• Short Summary

    THE FIRST WEST GERMAN AIR FORCE WING TO BE EQUIPPED WITH THE NEW NATO STANDARD STRIKE FIGHTER, THE FIAT G-91, WAS COMMISSIONED AT ITS BASE IN LEIPHEIM, SOUTHERN GERMANY, MAY 5.

  • Description

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    GV PAN..AIRCRAFT TAXIES IN BRINGING GENERAL LANDON.
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    2.
    GV PAN..FROM WEST GERMAN FLAG TO NATO FLAG.
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    3.
    GTV TROOPS MARCH INTO PARADE GROUND.
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    LV GENERAL LANDON AND GENERAL KAMMHUBER INSPECT TROOPS.
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    GTV GUESTS.
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    LV LANDON (TALLEST OF GROUP), KAMMHUBER, TRAUTLOFT WALK TO DAIS.
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    LV TROOPS MARCH PAST.
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    SV LANDON AND KAMMHUBER.
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    LV TO GV..FOUR FIGHTERS FLY PAST.
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    GV PAN..DITTO.
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    LV PAN..FIGHTERS FLY LOW OVER AERODROME.
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    Background: THE FIRST WEST GERMAN AIR FORCE WING TO BE EQUIPPED WITH THE NEW NATO STANDARD STRIKE FIGHTER, THE FIAT G-91, WAS COMMISSIONED AT ITS BASE IN LEIPHEIM, SOUTHERN GERMANY, MAY 5.

    TAKING THE SALUTE AT THE CEREMONY WAS GENERAL JOSEF KAMMHUBER, INSPECTOR GENERAL OF THE WEST GERMAN AIR FORCE; WITH U.S. GENERAL LANDON, CHIEF OF THE 4TH ALLIED TACTICAL AIR FORCE AND COMMANDER OF THE 17TH U.S. AIR FORCE; AND GENERAL TRAUTLOFT, COMMANDER OF THE WEST GERMAN AIR FORCE'S SOUTHERN AIR DIVISION.

    AFTER THE INSPECTION AND MARCH PAST, THE FIGHTERS FLEW LOW OVER THE FIELD IN A SERIES OF DEMONSTRATION RUNS. THIS UNIT - NO. 53 RECONNAISSANCE WING - CONSISTS OF 36 FIATS G-91 FIGHTERS WHICH ARE DESIGNED IN ITALY, BUILT UNDER LICENCE IN GERMANY AND POWERED BY BRITISH ENGINES. CAPABLE OF 600 M.P.H. AT VERY LOW LEVELS, THE G-91 IS DESIGNED TO FLY UNDERNEATH ENEMY RADAR FIELDS AND AT TOO HIGH A SPEED FOR ANTI-AIRCRAFT BATTERIES. IT IS ALREADY IN SERVICE WITH THE ITALIAN AIR FORCE.

    NATO PLANNING CALLS FOR AN ULTIMATE WEST GERMAN AIR STRENGTH OF 20 SQUADRONS, OF BOTH FIGHTERS AND BOMBERS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABGB1FM4NSABHN7KAJ8YKJ8IIT
    Media URN:
    VLVABGB1FM4NSABHN7KAJ8YKJ8IIT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/05/1962
    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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