• Short Summary

    Described as the coming key weapon in Britain's air defences, the Bristol/Ferranti "Bloodhound" surface-to-air guided missile is pictured at the R.

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    Described as the coming key weapon in Britain's air defences, the Bristol/Ferranti "Bloodhound" surface-to-air guided missile is pictured at the R.A.F. station, North Cotes, Lincolnshire, October 29.

    North Cotes, the first of a series of Bloodhound bases to be manned by fighter Command squadrone, has been converted to receive the missiles.

    Tests of the rocket recently took place at the Woomera Rocket Range, Australia.

    After a take off assisted by four booster rockets, which fall away almost immediately, Bloodhound can reach supersonic speed. After gaining speed, until it destroys its target, riot is powered by two ram jets.

    It is automatically "homed on to its target by an electronic device."
    A labour force said to be the largest in Europe is engaged on manufacturing the rocket and its ancillary equipment at four Bristol and two Ferranti factories. It has been developed over the past eight years in competition with the English Electric "Thunderbird".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9F58AZNEGOKH0KRMEWA3M2A1Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA9F58AZNEGOKH0KRMEWA3M2A1Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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