• Short Summary

    THE WORLD'S BIGGEST AIR SHOW OPENED IN PARIS TODAY (THURSDAY) - THE TWENTY-FIFTH INTERNATIONAL AIR AND SPACE SHOW OF LE BOURGET.

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    THE WORLD'S BIGGEST AIR SHOW OPENED IN PARIS TODAY (THURSDAY) - THE TWENTY-FIFTH INTERNATIONAL AIR AND SPACE SHOW OF LE BOURGET.AMERICAN, BRITISH, FRENCH AND RUSSIAN EXHIBITS - IN THAT ORDER - WILL DOMINATE THE SHOW WHICH RUNS TILL JUNE 16TH.A TOTAL OF 16 COUNTRIES ARE TAKING PART, AND THERE ARE, IN ALL, SOME 375 EXHIBITORS OCCUPYING THE 4 1/2 ACRES OF ROOFED-IN AREA.ALTHOUGH THE MAIN EMPHASIS IS ON MANNED AIRCRAFT, THEIR POWER PLANTS, AND THEIR ACCESSORIES, THERE ARE ALSO SOME "SPACE" PAVILIONS.

    ONE OF THE ITALIAN REPRESENTATIVES IS THE MACCHI M.B.326.THE M.B.326, WHICH FLIES CLOSE TO THE SPEED OF SOUND, IS A TANDEM TWO-SEATER JET TRAINER.IT'S ARMED EQUIVALENT WAS ALSO ON SHOW.

    WITH THE AEROPLANE'S INCREASING POPULATION AS A TIME-SAVING MEANS OF TRANSPORT FOR BUSINESSMEN, SOME OF THE AIRCRAFT ON SHOW ARE AIMED AT SELLING TO THE MANY INDUSTRIAL CONCERNS NOW OPERATING THEIR OWN AIRCRAFT.ONE OF THE LARGER OF THESE IS DE HAVILLAND 125, WHICH COSTS GBP150,000 AND, POWERED BY ITS TWIN-JETS, CAN OPERATE AT A SPEED OF MORE 500 THAN MILES AN HOUR (804 K.P.H.)
    OF THE MILITARY AIRCRAFT ON SHOW, THE AMERICAN A5A VIGILANTE.A BOMBER - IT CAN FLY AT TREMENDOUS SPEED AT VERY HIGH ALTITUDES.THE F 105 THUNDERCHIEF.THE F 105 IS ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL SINGLE- SEAT ATTACK FIGHTERS EVER-BUILT, AND PROBABLY THE MOST AUTOMATIC IN OPERATION.

    IN THE MILITARY RANGE OF AIRCRAFT WERE PLANES FROM THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION (NATO).THE SHOW IS ORGANISED BY THE UNION SYNDICALE DES INDUSTRIES AERONAUTIQUES ET SPATIALES, AND IS GENERALLY RECOGNISED AS THE SHOP-WINDOW OF THE WORLD FOR AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURERS AND BUYERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE6AW67KQKP0TMR505MGA8X7TC
    Media URN:
    VLVAE6AW67KQKP0TMR505MGA8X7TC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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