• Short Summary

    ROYAL FLUSH VIII, NATO'S LARGEST AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE COMPETITION, SPONSORED BY THE NATO COMMAND OF ALLIED AIR FORCES CENTRAL EUROPE, IS ON FOR FIVE DAYS AT THE R.

  • Description

    1.
    GV AIRCRAFT ON TARMAC
    0.04

    2.
    LV VOODOO F101 TAKES OFF
    0.12

    3.
    SV TWO OFFICERS
    0.15

    4.
    LV RAF HUNTER LANDS
    0.18

    5.
    SV SIGNALLER
    0.20

    6.
    SV HUNTER
    0.23

    7.
    SCU PILOT
    0.25

    8.
    LV HUNTER'S NOSE CONE REMOVED, FILM RUSHED TO DARK ROOM
    0.35

    9.
    SV NORWEGIAN CREW LOOK ON
    0.39

    10.
    SV GERMAN PLANE LANDS
    0.44

    11.
    SV SIGNALLER
    0.46

    12.
    SCU PILOT
    0.47

    13.
    SV FILM REMOVED, RUSHED TO DARK ROOM
    0.54

    14.
    CU SIGN ON DARK ROOM
    0.56

    15.
    SV DANISH JET LANDS
    1.05

    16.
    CU PILOT
    1.07

    17.
    LV FILM REMOVED FROM PLANE, RUSHED TO DARK ROOM
    1.12

    18.
    SV BELGIUM JET LANDS
    1.21

    19.
    LV OFFICERS LOOK ON
    1.23

    20.
    LV FILM REMOVED FROM BELGIUM JET, RUSHED TO DARK ROOM
    1.29

    21.
    SV GROUP OF NATO OFFICERS LOOK AT PHOTOGRAPHS
    1.33

    22.
    GV PAN DOWN PLANES
    1.43



    Initials JRG/V/WH/EEH AA/V/WH/EEH



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    Background: ROYAL FLUSH VIII, NATO'S LARGEST AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE COMPETITION, SPONSORED BY THE NATO COMMAND OF ALLIED AIR FORCES CENTRAL EUROPE, IS ON FOR FIVE DAYS AT THE R.A.F.STATION, WILDENRATH, GERMANY.

    THE CONTEST IS DESIGNED TO TEST THE RECONNAISSANCE CAPABILITIES OF THE ALLIED TACTICAL AIR FORCES BASED IN GERMANY.THE AIRCRAFT ARE PHOTOGRAPHING TARGETS IN VARIOUS PARTS OF WESTERN EUROPE.

    SIX NATIONS ARE COMPETING FOR THE GRUENTHER TROPHY, WITH PLANES FROM THE RAF, BELGIAN AND DANISH AIR FORCES OPPOSING THE UNITED STATES, WEST GERMAN AND NORWEGIAN AIR FORCES.

    A PLANE FLYING LOW AT 500 MPH (800 KMS) CAN BRING BACK PHOTOGRAPHS SO CLEAR THAT RIVETS ON A AIRCRAFT WING CAN BE COUNTED.A JET SIX MILES UP (OVER 9 KMS) CAN SUPPLY PICTURES IN WHICH TELEPHONE WIRES CAN BE SEEN, AND NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHS CAN SHOW FOOTPRINTS ON THE GROUND.

    AMONG THE AIRCRAFT COMPETING ARE THE AMERICAN VOODOO F 101, THE R.A.F.HUNTER AND THE BELGIAN, NORWEGIAN AND WEST GERMAN RF 84F.AS SOON AS THE PLANES LAND IN A RACE AGAINST THE CLOCK, AIRMEN OF THE MOBILE PHOTOGRAPHIC UNITS DETACH THE NOSE CONES WHERE NECESSARY AND RUSH THE FILM MAGAZINES TO THE WAITING DARK ROOM STAFF.TWO MINUTES AFTER LANDING THE PILOTS ARE SELECTING THE BEST NEGATIVES.TEAMS ARE TIMED FROM WHEN THE AIRCRAFT ENGINE STOPS UNTIL THE FINISHED PICTURES ARE EXAMINED BY INTERPRETERS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF02U8RR4MIBV91H06UBTJALKC
    Media URN:
    VLVAF02U8RR4MIBV91H06UBTJALKC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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