• Short Summary

    Latest British guided antitank missile can fire round corners.

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    SV. The inventor of the latest British guided antitank missile Vigilant, Mr Howard Surtees carrying one of the missiles. He places it down and starts of undo the rear of the casing. CU. Mr Surtees taking coil of wire from the casing which enables the operator to fire the rocket at some distance. SCU. The rocket. SV. Mr John Clemow taking the rocket from the casing. SCU. The rocket, pan down to where a wire leads from the casing. SV. Mr Surtees explaining the rocket to Mr Clemow, & CU. CU. Mr Clemow. SCU. Mr. Surtees hand operating the flaps which enable the rocket to change directions. CU. Mr Surtees. SV. Two infantry men with the rocket on their backs. SV. A paratrooper with the rocket pack.

    Animation shots showing soldier lying away from the rocket as he fires the rocket hits the tank. Three soldiers lying on ground away from rockets. First fires his rocket, it hits tank. The second fires, it hits tank. The third fires it hits tank. A helicopter hovering. A rocket is fired from the helicopter, it hits the tank.

    GV. Four rockets lined up ready for launching. SV. The operator fires one of the rockets. GV. The rocket is launched, camera follows its flight, it hits the tank. SV. The rocket platforms. One is fired, camera follows its flight. CU. Operator altering its course. LV. The rocket approaching tank, it explodes.

    (Orig. Neg.)

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:35:00 / 01:20:03:00

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