Animation shows the links of the cables of barrage balloons to detect and destroy enemy airplanes in the United States.
United States USA Date:1943 Duration:2 min 17 sec Sound:Yes
A training film depicts the use of barrage balloon to damage enemy airplanes flying at low altitude during a war in the United States. Animation shows the barrage balloons attached with wired cables in the protected area. A barrage balloon in sky. Enemy airplane in flight against the wind hits the balloon. The cable breaks and airplane can get damage. An airplane in flight in the wind direction. The airplane hits the cable and no damage is caused. The wire falls at the base. The barrage balloon flies away. Animation shows links attached to the cable in a barrage balloon. The enemy aircraft approaches the balloon. The aircraft cuts the link. The cable wire with attached parachute comes on the wing. The parachute opens and the wire cuts the wing of the airplane. The balloons deflates comes down.
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