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Title:THE SURFACE TO AIR GUIDED WEAPON SYSTEM [Main Title]
Film Number:AMY 844
Summary: Technical film focusing on the Type 82 (Orange Yeoman) Type 83 (Yellow River) radar systems, and the Bloodhound missile system.
Description: Reel 1: [Start of film missing] Type 82 Radar operations room role. RAF radar operators working at console and electronics cabinets. Target selection officer, two trackers and a height operator. Trackers and height operator monitor targets. Target selection officer allocates targets. Type 82 radar. Air Defence status board shown. “Radar Type 83” - Type 83 mobile ground radar system described. Bloodhound Missile system connected to system.
Reel 2: “Launch Control Post” - responsible for ensuring salvo of missiles is ready should target come within range. Control systems in Launch Control Post overview. “Launchers and Missiles” - description of Bloodhound Missile and Launcher, unpacking and testing missile, assembly, repairs to defective parts. Arming missile and towing out to launcher. “Typical Engagement” - demonstration of how an engagement is undertaken by a Stage 1 Surface to Air Guided Weapon System – roles of various elements of the system explained. Test launch at Woomera Range shown engaging a remote controlled Meteor.
Production Details: Air Ministry (Production sponsor)
Marcus Cooper Ltd (Production company)
Harrison, Harvey (Production individual)
Baughan, C (Production individual)
Myers, Tommy (Production individual)
Stimson, Dorothy (Production individual)
HENDERSON, MICHAEL (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 2
Footage: 2004 ft; Running time: 22 mins
Notes: Remarks: originally classified as "Secret".