• Short Summary

    "Moskito" is a cable-controlled rocket which can be carried and shot by a single man.?

  • Description


    Reel 1


    1.
    Aiming with aiming-unit (aimer without uniform, use only the close up shots)


    2.
    Shooting of the "Moskito"


    3.
    Firing preparations of the "Moskito" and aiming with aiming unit (man in uniform, use these shots)



    Reel 2


    4.
    Long-lense shots "Moskito" reaches the aim (the distance to the aim was 950 m)


    5.
    "Bat" and "Twin-gun" 35 mm


    6.
    Shooting 35 mm single-gun to an aim on the ground


    7.
    Shooting on Kerosene canisters



    Reel 3


    8.
    Close up shots of the "Bat" looking for and finding a flying aim.


    9.
    Fire-commander looking for flying aim


    10.
    Several shots of twin-guns pointing of on the flying aim


    11.
    20 mm "Oerlikon" gun shooting on a ground-aim


    12.
    Ammunition effects at the aim




    Initials



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: "Moskito" is a cable-controlled rocket which can be carried and shot by a single man. It has been specially designed as a portable weapon against tanks. Its range reaches about 5500 feet. The bursting head had about a weight of 8 pounds. The perforating-power of the bursting head reaches 20 inches through blinding steel.

    Fire-controlled radar unit "Bat" be combined with a anti-aircraft twin-gun 35 mm. The radar "Bat" finds its aim, controls the battery of the guns, calculates all the parameters and commands the fire.

    The automatic twin-gun "Oerlikon" type 353 MK has a shooting cadence of 550 shots per gun in a minute. The initial speed of the projectile is 1175 meters per second. The two well known associated factories WERKZEUGMASCHINEN-FABRIK OERLIKON Buehrle & Co. and CONTRAVES AG have developed and constructed the above mentioned weapons themselves, where Contraves AG has done the electronical part and Werkzeugmaschinen-Fabrik Oerlikon, Buhrle & Co. the guns and ammunition. A demonstration of these weapons took place on Wednesday, 14th of October at the ochsenboden near Einsiedeln, Switzerland.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAQFWLPN9S4UMTLDOU2UKZV99Y
    Media URN:
    VLVAAQFWLPN9S4UMTLDOU2UKZV99Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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