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY.

    A TRANSALL TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT DEVELOPED BY FRANCE AND GERMANY AND POWERED BY BRITISH ROLLS-ROYCE ENGINES WAS ONE OF THE FOREIGN MACHINES ON SHOW. A BRITISH LIGHTNING INTERCEPTOR IN THE MARKINGS OF THE ROYAL SAUDI AIR FORCE WAS ALSO THERE TO BE INSPECTED BEFORE IT TOOK OFF FOR THE NOISIEST AND FASTEST DEMONSTRATION OF THE DAY. IT'S PART OF A MULTI-MILLION POUND DEFENCE SYSTEM THAT SAUDI ARABIA IS BUYING FROM BRITAIN. THE LIGHTNING'S ARMAMENTS INCLUDE AIR-TO-AIR MISSILES OR BATTERIES OF TWO INCH ROCKETS, AND IT CAN FLY AT TWICE THE SPEED OF SOUND.

    THE BREGUET ATLANTIC IS A MARITIME RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT BUILT BY A CONSORTIUM OF EUROPEAN COMPANIES AND POWERED BY ROLLS-ROYCE ENGINES. IT'S BEEN ORDERED BY THE FRENCH AND GERMAN NAVIES.

    FROM ITALY THERE WAS PIAGGIO LIGHT UTILITY JET TRANSPORT THAT HAS BEEN DESIGNED FOR EITHER CIVIL OR MILITARY USE. THE ITALIAN MINISTRY OF DEFENCE HAS ORDERED TWENTY OF THE PRODUCTION VERSION OF THE AIRCRAFT, WHICH IS POWERED BY BRITISH BRISTOL SIDDELEY ENGINES. ANOTHER MACHINE WITH BRISTOL SIDDELEY ENGINES IS THE FIAT G-9IT, A LIGHT TACTICAL FIGHTER, ALSO FROM ITALY. ANOTHER ITALIAN COMPANY, AERMACCHI HAS ITS MB 326 TRAINER AT FARNBOROUGH.

    FROM CANADA THERE'S THE TWIN OTTER, A TWIN TURBOPROP TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT SEATING UP TO NINETEEN PASSENGERS AND OPERATING OVER STAGE LENGTHS OF UP TO SEVEN HUNDRED MILES. ITS ABILITY TO USE SHORT UNPREPARED RUNWAYS HAS MEANT THE TWIN OTTER CAN BRING AIR TRANSPORT TO REMOTE AND ISOLATED AREAS.

    ALTHOUGH THERE WAS ONLY ONE COMPLETELY NEW BRITISH AIRCRAFT ON SHOW, ONE THAT'S BEEN SEEN BEFORE BUT HAS LOST NONE OF ITS IMPRESSIVE WAS THE FIRST DEVELOPMENT VERSION OF THE HAWKER SIDDELEY P-1127 VERTICAL TAKE OFF FIGHTER. THE P-1127 HAS BEEN UNDERGOING TRIALS WITH A THREE-NATION NATO SQUADRON, AND SHOWED THE CROWDS AT FARNBOROUGH SOMETHING OF WHAT IT CAN DO. FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS A FLYING ARMCHAIR, THERE'S A SINGLE-SEATER AUTOGYRO GOING THROUGH ITS PAGES AT FARNBOROUGH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACFP47ZK1BZIKH9RJDB4YWRNS4
    Media URN:
    VLVACFP47ZK1BZIKH9RJDB4YWRNS4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/09/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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