RAAF Newsreel (RAAF Record No.8), 1958

Accession Number F10463
Collection type Film
Measurement 8 min 50 sec
Object type Newsreel
Physical description 16mm/Colour/sound
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Point Cook
Date made 1958
Access Open
Conflict Period 1950-1959

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Newsreel produced by the Directorate of RAAF Public Relations RAAF. [Item 1] RAAF's new transports: 330 mph C-130 prop-jets. Coverage of a visit by a USAF C-130 Lockheed Hercules to Melbourne. Shows the Hercules taking off, air to air and ground to air of Herucles in flight. [Item 2] Fighter target: this 'Dart' is supersonic. Shows the Dart supersonic towed target in operation. The target is picked up by a Sabre jet and towed behind the aircraft. Shows release of the target which hits and is stuck fast nose first into the ground. The target then has to be blasted with explosives to free it. [Item 3] Sarah's here: Search And Rescue And Homing (SARAH). Shows the SARAH radio device for down airmen. Simulated rescue of airmen at sea. [Item 4] Testing parachute equipment: nice job for a Walrus. Instructors at the Parratroop Training Wing, School of Land Warfare, Williamtown flew to Point Cook to test the new parratroop life jacket and immersion suit. [Item 5] RAAF meets Russians: Australian Soviet contact in the Antarctic. RAAF Antarctic Flight based at Mawson flew to the Russian base at Mirnyy for a good will visit. Shows the Soviet base included Mil-4 helicopters [NATO code name 'Hound'] and Antonov An-2 biplanes [NATO Code name 'Colt'] operated by the Soviets. Scenes of a flight in an Antonov biplane.

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