• Short Summary

    British scientists test out a new supersonic rocket.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Air Chiefs Battle 'Unseen' Enemy".

    Cornwall. Demonstration of supersonic rocket robots.

    SV Head of view of supersonic rocket in wind of tunnel. CU Rocket suspended in wind tunnel. CU Pilot and another man. CU Dust covers being removed from stabilising fin and Elevator. CU Elevator working.

    SV Pilot entering Mosquito plane. SV Two men, loading up Mosquito with rocket. CU Pilot enters hatchway. CU Propellors being started on Mosquito. SV People looking on. LV Towards pan of Mosquito airborne.

    SV Radar detector revolving. SV Radar operators in civvies. CU Radar detector.

    LV Towards Mosquito flies overhead showing rocket.

    CU Radar op. watching dial. CU Another radar op. CU Meters.

    LV Towards Mosquito in flight. CU Hand pressing rocket drop switch Shot from belly of aircraft. Rocket drops to earth. Power units of rocket ignite and leave exhaust wake.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1411.07
    Media URN:
    45932
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1949
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:09:00 / 01:12:29:00
    Canister:
    49/31

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