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Aircraft Race / United States vs. Russia #2425

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 07, 1969
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(Studio) United States may be ahead w/ space race, but Russians ahead w/ conventional aircraft. Science Editor Jules Bergman comments.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Russia secretly testing world's largest helicopter, 8 times size of largest United States chopper. Weighs 150 tons and can carry 250 passengers. Carries 80 tons cargo, rivaling United States C-5 jet. Uses jet power. Goals seem to be building troop and cargo lifter and passenger mover to alleviate airport congestion. United States aerospace firms have proposed 125-passenger commuting machine, but lack okay. Russia flew 1st supersonic jet last week USSR has developed 3 fighter planes which outdo United States ones.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

Bergman, Jules;
Reynolds, Frank

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