• Short Summary

    'Skysweeper', new American radar-guided fast-shooting gun is introduced in Weybourne.

  • Description

    Weybourne, Norfolk.

    'Skysweeper', a new radar-guided fast-shooting American gun is spinning while soldiers stand on it. Soldier inside the gun waits for his target. Several soldiers prepare target - 12 foot long radio controlled model plane. Target takes off and soldier operates it. Cut to Skysweeper - its radar finds the plane, and attempts to shoot it. It fires very fast, parachute opens and target plane goes down slowly. The same happens to next plane.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene "D")

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    178.19
    Media URN:
    29762
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/08/1954
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:03:00 / 01:27:19:00
    Canister:
    54/64

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