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Avrocar Continuation Test Program and Terrain Test Program, 06/01/1960 - 06/14/1961

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Published on 16 Oct 2018 / In Cars and Vehicles

Creator(s): Department of Defense. Department of the Air Force. (09/26/1947 - ) (Most Recent)

Series : Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities, compiled 1947 - 1984, documenting the period 1909 - 1984
Record Group 342: Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations, 1900 - 2003

Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RD-DC-M), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001
Phone: 301-837-3540, Fax: 301-837-3620, Email: mopix@nara.gov

Shot List: Summary: Coverage of the Avrocar, a saucer-shaped vehicle with new transition control, flight demonstrations displaying its ability to operate from ground cushion to in-flight over unprepared terrain and ditches. (Shot list to follow.) 1) Shows modification of the Avrocar control system at the Avro facility. 2) Series of shots of Avrocar being installed in static test rig and testing new control system. 3) MLS of aircraft in tethered flight over ramp. 4) Series of shots of Avrocar being fueled; vertical takeoff; hovering; free flight over concrete, gravel and grass surfaces; ditches and landing. 5) Shows Avro test pilot operating aircraft over various types of terrain and natural obstacles before a contractual group, and USAF pilot flying the aircraft. Good (Basic: Ektachrome mas)


National Archives Identifier: 68405
Local Identifier: 342-USAF-31135

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