Various shots of the new automatic targeting installed on USAF Interceptor jets.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
American Newsreel item. Title reads: "New Jet 'Brain' Takes Over For Pilot"
United States of America / USA
Air to air, two United States Air Force / USAF interceptor planes in flight. CU Nose of plane. CU "Electronic brain" (looks like flight control panel in cockpit). Air to air, CU plane in flight. CU Pilot in cockpit. CU Graphics demonstrating performance of brain, indicating position of attacking aircraft. CU Pilot. CU Pilot's hand locking "brain" on to target. CU Reaction on cathotube (it appears as a moving cross, then a dot within a circle). Air to air, plane in flight firing rocket automatically. CU Cathode reading indicating target has been hit. Air to air: fighter flying through cloud.
Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 10/10/1955. American commentary.