• Short Summary

    THE U.S.AUTHORITIES ARE TO PROVIDE SOUTH VIETNAM WITH NEWER TYPES OF HELICOPTERS TO REPLACE OLDER?

  • Description

    1.
    LS HELICOPTERS H-21 IN SAIGON MILITARY AIRPORT.
    2 1/2 ft

    2.
    MS DITTO.
    5 ft

    3.
    MS MEN CHECKING.
    7 1/2 ft

    4.
    MS NAME.
    10 1/2 ft

    5.
    CU MAN WORKING.
    10 1/2 ft

    6.
    MS NEWSMEN AND OFFICERS LOOKING.
    12 1/2 ft

    7.
    MS DITTO.
    14 1/2 ft

    8.
    CU OFFICERS.
    16 ft

    9.
    MS NEWSMEN.
    17 ft

    10.
    MS OFFICER TO ANOTHER
    21 ft

    11.
    MLS GROUD AND HELICOPTER (3 SHOTS).
    27 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE U.S.AUTHORITIES ARE TO PROVIDE SOUTH VIETNAM WITH NEWER TYPES OF HELICOPTERS TO REPLACE OLDER MODELS.

    AT SAIGON MILITARY AIRPORT NEWSMEN SAW THE OLDER H-21 TYPES WHICH ARE WORLD WAR II VINTAGE AND WHICH TYPE ACCOUNTED FOR NEARLY 90 PER CENT OF HELICOPTERS THAT CRASHED IN SERVICE.

    SOUTH VIETNAM WAS GIVEN LAST YEAR 40 OF THE H-21 HELICOPTERS AND 70 OF H-34 HELICOPTERS TO BE MANNED BY TWO SQUADRONS OF U.S.MARINES.

    H-21 HELICOPTERS ARE NOW TO BE REPLACED BY H-34'S, THOUGH SOME OF THEM ARE STILL BEING USED, BUT ONLY IN AN EMERGENCY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9T8IDAPSJKNOBG1HWE4V5UBSK
    Media URN:
    VLVA9T8IDAPSJKNOBG1HWE4V5UBSK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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