THUNDERBIRD 1 [Main Title]

Catalogue number
  • DRA 1158
Department
Film
Production date
1961
Place made
GB
Subject period
Dimensions
  • whole: Number Of Items/reels/tapes 2
Creator
Category
film

© IWM (DRA 1158)

Object description

Army Instructional film describing the Thunderbird Surface to Air missile system. The film shows the interaction of radar, command and control elements and the missile itself, including the functions of the guidance system in the missile's head. Finally a team of soldiers belonging to the Royal Artillery demonstrate the unpacking and assembly of a missile, load it onto a launcher and engage a target, culminating in a missile launch and destruction of the aircraft.

Physical description

35mm