European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Oct 8 1967, Page 7

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - October 8, 1967, Darmstadt, HesseSunday october 8, 1967 the stars and stripes Paga 7 Armor battalion at it. Riley gets shillelagh missile on target the shillelagh is fired from the general Sheridan assault vehicle. Army it. Riley Kan. Special a . Army Armor battalion Here has been issued the shillelagh missile the first . Guided missile to be fired froma gun. Shillelagh a fully guided Tacti Cal antitank missile system is mounted As Standard armament on the army s new m551 Gen eral Sheridan armoured recon Naissance airborne assault be system was put into serv ice first with the 1st battalion,63rd Armor at it. Riley which is serving As one of the combat Crew training centers for the Sheridan shillelagh battalion also was the first to be equipped with the tac gets newest phantom Washington is the tactical air come has accepted its first production f4e fighter for testing. This newest Model of the f4phantom series has air to air capability provided by a Multi barrel Cannon in its nose new Model engines with increase thrust and miniaturized solid state fire control is the fourth in the Phan Tom series to go into service an will augment the f4c, f4d and rf4c presently in use wit about 40 air Force squadrons throughout the f4e is equipped with an internally mounted 20-mm Ling gun with a variable firing rate ranging from 4,000 to 6,000rounds a minute. The internal gun will increase combat effectiveness for both air to air and air to ground missions. The ear Lier Model f4cs and f4ds car ried 20-Rnm gun pods addition to the Cannon the f4e contains a miniaturized an-Apq-120 solid state fire control system which is lighter occupies less space than previous f4 fire control systems and give the f4e improved reliability. The new air plane is equipped with two new Model j79-ge17 engines. Each one produces17,900 pounds of thrust giving it additional acceleration at super sonic speeds and operating with reduced fuel consumption a cruise speeds. Radius of action is increased by the addition of another fuselage fuel cell. Sydney approved for or travel Washington is the military assistance come in Vietnam has added Sydney Australia to its list of cities open for the rest and recreation ofus. Servicemen in Vietnam and expects to have a second recenter going in Brisbane Australia about Jan. 1, the army announced. Besides Australia or can be taken at Kuala Bumpur Hawaii Hong Kong Singapore Penang Tokyo Bangkok Oki Nawa and Taipei. Scientists charter Depths old sub maps Ocean san Francisco up . Navy submarine once famed for its fighting prowess has found a new role As a non combatant with the Arche fish a Fleet Type submarine of world War ii Vin Tage now taxis scientists around the world to investigate an charter the Ocean Depths. She is the Only oceanographic research submarine in the Navy and the Only one with an Al Bachelor Crew. Her Captain it. Cmdr. Johnp. Woods of Columbus Ohio said his Crew of six officers and65 men reach Home part about once a year. Wives like to see their husbands a Little More often than that graduate. Said the Annapolis the Arche fish now unarmed was once a Scourge of the Jap anese Imperial Fleet. The High Light of her wartime career came in 1944 when she Sank the Carrier Shinano outside Tokyo Bay. The1 enemy ship was the largest Craft Ever built until the United states constructed the Forrestal class aircraft carrier10 years later. The 1,807-ton Arche fish was put in Mothballs called Back briefly for the korean conflict and then put in Mothballs again until 1958 when it was outfitted for operation sea scan. It has been scanning the sea eve since. The 36-year-old skipper who was taking the Craft to its new Home port of san Diego said the Arche fish s voyages can last As Long As three months an sail As far As 5,000 Miles in a month. The sub formerly based a Pearl Harbor gathers information on Little known Waters an sends the data Back to the Navy s oceanographic office were it is used in making or up dating said the sub once explored Waters off Australia Thath adn t been charted since 1790." the scientists aboard the Boatman about $500,000 Worth of equipment to measure currents temperatures and the surface of the Bottom of the Ocean. Wood said the Arche fish sonar is also used in gathering information. A sonar profile is made of the sea floor and sent Back to Washington. New information about the Ocean Bottom is always being sought. At a recent convention of oceanographic engineers Here Lack of adequate charts of the Ocean Depths was a frequent criticism. One Engineer said twas the main thing holding Back construction of experimental undersea living quarters. General Sheridan vehicle earlier this year. The 1st in is part of the 1st inf div and remained in the United states when the division went to Vietnam. Units of the battalion already have test fired the shillelagh at Riley. They also have been con ducting training with the assault vehicle including an amphibious tactical exercise. Shillelagh highly accurate against stationary or moving targets is guided along the gun Ner s line of sight to the target by an automatic command sys tem mounted on the launching vehicle. The system s 152-mm.gun-launcher can fire either mis Siles or conventional ammunition. The shillelagh system is i mass production by Aero Nutron in division of Philco Ford the . Army missile Plant at Lawndale Calif. In addition to being Standar armament on the general Sheri Dan the missile is being adapted to the army s m60a1e1 Battle tank and will also be Standardo the joint .-Federal Republic of Germany main Battle tank. Army air role discussion Washington is the Progress of army aviation in the . And in All the other coun tries of the free world will be one of the principal subjects of discussion when the ninth annual meeting of the army aviation association of America takes place Here oct. 11-13. Stateside service open wide the 67-foot Forward fuse Lage Section of this new air Force c5a Galaxy Jet transport with what looks like wide open Mouth is being towed to where it will be joined by another 90-foot Section the aft fuselage. The open space for the giant Yawn is where the visor nose will be attached to the 728,000-Pouudtransport plane. The plane is being built at Lockheed Georgia company Marietta ga., under the direction of the air Force systems come. It will Fly military air lift come intercontinental routes begin Ning in 1969. Following Roll out in february 1968, first flight will follow in june

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