Item showing two new wind tunnels in Warton, Lancashire.
Unissued / Unused material.
Two new wind tunnels opened. Warton, Lancashire.
Exterior shots of the English Electric buildings at Warton which house the new high speed wind tunnel. MS air ducts. CU of the main air entry to the wind tunnel.
MS man assembling model of an aircraft. MS man operating the wind tunnel. CU of the model aircraft under test in the tunnel which is recreating speeds of 4,500 mph.
CU man removing huge steel door so allowing access to the tunnel. CU sign 'Danger Area - Keep Clear When Siren Sounds'. CU man at wind tunnel control panel, he is taking readings from dials and noting them down in book.
MS model under test in the tunnel, the flow of air can be seen, Various shots men taking readings from a series of graphs which are automatically recording information.