Views of aircraft in gunnery practice. Gun camera film removed and processed. Gun camera scoring is explained.
Florida United States USA Date:1942 Duration:18 min 22 sec Sound:Yes
US Army Air Force training film on the A-N Gun Camera - Scoring of Gun Sight Aiming Point Film. Army Air Forces AT-6 aircraft towing a target sleeve as other AT-6s shoot at it. AT-6 training aircraft in flight with gun camera installed in the aircraft. Pilot seen in cockpit. The aircraft, parked on ramp. Pilot climbs out of cockpit, wearing seatpack parachute. An armorer removes the film magazine and then completes a scoring data form. The film is taken to a laboratory to be developed and scored. A Lieutenant explains gun camera scoring to a group of Air Force personnel, in an auditorium. He winds the film on a 100 foot reel, removing any damaged or unused film and splicing a leader on to it. He writes pilot and mission information on the film leader. Lecturer then illustrates scoring process, using a blackboard, and demonstrating with a scoring device adapted from a 16mm motion picture projector. Finally he displays charts dealing with trajectories of 30 caliber ammunition and relationships of range, span of target, and image size. He performs arithmetic calculations on the blackboard. Animated diagrams illustrate points being discussed. A Lieutenant in the audience asks about ground targets, and the instructor discusses that and also responds to several other questions from the audience.
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