• Short Summary

    The Royal Air Force try out their new Bloodhound anti-aircraft missiles.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "North Coates. RAF Get 'Bloodhound' Missiles".

    North Coates, Lincolnshire.

    LV Bloodhound anti-aircraft missile being taken from trolley onto launcher.

    SV R.A.F. (Royal Air Force) Technician attending to missile.

    LV Missile being raised on launching ramp into firing position as trolley is wheeled away. SV Pan, missile going up into firing position. SV Technician pushing pin into launcher mechanism to lock it in firing position. GV Bloodhound missiles in firing position on launching pad.

    LV Early warning radar in operation. SV Target illuminating radar on mobile truck turning, in background. Bloodhound missiles also turning in synch with radar as target is followed. SV Radar in operation. LV Bloodhound missiles swivelling round on launching pad. GV Missiles swivelling round in synch with radar in foreground.

    LV Pan shot, Bloodhound missile being fired (at Woomera, Australia), pan as it travels upwards in flight, booster rockets fall away and the missile heads towards its target.

    GV Missile bearing down on target plane, hits it and completely demolishes it in the air.

    (Neg. & Library material)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:04:00 / 01:49:16:00

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