United States Navy Regulus missile being prepared before its launch from U.S. Navy submarine USS Tunny in the Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean Date:1960 Duration:6 min 28 sec Sound:Yes
Launching of the United States Navy cruise missile Regulus from United States Navy submarine USS Tunny (SS-282) in California, United States. The United States Navy Gato-class submarine USS Tunny gets underway in the Pacific Ocean and moves out of Port Hueneme, California. Tunny submerges in water. Aboard the submarine, missile men check the umbilical cable and electronic check out cable being plugged in. The missile circuits being energized. Men work on controls. Various automatic functions being checked. A man takes down readings as he monitors the results. The Commanding Officer at the periscope as he checks the launch area. Ignitors being installed in the booster. The missile being buttoned up and the umbilical cable being disconnected inside the hangar. A navigator checks the position. The USS tunny comes on the water surface. Hangar doors open and Regulus missile emerges from the hangar. Men on the deck in the foreground. Umbilical cable used for pre-umbilical launch check. The wings of the Regulus being unfolded and locked. External fuel being attached to the missile for warm up before take off. An air eject system being connected to detach umbilical cable. A black reflector shield being fitted out. Launcher being elevated to the firing position. Final checks being made. The umbilical cable ejects and missile being launched. USS Tunny submerges in water. Men at controls in the missile room. Radar and radio antennas aboard USS Tunny break through the water surface. A plot being maintained on the position of Tunny. A missile guidance officer guides men as they work on a plot.
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