• Short Summary

    New technology is used to measure the velocity of a large artillery piece, United States of America.

  • Description

    United States of America.

    Full titles read: "TIMING THEM ! - Uncle Sam's big guns are tested for velocity by novel device of firing shells through wire screens.

    L/S's of several men loading up large artillery piece with shells. Good L/S's of the gun being fired. M/S's of a military official examining a square shaped screen with broken wires, that was placed in from of the artillery piece before it was fired. He tells us that to make the gun more accurate it is important to measure the velocity of the weapon. When the wires are broken by the shell then a message is sent back to a machine which can calculate the velocity. Very good footage of the triple barrelled gun being fired into the screen.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1054.01
    Media URN:
    37205
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:29:00 / 01:01:52:00
    Canister:
    PT 114

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