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Title:AN INTRODUCTION TO GUIDED WEAPONS [Main Title]
Film Number:AMY 321
Summary: An introduction to guided weapons including Fireflash.
Description: Reel 1: Differing types of guided missiles - Air to Air, Air to Surface, Surface to Air and Surface to Surface missiles. Missile Design – explanation of travelling sub sonically and supersonically. Various parameters governing design of missiles – internal equipement, radar dish size etc. Wing design, gyroscopes described.
Reel 2: Aligning potentiometers/aerials. Hydraulic power pack explained. Boost rocket motors and sustainer motors. Types of motors explained, e.g. Ramjet.
Reel 3: Guidance system explained. Beam riding missiles such as Fireflash explained. Command Link system. Infra-Red missile homing explained. Passive and active homing missiles described. Various methods of guidance systems examined.
Reel 4: Storage of guided missiles. Trials. Aberporth range and Hebrides range. Operational Use described. Surface to Surface and ICBM touched on.
Production Details: Air Ministry (Production sponsor)
Marcus Cooper Ltd (Production company)
Coop, Eric (Production individual)
Myers, Tommy (Production individual)
Stimson, Dorothy (Production individual)
Davies, Gordon (Production individual)
Cooper, Marcus ()
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Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 4
Notes: Remarks: originally classified as "Restricted".