• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES ARMY HAS DEVISED A NEW METHOD FOR GETTING GOODS TO INACCESSIBLE AREAS: BY REMOTE-CONTROLLED GLIDER.

  • Description

    1.
    GV TROOPS "FOLDING UP" GLIDER...DISSOLVE TO TV...DITTO
    0.08

    2.
    MV GLIDER PACKED IN CASE
    0.19

    3.
    CU CASE ATTACHED TO CONTAINER
    0.26

    4.
    GV LOADED INTO AIRCRAFT
    0.29

    5.
    CU DITTO
    0.32

    6.
    GV GROUND CONTROLLERS
    0.36

    7.
    CU CRATE EJECTED FROM AIRCRAFT (2 SHOTS)
    0.44

    8.
    GV CRATE FALLING, WINGS UNFOLD
    1.07

    9.
    GV CONTROLLED FROM GROUND
    1.09

    10.
    GV GLIDER LANDING, DISSOLVE TO MV... TROOPS UNPACKING
    1.23



    Initials JT/N/CR/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE UNITED STATES ARMY HAS DEVISED A NEW METHOD FOR GETTING GOODS TO INACCESSIBLE AREAS: BY REMOTE-CONTROLLED GLIDER.KNOWN AS THE "PRECISION AND DROP" GLIDER, IT WAS SUCCESSFULLY TESTED AT YUMA, ARIZONA, ON SUNDAY.

    IT USES A FOLDED WING CONCEPT AND CAN DELIVER LARGE QUANTITIES OF SUPPLIES.ITS WING, FABRICATED OF EXTREMELY LIGHTWEIGHT, FLEXIBLE, PLASTIC-COATED MATERIAL, IS FOLDED INTO A COMPACT PACKAGE SIMILAR TO A PARACHUTE PACK.IT'S THEN ATTACHED TO THE CARGO CONTAINER.

    AS THE CONTAINER IS EJECTED, A STATIC LINE ATTACHED TO THE DROPPING AIRCRAFT BEGINS A SEQUENCE OF OPERATIONS TO DEPLOY THE GLIDER.ONCE THE WINGS HAVE OPENED, A SOLDIER ON THE GROUND TAKES OVER TO DIRECT BY REMOTE CONTROL THE GLIDER AND ITS CONTAINER TO A SUITABLE POSITION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9BTXBFIOYY9P78IXGXTZ63JJ8
    Media URN:
    VLVA9BTXBFIOYY9P78IXGXTZ63JJ8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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