Montage of scenes depicting U.S. military weapons in the Korean War era.
United States USA Date:1953 Duration:5 min 53 sec Sound:Yes
Segment of U.S. Army public information television program called, "The Big Picture." Army cameraman records firing of a Nike missile. Atomic cannon fires shell creating atomic explosion and classic mushroom cloud. Army troops exit Sikorsky YH-19 helicopters. Infantrymen climb a hill while firing rifles in unison. Animated rotating world globe. Sergeant Stuart Queen emphasizes that, in spite of new weapon systems, the individual soldier is the essential element of the Army. Technicians in missile launch control blockhouse observe launch of a missile from steel tower. View from inside the structure of missile rising, and then of smoke as it heads skyward. Radar units and cameras tracking the missile. Views from a missile, of the ground below, as it accelerates upwards. More tracking cameras. A Matador missile being launched. A Viking missile being launched. Test of anti-aircraft missile launched horizontally, striking nearby target with explosion. A thermonuclear weapon test explosion. A Corporal missile being launched. Sophisticated electronic tracking equipment employed at desert test site. Convair experimental XFY Pogo seen in vertical takeoff during trials. Anti-aircraft missile, fired from Navy ship, strikes drone target aircraft, which falls in flames. Technician stands before a virtual wall of electronic equipment. Army Signal Corps television cameraman captures field maneuvers of Landing Vehicles Tracked (LVTs) and an M4 Sherman tank. A High-flying warplane fires an air-to-air missile destroying a drone aircraft target that falls in flames. Aerial view of the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. America's top military leaders sit around a table. At the head, is Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Arthur William Radford. To his right are: General Nathan F. Twining, USAF, and Admiral Robert B. Carney, Chief of Naval Operations (back to camera). To Radford's left are General Lyman Lemnitzer, Army chief of Staff, and General Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr. Commandant of the Marine Corps. Views of U.S. Navy warships firing heavy guns. A South Dakota Class Battleship firing her 16-inch guns. Navy aircraft being catapulted from the USS Ranger (CV-61). Gun camera view from aircraft firing guns. A USAF B-52 bomber in flight. Bombs falling from open bomb bay of bomber in flight and carpeting the ground with explosions. Low flying USAF aircraft demonstrating ground-support bombing techniques, dropping napalm and explosive bombs.
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