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.
G.V. Aeroballistics range at C.A.R.D.E.
L.S Pan Press group at aeroballistic range.
M.S. Dr. Gerald Bull shows model to press group.
M.L.S. Gun, pan the press group.
M.S. Army officer with technician.
C.S. Army officer places model in sabot, hands it to operator who places sabot into breach. (Sabot is necessary to make whole projectile conform to cylindrical gun barrel shape. Sabot files off just inside tunnel)
M.S. Technicians finish loading gun.
M.S. Officer and technicians leave firing area, check to see if range is clear.
M.L.S. Firing range.
M.S. Officer returns from checking area.
M.C.S. Officer gives firing order.
M.C.S. Gun is fired.
M.S. Officer and group in tunnel.
C.S. Officer checks outs made by missile n paper screen.
M.L.S. Group walking to end of 780-ft. tunnel.
M.S. Group arrives at sand trap at end of tunnel, technician digs in sand for the missile
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Background: 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.