• Short Summary

    The United States Air Force has unveiled a new aircraft which may, in the future, be the front line of defence for North America.

  • Description

    1.
    GTV Aeroplanes in hangar
    0.06

    2.
    GV & SV Press and military officers listening to information about aircraft (3 shots)
    0.16

    3.
    GTV Aircraft showing a 30ft rotodome on top of the aircraft (3 shots)
    0.30

    4.
    SV Officials
    0.34

    5.
    SV & CU Rotodome
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    6.
    SV & GV Officials and press looking at aircraft (4 shots)
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    Initials ES. 1440 ES. 1455



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The United States Air Force has unveiled a new aircraft which may, in the future, be the front line of defence for North America.

    The basic aircraft is a large 707, rather like a commercial jet airliner, with the noticeable modification of a 30-foot (9-aircraft) rotodome mounted above the fuselage. This carries new, long-range radar able to detect and track aircraft -- an early warning system. The aircraft will also carry the greatest concentration of high-powered communications equipment and the largest computer ever put into the air, so that it will serve as a flying command and control post.

    The Boeing Company in Seattle, Washington, built the aircraft and showed it to newsmen for the first time earlier this week (1 February). This film was made available to Visnews through the National Broadcasting Company of America.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2ZJVA3FBQGMM5WLNBGKCLH9OT
    Media URN:
    VLVA2ZJVA3FBQGMM5WLNBGKCLH9OT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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