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(Studio) American war planes fly 360 strikes against North Vietnam. Laser-guided smart bombs knock out railroad bridge near Chinese border.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Danang, South Vietnam) To most United States Air Force pilots in Vietnam, bombs were considered semi- accurate weapons. Now F-4 phantoms carry smart bombs over N and South Vietnam. They are 2 or 3000 pounds of lethal explosives that can be delivered with uncanny precision, on any target, from higher altitudes. Bombs shown in use over enemy-infested A Shau Valley, South Vietnam. Bombs, guided to target by laser beam, hit with devastating effect. Cuts high risk of staying over target too long, enables higher altitudes.
REPORTER: Jim Bennett ; Cameraman: Dennis Cameron
- Bennett, Jim;
- Smith, Howard K.
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