• Short Summary

    On July 23rd Israeli super-mysteres and Egyptian MIG 17s clashed over the Negev desert in a fierce dogfight.

  • Description


    Footage covers: 1. about 80 feet of stock footage of various shots of Super-Mysteres on the ground and in the air on routine patrol.



    2. some 15 to 20 ft. of the air battle showing the UAR plane hit and smoke emitting.




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    ALL FOOTAGE UNDEVELOPED POSITIVE

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: On July 23rd Israeli super-mysteres and Egyptian MIG 17s clashed over the Negev desert in a fierce dogfight.The Israelis claimed that the MIGs penetrated some 6 to 9 miles into Israeli territory.As they approached, Israeli planes were sent up to intercept them should they enter Israel territory.As they did, the Israeli super-mysteres attacked.The fight raged at 20,000-to 24,000ft.above the Nitzana area.The Israeli version is that one MIG escaped after a complex manoeuvre and the two Israeli planes then concentrated on the second MIG.It was hit in the right wing and a burst of smoke was seen.After five minutes, the fight broke off -- the Israeli planes were ordered by their O.C.not to follow the Egyptians across the frontier.The Israelis say there were two MIGs and two super-mysteres, i.e.two Egyptian and two Israeli planes.

    The Egyptian version is that four Israeli planes tried to enter UAR air space and one was shot down by UAR fighters.

    In response to this, the Israel Air Force held a press briefing and showed the film taken by a wing camera of a Super-Mystere which hit the UAR plane.See attached story from the Jerusalem Post.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA96AXD1WGFP2HLPE3Y9JEIFMM7
    Media URN:
    VLVA96AXD1WGFP2HLPE3Y9JEIFMM7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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