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Test of a B-17 Flying Fortress drone, converted into BQ-7 missile, at Wendover Army Air Field, Utah

Test at Wendover Army Air Field, New Mexico, of a drone B-17 Flying Fortress converted into a remote-controlled bomb (designated BQ-7 missile). The B-17 drone sits with engines running. Interior of the aircraft shows technicians of the "Weary Willie Project" checking over radio controls. The B-17 drone takes off followed by a B-17 controller (mother ship). The two aircraft in flight. A ground tracking and control crew on the ground, follows the two B-17s in flight. Ten miles from the target, the drone BQ-7 missile is released from the mother ship B-17. Tracking and controlling the BQ-7 missile, using ascania camera. A hand controlled unit as an operator tracks it through the camera. A finger tip control box is used to control the B-17 (BQ-7 missile). It flies towards the target area along slope of a mountain. The target is approximately 30 feet square white area on the side of mountain slope. The BQ-7 missile crashes into the area, a large column of flame and smoke rises.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A television presenter introduces Robert Golka's Desert Fire work and a woman rides a bicycle at Wendover Air Force Base.

Robert Golka and Project Tesla - his effort to create an energy source from atomic fusion, called ball lightning, at Wendover Air Force Base in Utah. Hangars and buildings at the Wendover Air Force Base. Hills in the background and sound of the wind. A television presenter stands before Golka's hangar and talks about the townspeople of Wendover and Golka's Desert Fire. A woman rides a bicycle with bare feet.

Date: 1978
Duration: 1 min 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
A TV presenter talks about Robert Golkas's Project Tesla at Wendover Air Force Base in Utah.

Robert Golka and Project Tesla - his effort to create an energy source from atomic fusion, called ball lightning, at Wendover Air Force Base in Utah. A television presenter stands before Golka's hangar and talks about the townspeople of Wendover and Golka's Desert Fire. He stumbles over his words several times, requiring multiple re-takes. Hangars and buildings at the Air Force Base. Hills in the background and sound of the wind.

Date: 1978
Duration: 1 min 52 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Electromagnetic Hazards Group staff talk about ball lightning tests to determine structural integrity of composite materials.

Electromagnetic Hazards Group conducts ball lightning tests under Project Tesla, inside a hangar at Wendover Air Force Base in Utah. An interviewer gets information from the scientists. A team member talks about modern aircraft, new material and avionics system susceptible to lightning. He states that the composite materials used in new aircraft are stronger and don't conduct electricity like conventional metals. The team's research work involves protective measures and verification of the same. He discusses the effect of lightning on aircraft electronics, and the use of Wendover as the research facility due to its reproduction of long arcs. The aim is to study the effects of atmospheric electricity on new materials and electronics systems in modern aircraft. Robert Golka talks about a new company to study and create ball lightning, and apply it to nuclear fusion research.

Date: 1978
Duration: 4 min 8 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Captain Eyston in his Thunderbolt car in Wendover, Utah.

Men push a 3600 horsepower Thunderbolt car on the track at salt flats in Wendover, Utah. Speed racer Captain George Eyston gets into the car. Eyston at steering. He gets off the car.

Date: 1938, July 13
Duration: 28 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A Tesla coil used to create voltage arcs that strike a composite aircraft at Wendover AFB in Utah.

Tests to determine structural integrity of aircraft composite materials by the U.S. Air Force Electromagnetic Hazards Group at Wendover Air Force Base in Utah. A model advanced development composite aircraft in vertical position. A Tesla Coil is used to create extremely high voltage arcs. The voltage arcs strike and pass through the composite aircraft.

Date: 1978
Duration: 60 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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