• Short Summary

    Testing of new army vehicle 'Saladin' - "designed to be the principal reconnaissance vehicle of the BA".

  • Description

    Chobham, Surrey.

    Medium panning shot of a moving vehicle which looks like a tank. Interesting thing is that it has proper tyres (three pairs). Vehicle stops in front of an officer standing in the middle of the road. M/S of a man climbing down the vehicle. Two officers salute.

    This is steel vehicle "Saladin", armoured car designed to be the principal reconnaissance vehicle of the British Army. It is in the Army's Fighting Vehicle Research and Development Establishment at Chobham, Surrey, that the vehicle was created. Voiceover talks about its characteristics.

    Several M/S and C/U shots demonstrating vehicle's capacity and characteristics. M/S of the armoured car moving. Its top is opened and one of the crew is observing the terrain. Vehicle arrives at polygon where it is tested in front of the camera. "Saladin" drives across the line of humps, across icy terrain, drives upwards etc. The two men who saluted to each other previously are now monitoring the vehicle being tested.

    Vehicle manages to overcome all the obstacles. The two men climb up and drive off.

    Note: Mute neg for this story is missing.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    87.18
    Media URN:
    1407
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:41:00 / 01:46:23:00
    Canister:
    CP 223

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