• Short Summary

    The United States Defense Department has released film showing armed helicopters in action in the Mekong Delta of South Viet Nam.

  • Description

    The United States Defense Department has released film showing armed helicopters in action in the Mekong Delta of South Viet Nam. Known as the Sea Wolf Squadron, the helicopter fly daily patrols along rivers and streams in an effort to flush but the Viet Cong.

    Each of the helicopter, familiarly known as Hueys, is armed with 14 rockets and four 80 calibre machine guns. In addition to searching for the Viet Cong, the helicopters fly missions in support of United States on South Vietnamese Navy patrol boats that operate in the delta waterway. Pilots of the Sea Wolf Squadron are in constant contact were their home base and are able to bring their fire-power to the support of ground forces within minutes after receiving a call for help.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAET3FRH84C61YW1YAFS6XGUFZM
    Media URN:
    VLVAET3FRH84C61YW1YAFS6XGUFZM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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