• Short Summary

    At the aeroballistics range at CARDE, the Canadian Armament Research and Development Establishment situated 17 miles north west of the city of Quebec near the village of Val Cartier, Canadian scientists have pioneered a method of launching free flight models from a gun.

  • Description

    At the aeroballistics range at CARDE, the Canadian Armament Research and Development Establishment situated 17 miles north west of the city of Quebec near the village of Val Cartier, Canadian scientists have pioneered a method of launching free flight models from a gun. A cohere to tunnel, 780 feet long and twenty feet square has an aperture at one end through which the missile enters. A sand trap at the far end stops the missile which can then be recovered for examination.

    A mammoth bored gun is mounted outside the tunnel its barrel in line with the slit. A model is mounted in a sabot which flies apart on leaving the missile, releasing the model to fly 'in free flight' into the range. As the missile flies down the range it passes through sheets of paper, and the resulting outs provide an accurate to picture of its flight.

    By this means aircraft models and missiles of many types are being studied in 'free flight'
    It has been announced in some Canadian newspapers that a satellite would be launched from Canada this year.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8XD2PR853NTMMK1I3H7WA2A6V
    Media URN:
    VLVA8XD2PR853NTMMK1I3H7WA2A6V
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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