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  • Short Summary

    Various shots of Thor missiles being delivered to hanger in England.

  • Description

    Pinewood Stock Can material.

    Various shots of Thor nuclear missile being transported on back of very large lorry. It is covered over. Shots of the missile being uncovered on its arrival at its base. MS of RAF and American air force officers at base. They inspect the missile, painted in Royal Air Force colours. The missile is stored without a warhead. VS of Air Force Military Police patrolling with guard dogs. LS of missile hanger. Shots of missile being moved. VS of gas tanks - Nitrogen - used by missile. More shots of the missile on the move. VS of RAF and USAF personnel overseeing project. VS of hanger. Missile is moved into hanger. VS of mobile launch pad.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3397.05
    Media URN:
    92504
    Group:
    Pinewood stock cans
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1950 - 1959
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:39:00 / 01:31:20:00
    Canister:
    PSC 35 B

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The location for this clip is RAF Feltwell in Norfolk.

    The current date range for this clip of 1950-59 can be reduced somewhat - Thor missiles were first introduced to Great Britain in 1958, and all had been deactivated by the end of 1963. Therefore a new date range of 1958-63 is safe.

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