THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF A TANK - VIGILANT [Main Title]

Catalogue number
  • MIL 385
Department
Film
Production date
1961
Place made
GB
Subject period
Dimensions
  • whole: Number Of Items/reels/tapes 1
Creator
Category
film

© IWM (MIL 385)

Object description

Army film illustrating the capabilities of the Vigilant wire-guided anti-tank missile.

Physical description

16mm

Full description

A series of scenes showing the engagement of static and mobile targets on a range is interspersed with various shots of soldiers demonstrating that the missile can be carried and deployed by one man. The weapon is also shown fitted to the turret of a Ferret armoured car, carried in Land Rovers, by Royal Marines during an amphibious operation and deployed with infantry from Belvedere and Sioux helicopters.