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    MINISTER OF STATE FOR TECHNOLOGY, JOSEPH MALLALIEU, VISITED THE HAWKER SIDDELEY AVIATION PLANT AT KINGSTON NEAR LONDON TODAY (THURSDAY) TO INSPECT PRODUCTION OF BRITAIN'S V/STOL STRIKE AIRCRAFT, THE HARRIER AND TO WATCH A DEMONSTRATION FLIGHT.

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    FACTORY AT KINGSTON; AIRCRAFT IN PRODUCTION; MR. MALLALIEU LOOKS AT AIRCRAFT AND SITS IN COCKPIT; HARRIER DOES VERTICAL TAKE-OFF; HARRIER FLY PAST; HARRIER LANDS.




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    Background: MINISTER OF STATE FOR TECHNOLOGY, JOSEPH MALLALIEU, VISITED THE HAWKER SIDDELEY AVIATION PLANT AT KINGSTON NEAR LONDON TODAY (THURSDAY) TO INSPECT PRODUCTION OF BRITAIN'S V/STOL STRIKE AIRCRAFT, THE HARRIER AND TO WATCH A DEMONSTRATION FLIGHT.

    THE HARRIER, A DEVELOPMENT OF THE HAWKER P1127 WHICH FIRST FLEW OVER 9 YEARS AGO, IS SUITABLE FOR A AIR FORCES, NAVIES, ARMIES AND MARINES, AND COULD EARN GBP750 MILLION STERLING IN OVERSEAS SALES THE MAKERS CLAIMED TODAY.

    SO FAR EIGHT NAVIES AND FIFTEEN AIR FORCES HAVE SHOWN INTEREST IN THE VERTICAL-TAKE OFF JET FIGHTER. IT COMES INTO SERVICE WITH THE BRITISH AIR FORCE IN APRIL.

    THE HARRIER'S CHIEF DESIGNER, MR. JOHN FOZARD, ESTIMATED THAT OTHER WESTERN COUNTRIES WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO PRODUCE A SIMILAR AIRCRAFT FOR 4 TO 6 YEARS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA15VUOAP8HE6JP1SCS5D4AMX4E
    Media URN:
    VLVA15VUOAP8HE6JP1SCS5D4AMX4E
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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  1. jcaines says

    My father worked in the Kingston factory for many years, he was in the experimental department, he loved what he did and did several trips to McDonald Douglas in St Louis, he took my brothers and I to Dunsfold every chance he could, I was watching Harrier Strike and Survive film and was shocked that 19-1/2 mins into the movie it showed my father in the cockpit of a Harrier in the Kingston factory, if there is other footage of the Kingston factory, please let me know, thanks so much, John Caines

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