• Short Summary

    Britain has unveiled its latest military aircraft, a single-engined two-seater called the Hawk and designed for a double role as a fighter or trainer.

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    GV Hunter aircraft towed to runway
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    SV Photographers
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    SV TILT UP TO Pilot
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    GV 'Plane outside hangars
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    CU PULL BACK TO Tail
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    SV Pilot enters cockpit
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    SV Newsmen on rostrum TILT DOWN TO aircraft
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    Initials BB/2235 RS/AH/BB/2246



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    Background: Britain has unveiled its latest military aircraft, a single-engined two-seater called the Hawk and designed for a double role as a fighter or trainer.

    The Hawk, which has taken five years to build at a cost of GBP 60 million has already completed ground and engine tests and is due to make its first flight in about a week.

    The Hawk, described by its makers, Hawker-Siddeley Aviation, as a rugged, "no frills" model will go straight into production without going through a prototype stage, and will eventually replace three older models for Britain's Royal Air Force as an all-purpose trainer.

    The Hawk is being manufactured at three factories in the United Kingdom and Britain's Royal Air Force has ordered 175 of them, to be delivered by 1980, at a cost of GBP 200 million.

    Hawker-Siddeley hope to find a large export market of up to 3,000 for the 'plane, and they plan to include rockets and cannot for a combat version.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEO4Y9FHCN653GG5SYJRI2LOXI
    Media URN:
    VLVAEO4Y9FHCN653GG5SYJRI2LOXI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/08/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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