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United States Air Force's new sonic airplane X-4 Bantam takes off for its first flight test in Muroc, California.

A new sonic airplane tested in Muroc, California. Northrop pilot Charles Tucker, wearing an oxygen gear, in United States Air Force's new research craft X-4 Bantam. The X-4 taxis and takes off for its first flight test. The X-4, the swept-wing, semi-tailless plane powered by gas turbine engines, in flight.

Date: 1949, February 3
Duration: 48 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Take off of the General Motors GM A-1 'Bug' missile from a launching automobile in Muroc, California.

A review of research and development in guided missiles by the United States Air Force from 1919 to 1948. General Motors power-driven bomb (GM A-1 Bug), number 9 on tail, in Muroc, California. Technicians work on the same. The bomb is raised into position for attaching to the launching automobile by means of a hoist on a truck. The missile is nick named the 'Bug'. Technicians work at the automobile being driven beneath the suspended missile. The missile is radio controlled. The automobile specifically built for the launch of the missile is powered by two 165 HP Cadillac engines attached to a single drive shaft. Attaching the 'bug' missile to the launching car. The tractor and the hoist are removed. The automobile is driven across terrain at Muroc. A testing station for testing radio control section of aircraft during test. A technician checks over the radio equipment and shows television camera and equipment used for test. The automobile start at a high speed across the launching strip. Take off of the missile from the automobile. 'Bug' missile in flight. Views from a control aircraft beside the GM A-1 Bug while the Bug is in flight.

Date: 1943
Duration: 4 min 52 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
California Golden Bears beat Northwestern Wildcats by 20-14 in a football match played at rose bowl,Pasadena,California,1949.

A football match is played between California and North western University at rose bowl. California also called Golden Bears win over Northwestern University, also called Wildcats by 20-14. A crowd of 93000 witness the match.

Date: 1949, January 3
Duration: 1 min 23 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
Solidarity wins the Hollywood Gold Cup held at Santa Anita racetrack in Arcadia, California.

The 1949 Hollywood Gold Cup was held at Santa Anita racetrack in Arcadia, California. (The entire Hollywood Park season was moved to Santa Anita, following a devastating fire on the night of May 5, 1949 that destroyed Hollywood Park's grandstand.) The spectators seated in the stands. The horses on tracks . The owner of the horse, Solidarity. The race starts. The spectators watch the race and cheer. The horses run on the track. The spectators watch as Solidarity wins the race.

Date: 1949, July 16
Duration: 1 min 6 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
MX-324 flying wing aircraft takes-off at Muroc Dry Lake, California.

The experimental Northrop MX-324, first U.S. military rocket-powered flying wing plane, takes-off during tests at Muroc Dry Lake, California. It makes a short flight, circling to land smoothly with a very long landing roll, disappearing in the distance. (Buildings seen in back ground are at North Edwards Air Force Base.)

Date: 1944, July
Duration: 1 min 33 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
D-588-2 Sky Rocket is pushed out of hangar and shows the rudder, landing gear and nose at Muroc in California.

D-588-2 Sky Rocket at Muroc in California. D-588-2 Sky Rocket is pushed out of a hangar. Insignia of United States. Radar in the background. A rudder of D-588-2 Sky Rocket. Men stand behind the rudder. Landing gear and nose of D-588-2. A man stands on the right wing of Sky Rocket. The cockpit of the Sky Rocket is open. D-588-2 Sky Rocket fueled. D-5882 ground crew prepares to service. Two men work under the right wing.

Date: 1948, December 18
Duration: 1 min 32 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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