Among exhibits at a current exhibition by the British Armaments Research and Development Centre at Fort Halstead are a camera capable of taking pictures at up to one millionth of a second and new mechanism to release a pilot's ejector seat.
GV Buildings of Research Centre.
CU Sign "Ultra High Speed Photography."
CU Sign "12 Channel Kerr Cell Camera."
LV Camera demonstrated by Australian scientist.
ZOOM IN..Scientist places photographic plates in holders.
SV Sign "Trials Techniques."
LV Ejector seat and huge spring.
SV Ejector cartridge.
SV New Zealand technician with cartridge.
SV PAN..Dummy pilot in ejector seat..pan up spring.
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Background: Among exhibits at a current exhibition by the British Armaments Research and Development Centre at Fort Halstead are a camera capable of taking pictures at up to one millionth of a second and new mechanism to release a pilot's ejector seat.
The camera - one of the exhibit to be shown to Russian Ambassador Malik and foreign military attaches - is used in the study of ballistics and explosions. The camera is demonstrated by K.Seddon, a scientist from Melbourne who is attached to the Supply Ministry in Britain from the Defense Standards Laboratories of the Australian Department of Supply.
The ejection seat is with dummy pilot beside which is a huge spring which would have to be depressed to provide the same thrust as that of the new ejector cartridge containing a 1/41b charge. The cartridge is shown by E.J. Parker, a New Zealand technician from Christchurch.
The Research Establishment carries out intricate and varied research and development for the three Armed Services. Much of its work is concerned with guns, ammunition, conventional weapons and guided missiles.