• Short Summary

    This may be the rifle range of the future for the Canadian army. In these?

  • Description


    MLS SOLDIERS BEHIND POSTS
    1 1/2 ft


    MS SOLDIER FIRING RIFLE KNEELING POSITION
    3 ft


    MCU TO LS SOLDIER FIRING AT TARGET....(FROM BEHIND SOLDIER)
    4 1/2 ft


    MCU SOLDIER FIRING...KNEELING POSITION
    6 1/2 ft


    MCU TO LS SOLDIER FIRING AT TARGET IN BACKGROUND...PRONE POS.
    7 1/2 ft


    MCU TARGET SHOT DOWN
    9 ft


    MS PAN ACROSS WATCHING OFFICERS
    10 1/2 ft


    MCU SOLDIER FIRING KNEELING POSITION
    13 ft


    SOLDIER FIRING FOREGROUND.. TARGET BACKGROUND...SITTING POSITION
    15 1/2 ft


    CU SOLDIER OPERATING CONTROLS FOR POP-UP TARGETS
    16 1/2 ft


    CU SOLDIER OPERATING CONTROLS FOR POP-UP TARGETS...HAND PRESSES BUTTON
    17 1/2 ft


    CU TARGET RISES
    19 ft


    MS SOLDIER FIRING..TARGET BACKGROUND...STANDING POSITION
    20 1/2 ft


    MLS PAN ACROSS WATCHING OFFICERS
    22 1/2 ft


    MCU GAME
    24


    MS SOLDIER IN GANDRAGGED SHOOTING AREA
    25 1/2 ft


    MCU TARGET DROPS AND RISES
    27 1/2 ft


    MS SOLDIER WORKING ON RIFLE
    2 1/2 ft


    MS OFFICERS WATCHING
    30 1/2 ft


    MCU SOLDIER FIRES TWICE
    33 1/2 ft


    TARGET DROPS AND RISES
    36 ft



    Initials EB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: This may be the rifle range of the future for the Canadian army. In these demonstrations at Camp Borden, Ontario a new system of marksmanship is introduced. It's called "Trainfire" and instead of the conventional bullseyes and butts it makes use of pop-up fibreboard targets in a natural terrain.......

    One soldier operates the targets by push-button. It eliminates regulation-size targets, concrete butts and butt parties and hours of waiting on the firing lines. The new system will soon be introduced in camps at Calgary, Petawawa, Ontario and Valcartier, Quebec..... Senior infantry officers who watched this initial demonstration were visibly impressed... One said: "It's so simple, we're embarrassed."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA41EHSMTOKWN5JZ46SNBGS3XZ4
    Media URN:
    VLVA41EHSMTOKWN5JZ46SNBGS3XZ4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/01/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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