• Short Summary

    A SPRINT ANTI-BALLISTIC MISSILE SUCCESSFULLY INTERCEPTED AN IBM TARGET NOSE CONE NEAR THE KWANJAEIN ATOLL ON MARCH 16TH.

  • Description


    AERIAL VIEW OF ISLAND WITH RADAR STATION, INTERIORS RADAR BUILDING. MEN AT SCOPES, ETC-AERIAL VIEWS ISLAND LAUNCH SITE PAD AND CELLS - GROUND SHOTS ON ISLAND SHOWING MISSILE BEING LOADED, TRANSPORTED AND LOWERED INTO LAUNCH CELL - 7 FEET SHOWING LAUNCH AND FLIGHT OF SPRINT, ELECTRONIC DISPLAY SCREEN SHOWING VERY GOOD DETAIL FLIGHT PATHS OF PRINT AND IBM TARGET. INTERCEPT POINT.




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    Background: A SPRINT ANTI-BALLISTIC MISSILE SUCCESSFULLY INTERCEPTED AN IBM TARGET NOSE CONE NEAR THE KWANJAEIN ATOLL ON MARCH 16TH. IT WAS THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL INTERCEPT BY A REMOTELY LAUNCHED AND GUIDED SPRINT MISSILE AGAINST AN IBM MISSILE LAUNCHED FORM THE U.S. MAINLAND. (ED NOTE-PREVIOUS STORIES OF THIS KIND HAVE BEEN SENT. HOWEVER THIS IS THE FIRST ONE IN COLOUR AND OVERALL THE FIRST ONE TO HAVE SO MANY PICTURE DETAILS. PREVIOUS LAUNCHED WERE CONDUCTED FROM SAME SITE CONTAINING GUIDANCE RADAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1POQNELPQGPN4RVZ3UFS1E1GG
    Media URN:
    VLVA1POQNELPQGPN4RVZ3UFS1E1GG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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