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Radio Controlled Aircraft Show Amazing Development

Australian designed and built, the Jindivik is a radio controlled target aircraft capable of supersonic speed.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 94 | Year : 1956 | Total Duration : 3 Minutes | Producer : Jack S Allan
Aerials over settlement of Woomera. Woman with young child walking down front path of prefabricated house, CU mother and daughter together. School exterior, CU teenagers' faces laughing. Pipeline carrying water from Port Augusta. Man turning tap, water spraying out. Man with flock of seagulls, an unusual sight in the desert. Man and small child at arboretum, looking at small tree . Small joey kangaroo hops into frame.
Access No. 43401 | 1 min 20 secs | 1950s | Woomera, SA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Pan over production hangar of successful radio controlled target aircraft, Australian designed and built, Jindivik. CU on aircraft engineer working on engine, MS of Jindivik inventor, I.V. Fleming. Exterior of hangar with satellite dish on ground and CU of tracking equipment. Rocket in lift off, booster released from rocket. Radar tracking scanner. Tractor transporting Jindivik across airfield. MS of two RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) airmen watching takeoff. Air traffic control monitors in control centre, men using high speed camera to monitor flight. LS of pilot on the ground and controlling flight by remote control. Jindivik landing.
Access No. 132568 | 2 mins 49 secs | 1950s | Woomera, SA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |