• Short Summary

    Footage of of new antitank weapon being tested. Warminster, Wiltshire.

  • Description

    Look out all tanks. Warminster, Wiltshire.

    L/S men on firing range with tanks in the background. M/S the men with officer looking through field glasses he turns to the rocket firer who picks up his sights. C/U the solider looking through the sight. L/S two of the vigilant rockets on the ground one is fired at 66 camera pans with it and it hits a tank far in the distance. M/S soldier running with one of the rocket and he stops and starts to prepare it for firing.

    L/S tank. M/S the soldier preparing the rocket. C/U the rocket in its housing M/S the soldier making sure that the cable is secure to the firing apparatus. C/U The soldier with firing apparatus he looks through the sights. M/S the rocket it is fired. L/S tank a rocket comes into picture. L/S tank a rocket comes into picture it hits the tank, which comes to at stop. L/S two rockets ready for firing. M/S one is fired, camera pans with it and it hits the tank.

    Cataloguer's note: According to paperwork the weapon is known as the Vickers Vigilant antitank guided missile.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:48:00 / 01:32:00:00

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