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Title:LESSONS FOR THE BOMB AIMER No.1 [Main Title]
Film Number:AMY 290
Other titles:AIRCRAFT RECOGNITION [Series Title]
Summary: Technical instructional film for bomb aimers, focusing on the basic principles of dropping bombs.
Description: Reel one: Elementary theory of aiming. The bombing angle - Explanation of the principles involved in dropping bombs from aircraft (height, forward speed, direction). Effect of air resistance – effect on the trajectory of the bomb. Trail angle – ballistic quality of the bomb affects the trail angle. Terminal velocity explained. Adjusting bombsight to compensate for differing trajectory of bombs. The effect of wind.
Reel two: Compensating for the effect of wind and drift on calculating the bomb release point. Crosswind effect on track. Care of the course setting bombsight – ensuring the bombsight is handled and stored with utmost care.
Production Country: GB
Production Details: AIR MINISTRY (Production sponsor)
Science Films (Production company)
Goodliffe, Frank A (Production individual)