• Short Summary

    THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE PRIME MINISTER, AIR VICE MARSHAL KY, YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) FLEW ONE OF THE FIRST OF THE SUPERSONIC FRONT-LINE FIGHTERS WHICH SOUTH VIETNAM IS OBTAINING.

  • Description

    THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE PRIME MINISTER, AIR VICE MARSHAL KY, YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) FLEW ONE OF THE FIRST OF THE SUPERSONIC FRONT-LINE FIGHTERS WHICH SOUTH VIETNAM IS OBTAINING. PRIME MINISTER KY TOOK OFF IN THE AIRCRAFT, A NORTHROP F-5 'FREEDOM FIGHTER' FROM THE BIEN-HOA AIR BASE, NORTH OF SAIGON.

    THE 'FREEDOM FIGHTER' CAN TRAVEL AT ALMOST ONE-AND-A-HALF TIMES THE SPEED OF SOUND, AND HAS A COMBAT CEILING OF 50,000 FT (15,240 METRES). IT CAN CARRY AIR-TO-AIR AND AIR-TO-GROUND MISSILES AND CANNON, AND CAN ALSO BE EQUIPPED FOR RE-FUELLING IN FLIGHT.

    THERE ARE TWO VERSIONS OF THE AIRCRAFT, THE F-5A, WHICH HAS A CREW OF ONE, AND THE F-5B, WHICH PRIME MINISTER KY FLEW. THIS VERSION IS A TWIN-SEAT FIGHTER-TRAINER.

    ALSO IN THE AIR WHEN PRIME MINISTER KY WAS FLYING THE AIRCRAFT WERE OTHER 'FREEDOM FIGHTERS' AND F-100 'SUPER SABRES'.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACW7CSPVM0L5JPJ6B15ZZ3ZA0C
    Media URN:
    VLVACW7CSPVM0L5JPJ6B15ZZ3ZA0C
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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