• Short Summary

    Brazil has taken delivery of the first three of 42 Northrop F - 5 Tiger supersonic fighter-bombers from the United States in an 84-million-dollar (GBP35 million sterling) contract completed last year.

  • Description

    1.
    GV F-5 jets on tarmac surrounded by military
    0.16

    2.
    SV cockpits
    0.19

    3.
    GV & SV newsmen inspecting aircraft (2 shots)
    0.38

    4.
    CU cameraman
    0.42

    5.
    GV three jets taxiing along runway
    0.51

    6.
    SV camera unit
    0.56

    7.
    LV jet about to take off as crowd looks on (2 shots)
    1.02

    8.
    GV jets airborne
    1.10



    Initials NG/1814



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Brazil has taken delivery of the first three of 42 Northrop F - 5 Tiger supersonic fighter-bombers from the United States in an 84-million-dollar (GBP35 million sterling) contract completed last year.

    The F-5-which surpasses 1,180 miles (1,900 kilometres) an hour and is armed with cannon, missiles and a ton and a half of bombs -- is destined to become the mainstay of Brazil's rebuilt air force. Two F-5 squadrons will be based near Rio de Janeiro and another near Porto Alegre in the south.

    The Brazilian Government also is negotiating a deal with the plane's U.S. manufacturer, Northrop, to establish a subsidiary in Brazil by 1980 to produce F-5s and complementary equipment.

    Brazil -- which already has the largest military budget in Latin America -- has said the extensive modernisation of its air force, which also has acquired 16 March-2 Mirage 111 jet fighters from France, is aimed at solidifying its position as an important emerging military power.

    The first three F-5s arrived at Rio de Janeiro's Galeao Air Force Base on Wednesday (12 March). They were two-seat trainer versions of the plane flown from the United States by Brazilian pilots who in turn will use them to train other Brazilian personnel. Of the 42 F-5s ordered, six will be trainers and the others combat models.

    The F-5 is now used by more than 20 countries, having proved its high effectiveness in Vietnam as a light, tough, highly manoeuvrable short-range fighter-bomber.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAKEZ69LQLT1OJIG4PYR5XMRC3
    Media URN:
    VLVAKEZ69LQLT1OJIG4PYR5XMRC3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/03/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment