• Short Summary

    THE VICKERS VC 10 AIRLINER AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF A VERTICAL TAKE-OFF SUPERSONIC FIGHTER FIGURE IN AN AGREEMENT ANNOUNCED ON NOVEMBER 22, OUTLINING THE FORMATION OF A GROUP OF AIRCRAFT FIRMS INCLUDING THE BRITISH AIRCRAFT CORPORATION AND GERMAN, FRENCH AND ITALIAN COMPANIES.

  • Description

    THE VICKERS VC 10 AIRLINER AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF A VERTICAL TAKE-OFF SUPERSONIC FIGHTER FIGURE IN AN AGREEMENT ANNOUNCED ON NOVEMBER 22, OUTLINING THE FORMATION OF A GROUP OF AIRCRAFT FIRMS INCLUDING THE BRITISH AIRCRAFT CORPORATION AND GERMAN, FRENCH AND ITALIAN COMPANIES.

    AGREEMENTS COVER THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF CIVIL AND MILITARY PLANES. THE BRITISH COMPANY IS TO WORK WITH THE FRENCH DASSAULT COMPANY IN THE RACE TO WIN THE CONTACT FOR A VERTICAL TAKE-OFF SUPERSONIC FIGHTER. IT IS UNDERSTOOD TO BE A VERSION OF THE MIRAGE 3 SUPERSONIC FIGHTER.

    SUB-AVIATION, THE FRENCH STATE-CONTROLLED COMPANY, ARE ASSISTING IN THE PRODUCTION OF THE VICKERS VC 10 LONG RANGE JET TRANSPORT BY MAKING IMPORTANT SUB-ASSEMBLIES. FINMECCANICA OF ITALY AND DORNIER OF GERMANY ARE SUBMITTING JOINTLY WITH THE BRITISH FIRM, A DESIGN TO MEET A NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION SPECIFICATION FOR A SHORT TAKE-OFF TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT. IF THE CONTRACT IS AWARDED, THE WORK WILL BE SHARED BY THE THREE COUNTRIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE6OHDC8DC1LEZPDWN2HY6EHXK
    Media URN:
    VLVAE6OHDC8DC1LEZPDWN2HY6EHXK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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