• Short Summary

    WITHIN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT WILL MAKE A FINAL DECISION ON THE DESIGN OF A SUPERSONIC TRANSPORT THAT WILL SPEED MORE THAN 200 PERSONS ACROSS OCEANS AND CONTINENTS AT 1800 MILES AN HOUR.

  • Description

    WITHIN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT WILL MAKE A FINAL DECISION ON THE DESIGN OF A SUPERSONIC TRANSPORT THAT WILL SPEED MORE THAN 200 PERSONS ACROSS OCEANS AND CONTINENTS AT 1800 MILES AN HOUR.

    DISTANCE, WHICH HAS BEEN SO CONDENSED BY 20TH CENTURY TECHNOLOGY, WILL BE SHORTENED EVEN MORE BY THESE SUPER FAST AIRCRAFT.

    TO POWER THE HUGE SUPERSONIC TRANSPORT, WHICH WILL BE NEARLY AS LONG AS A FOOTBALL FIELD AND WEIGH AS MUCH AS 200 CARS, THE LARGEST AND MOST POWERFUL ENGINES EVER BUILT WILL BE NEEDED.

    GENERAL ELECTRIC AT ITS ENGINE PLANT IN CINCINNATI, OHIO THIS WEEK OPERATED ITS 25 FOOT LONG TURBOJET ENGINE, THE GE4, IN THIS TEST CELL. THE LARGE SCREEN ON THE NOSE PROTECTS THE ENGINE FROM INGESTING FOREIGN OBJECTS.

    IN A MOMENT, THE ENGINE WILL START.

    THE SUPERSONIC TRANSPORT WILL HAVE FOUR SUCH ENGINES, EACH PRODUCING MORE THAN 60,000 POUNDS OF THRUST.

    THEIR COMBINED POWER WILL BE EQUIVALENT TO 600,000 HORSEPOWER. THAT'S EQUAL TO THE POWER OF ABOUT 2,000 CADILLACS OR IMPERIALS.

    THE SST, BRINGING PEOPLES OF THE WORLD CLOSER TOGETHER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD1BVF0QJPEUMLIYWANQUN6XAZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAD1BVF0QJPEUMLIYWANQUN6XAZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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