• Short Summary

    THREE ITALIAN LIGHT JET FIGHTER AIRCRAFT "MB 326" WERE RECENTLY DELIVERED TO THE CONGO KINSHASA AIRFORCE.

  • Description

    THREE ITALIAN LIGHT JET FIGHTER AIRCRAFT "MB 326" WERE RECENTLY DELIVERED TO THE CONGO KINSHASA AIRFORCE.

    THE FIGHTERS, BUILT BY MACCHI, ARE THE FIRST OF 17 AIRCRAFT ORDERED FROM ITALY LAST YEAR.

    THE PILOTS HAVE BEEN TRAINED IN ITALY.

    A SYMBOLIC KEY WAS GIVEN TO A TOP-RANKING CONGOLESE AIRFORCE OFFICER, COLONEL LOSO, BY THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE CONGOLESE ARMY, GENERAL BOBOZO. ALSO PRESENT AT THE HANDING OVER CEREMONY WAS THE ITALIAN AMBASSADOR TO CONGO-KINSHASA, THE CONGOLESE NATIONAL DEFENCE MINISTER, COLONEL KULUFA, AND THE MINISTER OF STATE M. NSINGA. THE MACCHI JET FIGHTERS HAVE A MAXIMUM SPEED OF NEARLY 500 MILES PER HOUR (800 K.P.H.) AND ARE DESIGNED FOR A GROUND SUPPORT ROLE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEGIHWX93TK4OYWMXT05L56JY4
    Media URN:
    VLVAEGIHWX93TK4OYWMXT05L56JY4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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