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  • Description

    1.
    SCU Commentator
    7 ft

    2.
    SLV Car
    9 ft

    3.
    TV Same
    13 ft

    4.
    SV Same
    15 ft

    5.
    MV Campbell and Raymond Baxter by car. ZOOM TO SCU Campbell
    43 ft

    6.
    CU Baxter
    44 ft

    7.
    SCU ZOOM TO CU Campbell
    61 ft


    TRANSCRIPT: AUDIO:



    COMMENTATOR said that Campbell's new jet car should break the sound barrier at twice the speed of 'Bluebird', and would be shown to the public at Silverstone. He said it was designed to regain the world land-speed record from the Americans



    BAXTER asked Campbell how far the project had got



    CAMPBELL:- "This is designed to exceed the speed of sound. We've had 2 years on extensive design study to prove whether this goal of the speed of sound is possible or impossible. The result is clearly positive and the speed of sound on land is definitely positive and this is the shape which will be used".



    BAXTER asked him how long and how far it would take to get up to 800mph



    CAMPBELL:- "Approximately 2 miles for 800 mph and a time of 22 seconds".



    BAXTER asked if he could find a site for that



    CAMPBELL:- "Yes, there are alternatives in the world, certainly, and even at worst Lake Eyre in South Australia



    BAXTER asked him what he would use for power



    CAMPBELL:- "It's a rocket engine, well proved but on the secret list (distorted)



    BAXTER asked him when he would make his attempt



    CAMPBELL:- "I don't know whether we ever will. The commercial management is something I'm not prepared to tackle in any circumstances. I'm up to my neck in two of my own commercial projects and I just cant afford the time. If somebody else wants to. take over the commercial headache certainly we will engineer, operate and drive.




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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4DY06J0WL02IK95IM9UCNCQVH
    Media URN:
    VLVA4DY06J0WL02IK95IM9UCNCQVH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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