SUPERSONIC HYPERSONIC FLIGHT [Main Title]

Catalogue number
  • COI 220
Department
Film
Production date
1962
Place made
GB
Subject period
Dimensions
  • whole: Number Of Items/reels/tapes 1
Category
film

© IWM (COI 220)

Object description

Short documentary showing research into super- and hypersonic flight.

Physical description

16mm

Full description

Military jets have left the sound barrier behind; the next leap forward will be the Anglo-French Concorde (models shown). Using laboratory scenes (wind tunnel tests) and shots of Handley Page 115 and BAC 221, a trio of scientists explain the aerodynamics of the delta wing and proposed "wave rider" air shapes and demonstrate an experimental silicon nitrite metal strengthener. Concluding speculations on the future development of hypersonic airframes.

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