• Short Summary

    The American Air Force Dec 14 began finalizing plans for roving missile bases on train rails that can fire nuclear destruction at a moments notice.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Entrance to missile base
    0.04

    2.
    CU Name 'Boeing' on building
    0.06

    3.
    SV Air force officers look at model
    0.09

    4.
    CU General Schriever
    0.11

    5.
    SV Schriever touches model
    0.14

    6.
    LV Model of train
    0.18

    7.
    TILT UP..missile
    0.25

    8.
    LV Three-stage propellant weapon
    0.28

    9.
    LV DITTO
    0.31

    10.
    BV DITTO
    0.34

    11.
    TV Model of train
    0.38

    12.
    SV Train
    0.40

    13.
    CU Man at controls
    0.44

    14.
    SV Equipment
    0.47

    15.
    CU DITTO
    0.49

    16.
    SV Sleeping quarters
    0.52

    17.
    SV Dining car
    0.55

    18.
    SV Washroom
    0.59

    19.
    CU Name 'Missile Car'
    1.00

    20.
    TILT UP of missile
    1.10

    21.
    GV Missile
    1.15

    22.
    SV Missile train
    1.16



    Initials PC/N/JH/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The American Air Force Dec 14 began finalizing plans for roving missile bases on train rails that can fire nuclear destruction at a moments notice.

    A model of the ocean-spanning "Minuteman" missile was unveiled in Seattle Dec 13, by Lt. Gen Bernard A.Schriever, head of the Air Research and Development Command.

    This mobile intercontinental ballistic missile will roll on its launching train - night and day - over 100,000 miles of commercial railways in the northern half of the United States.

    Special trains carrying 6,300-mile range missiles will be composed of 8 or more carriages, including refreshment cars for a crew of 40 or more. Each train will be equipped with up to five of the 65-foot, solid-fuel missiles.

    The first of some 50 planned mobile missile bases will start running across the country mid-1962.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABXWAH7I52Q7S9RCOZFIZQKLN6
    Media URN:
    VLVABXWAH7I52Q7S9RCOZFIZQKLN6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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