• Short Summary

    REVOLUTIONARY IDEAS HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED IN THE LOCKHEED AIRCRAFT CORPORATION'S PROPOSED SUPERSONIC AIRLINER. AS THE?

  • Description

    1.
    CU MODEL OF SUPERSONIC AIRLINER WITH NOSE DIPPING.
    0.11

    2.
    SCU NOSE RISING ON MODEL.
    0.24

    3.
    GV MODEL (2 ANGLES).
    0.32

    4.
    MV MEN IN COCKPIT MOCK-UP.
    0.39

    5.
    MV ENGINEER AT PANEL.
    0.43

    6.
    MV ANOTHER MAN WORKING ON MOCK-UP.
    0.47

    7.
    GV STEWARDESSES IN PASSENGER CABIN.
    0.54

    8.
    MV MEN IN CABIN LOOK AT DRAWING OF PLANE.
    0.57

    9.
    CU DRAWING OF AIRLINER.
    1.01



    Initials JT/HANDOUT/JF/KN



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    Background: REVOLUTIONARY IDEAS HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED IN THE LOCKHEED AIRCRAFT CORPORATION'S PROPOSED SUPERSONIC AIRLINER. AS THE MODEL SHOWS, THE JET'S NEEDLE NOSE DROPS FOR LANDING AND TAKE-OFF TO GIVE AN EXPANDED FIELD OF VISION.

    LOCKHEED'S IS ONE OF THE THREE ENTRIES IN THE U.S. "COMPETITION" FOR GOVERNMENT AID FOR DEVELOPMENT OF AN AIRLINER TO RIVAL THE ANGLO-FRENCH CONCORD MODEL.

    THE NOSE ON THE LOCKHEED DESIGN LOWERS 15 DEGREES FOR LANDING AND TEN DEGREES FOR TAKE-OFF. KNOWN AS THE "WEATHER-VISION" NOSE, IT TAKES ITS NAME FROM THE EXCELLENT VISION ALLOWED DURING ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

    FILM ALSO SHOWS A MOCK-UP OF THE COCKPIT AND PASSENGER COMPARTMENTS, FEATURING SPECIAL DESIGNS AND EQUIPMENT TO MATCH THE LATEST KIN COMMERCIAL AVIATION.

    THE 2,000 MILES (3200 KMS) AN HOUR AIRCRAFT, CLAIMED TO BE THE FASTEST OF THE THREE ENTRIES, ALSO HAS A DOUBLE-DELTA OR DOUBLE-TRIANGLE -- WING, WHICH LESSENS THE STRAIN AND DOES AWAY WITH COMPLICATED FLAP-OPERATING MECHANISM.

    IT HAS BEEN DESIGNED TO CARRY UP TO 218 PASSENGERS AND USE EXISTING RUNWAYS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3EAHJVIMCW3SGF68Q3UNBQ4WV
    Media URN:
    VLVA3EAHJVIMCW3SGF68Q3UNBQ4WV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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