• Short Summary

    SEVERAL F-111 FIGHTER BOMBERS WERE DISPATCHED TO SOUTH VIETNAM WEDNESDAY FROM NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE IN NEVADA.

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    REPORTERS OPEN ON CAMERA, PLANE TAX IS ON RUNWAY PILOT PUTS HELMET ON, PILOT SATRAPS HIMSELF IN VARIOUS SHOTS OF TAXIING. FAMILY WAVES GOODBYE, VARIOUS SHOTS OF PLANES TAKING OFF.




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    Background: SEVERAL F-111 FIGHTER BOMBERS WERE DISPATCHED TO SOUTH VIETNAM WEDNESDAY FROM NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE IN NEVADA. THE PLANES ARE SUPPOSED TO GIVE THE AIR FORCE AN ALL-WEATHER CAPABILITY WHICH NOW. WITH THE CURRENT PHANTOM JETS IN USE, IT DOES NOT HAVE. THE LAST TIME TOEEE THE F-111 WAS USED IN VIETNAM WAS IN 1968.

    THEN IT WAS AN EXPERIMENTAL PLANE AND AFTER SEVERAL MISHAPS IT WAS GROUNDED. THE AIR FORCE NOW SAYS THE F-111 IS FULLY OPERATIONAL AND THE NEXT SEVERAL WEEKS SHOULD TELL THE WHOLE STORY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA71USK1CCY59WXT9XM85JK2QVO
    Media URN:
    VLVA71USK1CCY59WXT9XM85JK2QVO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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