• Short Summary

    RECENT FILM FROM SWEDEN SHOWS J-29 JET FIGHTERS IN SERVICE WITH THE SWEDISH AIR FORCE.?

  • Description

    RECENT FILM FROM SWEDEN SHOWS J-29 JET FIGHTERS IN SERVICE WITH THE SWEDISH AIR FORCE. THEY ARE ONE-SEATERS WITH A 36FT WING SPAN, A MAXIMUM SPEED OF 658 MPH, AND AN OPERATIONAL RANGE OF OVER 1,600 MILES.

    FOUR OF THESE FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, TOGETHER WITH FOUR ETHIOPIAN SABRE JETS AND SIX INDIAN CANBERRA BOMBERS, ARE TO JOIN THE UNITED NATIONS FORCES IN THE CONGO, ACCORDING TO A STATEMENT BY U.N. MILITARY COMMANDER GENERAL McKEOWN.

    SPEAKING TO THE PRESS IN LEOPOLDVILLE, SEPT 23, GENERAL McKEOWN SAID THE 14 JET AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN OFFERED TO THE U.N. FORCES TO PROVIDE AIR COVER IN ANY FUTURE MILITARY OPERATIONS. THE PLANES WILL BE HELD READY OUTSIDE KATANGA, WHERE THE CEASE-FIRE AGREEMENT PROHIBITS ANY REINFORCEMENT OF "WEAPONS, MUNITIONS OR MACHINES".

    IN ELISABETHVILLE, THE SAME DAY, PRESIDENT TSHOMBE CLAIMED THAT 36 RUSSIAN ILYUSHIN AIRCRAFT WERE WAITING AT STANLEYVILLE TO FLY CONGOLESE TROOPS INTO KATANGA. HIS CLAIM WAS PROMPTLY COUNTERED BY AN OFFICIAL UNITED NATIONS DENIAL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF0R6GMU4Y37ND7WXQ2IZMZY7N
    Media URN:
    VLVAF0R6GMU4Y37ND7WXQ2IZMZY7N
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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