• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH MOTOR INDUSTRY TODAY (THURSDAY) GAVE A DEMONSTRATION OF VEHICLES BUILT FOR MILITARY PURPOSES.?

  • Description

    THE BRITISH MOTOR INDUSTRY TODAY (THURSDAY) GAVE A DEMONSTRATION OF VEHICLES BUILT FOR MILITARY PURPOSES. AT THE FIGHTING VEHICLE AND DEVELOPMENT ESTABLISHMENT AT CHERTSEY, IN SURREY, VISITORS FROM BRITAIN AND ABROAD SAW THE VEHICLES IN ACTION IN SOME VERY RUGGED TERRAIN.

    A DEMONSTRATION OF BRIDGE LAYING WAS GIVEN BY A CENTURION MARK 5 TANK AND THEN OTHER TANKS, INCLUDING BRITAIN'S LATEST, THE "CHIEFTAIN", CROSSED THE BRIDGE TO PROVE ITS STRENGTH. MILITARY OBSERVERS FROM A NUMBER OF COUNTRIES INCLUDING BELGIUM, HOLLAND, YUGOSLAVIA AND AUSTRALIA LATE SAW THE CHIEFTAIN IN ANOTHER EXERCISE FORDING THE RIVER WITH ITS "SNORKEL" TURRET UP TO KEEP THE DRIVER CLEAR OF THE WATER.

    ONE HIGHLIGHT OF THE DEMONSTRATION WAS THE PERFORMANCE OF AN ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIER WHICH COMPLETED A DIFFICULT CROSS-COUNTRY COURSE AFTER HAVING TWO IF ITS WHEELS BLOWN OFF BY A LAND MINE.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEOQ7S0PD408OBA14EFEY5VUK6
    Media URN:
    VLVAEOQ7S0PD408OBA14EFEY5VUK6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment