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Title:TIME MECHANISM TEST SET - EJECTION SEAT [Main Title]
Film Number:AMY 509
Summary: Detailed technical film about the various methods of servicing ejection seat components.
Description: Reel 1: Avro Vulcan B1 VX770* air to air footage. Developments in ejection seats mean crew can eject from high altitude down to runway level. Only exact timing of seat components will safe crew at low level. Diagrammatic explanation of ejection seat operation and barostatic time release unit delay mechanism role. Physical examples of various time release units which all operate on the gear train and escapement mechanism principle. Use of stopwatch to test mechanisms previously. More accurate testing resulted in the “Time Mechanism Test Set” being introduced. Explanation of component parts of test set. Setting up test set for operation. Preparing item to be tested. “Testing the Type 3 Drogue Gun fitted to Victor 2, Vulcan 2, Javelin Mk.3,7,8, Hunter 7, Lightning, Jet Provost Mk.3 and Canberra PR.9 aircraft” - explanation of Type 3 Drogue Gun with exploded view of parts and testing gun. Using test protractor gauge to ensure unit is operating correctly and interpreting results.
Reel 2: “Testing the Type 2 Drogue Gun fitted to Hunter Mk.2,4,5,6, Swift, Valiant, Victor, Vulcan 1, Javelin Mk.2,4, Meteor and Venom aircraft” - preparing and testing the Type 2 Drogue gun. “Testing the Barostatic Time Release Unit Type 4, fitted to Javelin Mk.7, Victor 2, Vulcan 2, Hunter Trainer, Canberra PR.9, Jet Provost and Lightning aircraft.” - explanation of the time release unit. Preparing the unit for testing and testing. “Testing the Barostatic Time Release Unit Type 3, fitted to Meteor, Venom, Swift, Hunter, Javelin, Valiant, Vulcan 1 and Victor 1 aircraft.” Preparing the Type 3 unit for testing and testing. “Testing the Breech Time Delay Unit fitted to Jet Provost Mk.3, Lightning and Hunter 7 aircraft” - exploded view of component parts and animated assembly of parts. Testing unit.
Reel 3: Continuation of test procedure for Breech Time Delay Unit. “Testing the Canopy Jettison and Time Delay Unit fitted to Javelin and Hunter aircraft. - exploded view of parts and animated reassembly. Testing unit.
Reel 4: - “Testing the Time Delayed Ejection Gun Firing Unit fitted to Vulcan aircraft” - explanation of unit and preparing for testing. Reassembly after testing. “Testing the Canopy Firing and Time Delay Unit fitted to Victor aircraft with control column retraction system” - removal process of retraction unit from the Time Delay Unit. Testing Time Delay Unit then reassemble retraction unit.
Production Country: GB
Production Details: ROYAL AIR FORCE (Production sponsor)
CAS Productions (Production company)