The use of Skysweeper gun and Nike missile to track and destroy enemy airplanes in the United States.
United States USA Date:1954 Duration:6 min 0 sec Sound:Yes
A documentary television program on the working of the defense system of the United States. 'Buddy bill' written on a gun barrel. A man writes on another gun barrel. Men stand near the gun. Skysweeper, radar controlled automatically fired rifle, being used by the army. Men stand nearby. Hands turn switches on an instrument panel. A radar receiver in operation. Enemy airplanes are located. After the location of aircraft, the gun barrel elevates to the correct height and tracks and fires at the target. Aircraft in flight overhead. The gun fires. An aircraft crashes. Another equipment for tracking and firing at the target is the guided missile called Nike. Men stand nearby. A man turns switches. Aerial view of the area. The missile is ready to be launched. A radar tracks aircraft. A man works on a switch board. Other men at work in a building. A missile tracks and destroys a target. A missile is launched. Aircraft in flight overhead. The missile destroys the aircraft. A missile being launched. It destroys another aircraft. The aircraft in flames. Men look at the missile. Sergeant Stuart Queen seated at a desk talks about the defense system. He winds up the program.
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