• Short Summary

    Visnews here shown the first film for publication of a new large rockets motor test site for experimental rocket engines at the Ministry of Supply's Rocket Propulsion Establishment, Westcott, 26 miles from London.

  • Description

    1.
    SHOT TEST SITE.


    2.
    SHOT IN THE CONTROL ROOM THE SAFETY LINE IS INSERTED. WIHTO


    3.
    SHOT THE FIRING OFFICER INSERTING THE MASTER SWITCH KEY IN THE FIRING CONSOLE AND ALERTING ALL INSTRUMENTATION POINTS.


    4.
    SHOT PRESSING FIRING BUTTON.


    5.
    SHOT FIRING AND FLAMES INTENSIVE HEAT.


    6.
    SHOT BLOW OUT ETC.


    7.
    The engine is seen to ignite and built up to full thrust. The flame in deflected from the rocket 'venturi' by a water cooled deflector plate into an outlet duct - steam can be seen rising from the duct and the business of chimneys in the distance is an indication of the host intensity.




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    Background: Visnews here shown the first film for publication of a new large rockets motor test site for experimental rocket engines at the Ministry of Supply's Rocket Propulsion Establishment, Westcott, 26 miles from London.

    After the electrical firing, the engine ignites, builds up to full thrust and runs for forty seconds. The flame is deflected from the rocket 'venture' by a water cooled deflector plate into an outlet dust - steam rising and the shimmer of the buildings in the distance give an indication of the heat intensive.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEZM9UJXD5J52RN060X6T2NR4S
    Media URN:
    VLVAEZM9UJXD5J52RN060X6T2NR4S
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/11/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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