• Short Summary

    THE "SUPER GUPPY", A NEW AMERICAN AIRCRAFT OF REVOLUTIONARY THIRD DESIGN, MADE ITS FIRST TEST FLIGHT AT VAN NUYS, CALIFORNIA, ON TUESDAY.

  • Description

    THE "SUPER GUPPY", A NEW AMERICAN AIRCRAFT OF REVOLUTIONARY THIRD DESIGN, MADE ITS FIRST TEST FLIGHT AT VAN NUYS, CALIFORNIA, ON TUESDAY.

    THE AIRCRAFT HAS BEEN BUILT TO TRANSPORT THE SATURN THIRD STAGE ROCKET TO BE USED IN THE UNITED STATES EFFORT TO LAND MEN ON THE MOON.

    THE "SUPER GUPPY" RESEMBLES A FLYING WHALE.IT WILL REPLACE THE EARLIER "PREGNANT GUPPY", USED BY THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE AUTHORITY TO TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS SPACE PROGRAMMERS.

    THE NEW AIRCRAFT IS A QUARTER LARGER THAN THE EARLIER VERSION.

    IT IS 141 (42 METRES) LONG, HAS A WING SPAN OF 156 FEET (47 METRES) AND ITS GROSS WEIGHT TOTAL 175-THOUSAND POUNDS (79-THOUSAND KG).

    THE OUTSIDE DIAMETER FOR THE FUSELAGE IS 26 FEET (8 METRES) AND ITS INTERIOR IS FIVE TIMES LARGER THAN IN MOST JET TRANSPORTS.

    THE "SUPER GUPPY" IS DESIGNED TO CRUISE AT 285 MILES AN HOUR (466 KM.PH), AND DURING THE TEST FLIGHT THIS WEEK REACHED A SPEED FOR 300 MILES PER HOUR (480 KM.PH).

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    Film ID:
    VLVADAPLLO8J1AY5TA4AC1LMMPAR
    Media URN:
    VLVADAPLLO8J1AY5TA4AC1LMMPAR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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