• Short Summary

    Centrifuge machine tests strains on jet airmen - dramatic distortion of their faces.

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    Farnborough, Hampshire.

    SV. Controller sitting at control desk of centrifuge. GV. Centrifuge and gondola. GV. Man attaching electrodes to another man - human guinea pig - for recording heart rate etc., & CU. SV. Wired man getting into gondola - cabin cockpit. SV. Observer getting into his seat getting ready to observe the experiment. SCU. Wired man inside gondola blowing up his suit. SV. Door being closed on subject in gondola. SV. Controller at desk giving instructions (natural sound). SV. Recorder switches on recording gear. CU. Controller at desk giving instructions (natural sound). SV. Centrifuge and gondola start to turn. SCU. Gondola with subject in it turning. CU. Interior, gondola subject sitting, waiting. SV. Gondola and centrifuge turning faster. CU. Meter. Needle rising to 5 G, reaches 5 G. CU. Another subject in gondola, he reacts similarly. CU. Recording graph. SCU. Centrifuge turning (at speed). CU. Another subject in gondola reacts. SV. Gondola and centrifuge turning. CU. Another subject in gondola. He reacts. SV. Gondola turning, gradually swings back to vertical position.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:51:00 / 01:21:10:00

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