• Short Summary

    BRITAIN IS TO BE SUPPLIED WITH MORE 500,000 WORTH OF SWEDISH ANTI-TANK WEAPONS, IT HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED IN STOCKHOLM.

  • Description

    1.
    SCU SOLDIER FIRES GUN FROM THE SHOULDER AT MOVING TARGET
    0.06

    2.
    GV MOVING TARGET
    0.10

    3.
    CU SOLDIER SIGHTS TARGET
    0.14

    4.
    SV SOLDIER TAKES SHELL FROM CONTAINER
    0.17

    5.
    SCU SHELL
    0.19

    6.
    SCU REAR OF GUN IS OPENED
    0.23

    7.
    CU LOOKING INTO BARREL, SHELL IS PUT INTO GUN
    0.30

    8.
    CU DIAGRAM SHOWS INTERIOR OF GUN DURING FIRING
    0.42

    9.
    CU DIAGRAM SHOWS SHELL PENETRATING ARMOUR
    0.46

    10.
    SV SOLDIER FIRES GUN
    0.49

    11.
    GV TARGET IS HIT
    0.53



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: BRITAIN IS TO BE SUPPLIED WITH MORE 500,000 WORTH OF SWEDISH ANTI-TANK WEAPONS, IT HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED IN STOCKHOLM. THE WEAPON, THE "CARL-GUSTAF" HAS ALREADY BEEN USED BY THE SWEDISH AND IRISH FORCES WITH THE UNITED NATIONS OPERATIONS IN THE CONGO.

    THE WEAPON, RESEMBLING A BAZOOKA, IS OPERATED BY A TWO-MAN TEAM. ALTHOUGH IT IS EXTREMELY LIGHT, WEIGHING ONLY 15-KILOS COMPLETE, IT CAN FIRE A GRENADE CAPABLE OF PENETRATING THE THICKEST KNOWN TANK ARMOUR.

    ITS EFFECTIVE RANGE AGAINST A STATIONARY TARGET IS 1,000 METRES. AGAINST A MOVING TARGET IT IS EFFECTIVE UP TO BETWEEN FOUR AND FIVE HUNDRED METRES. IN COMBAT, IT CAN FIRE SIX GRENADES A MINUTE.

    A CONTRACT HAS ALREADY BEEN SIGNED TO SUPPLY THE WEAPON TO WEST GERMANY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADQ4Q4RGZOZNI1MPZZCMB96W0I
    Media URN:
    VLVADQ4Q4RGZOZNI1MPZZCMB96W0I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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