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Stock Footage

Test Dummy Hurled Into the Air

In the mid-1950's the military uses crash dummies to test the effects of supersonic speed on pilots and crew members. A jet powered sled stops abruptly and flings out a realistic looking dummy that appears to kick its legs as it flies through the air. Another supersonic testing vehicle hurtles along the ground on tracks and then flies in the air as it goes off the edge of a mesa. A parachute opens. Also, missiles shot from the ground and from the air fly through the sky. One of them hits a drone plane which explodes in fire.

IdentifierCLIP-1824
Duration1 min, 19 sec
GenreDocumentary
Date1950's
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