• Short Summary

    BRITAIN'S REVOLUTIONARY STRIKE FIGHTER - IT CAN TAKE OFF AND LAND VERTICALLY - MAY BE PRODUCED UNDER LICENSE IN AMERICA.

  • Description

    1.
    LV PLANE MAKING VERTICAL TAKE-OFF.
    0.13

    2.
    LV PLANE PAST AT SPEED.
    0.19

    3.
    AIR TRAVEL SHOT..PLANE AT SPEED.
    0.24

    4.
    AIR TRAVEL SHOT..DITTO CLIMBING.
    0.28

    5.
    LV PLANE PASSING DEMONSTRATING MANOEUVRABILITY
    0.57

    6.
    SV PLANE LANDING.
    1.12



    Initials EHR/H/JH/PB


    EDITORS: THIS FILM IS EMBARGOED UNTIL 0100 HOURS GMT ON JANUARY 15

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: BRITAIN'S REVOLUTIONARY STRIKE FIGHTER - IT CAN TAKE OFF AND LAND VERTICALLY - MAY BE PRODUCED UNDER LICENSE IN AMERICA. THERE ARE INDICATIONS THAT THE AIRCRAFT, THE HAWKER P-1127, MAY BE BUILT BY A MAJOR AMERICAN AIR FIRM. AN OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT IS EXPECTED NEXT WEEK.

    P-1127, "STAR" OF THE 1962 FARNBOROUGH AIR DISPLAY, IS POWERED BY A SINGLE BRISTOL-SIDDELEY PEGASUS ENGINE. SWIVELLING NOZZLES PROVIDE THRUST FOR BOTH VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL FLIGHT. THESE CAN ALSO BE TURNED FORWARD FOR BRAKING IN THE AIR.

    A MINISTRY OF AVIATION CONTRACT WAS PLACED IN 1960 FOR SIX EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT. THE FOLLOWING YEAR, THE WEST GERMAN GOVERNMENT DECIDED TO COOPERATE WITH BRITAIN IN A JOINT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME.

    AND IN FEBRUARY LAST YEAR, THE MINISTRY ANNOUNCED A JOINT BRITISH, WEST GERMAN AND AMERICAN PROGRAMME OF DEVELOPMENT. THIS WOULD ENTAIL NINE P-1127S - THREE FOR EACH COUNTRY - AND THE FORMATION OF A JOINT TRIALS SQUADRON IN BRITAIN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD5N579IPUU4NC6SJM85TMV74U
    Media URN:
    VLVAD5N579IPUU4NC6SJM85TMV74U
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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