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1980s - Color, USA Military Weapons: Abrams Tank - On The Way

Reel Number: 250099-07

Color: Colour

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1980s

Country: USA


TC Begins: 04:46:41

TC Ends: 05:05:42

Duration: 00:19:01

NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk 1980s - Color, USA Military Weapons: Abrams Tank - On The Way Titles 04:46:48 Narrator in museum w/ statues of ancient Greece likening engineering / technology & art; CUs of exhibits. 04:47:28 Intercutting w/ tank, bronze helmet, sword & armor. Da Vinci drawings. 04:48:05 WW1 tanks, British soldiers into large Mark I tank. LS many battle tanks & soldiers running forward in WW1. Tank over obstacle & rolling over forwards. WW2 tanks across desert; on obstacle course. 04:48:58 1960 Warsaw Pact tanks. US M60 Patton combat battle tank past, run-over. 04:49:21 M1 Abrams, various views on test track & over rough obstacles. 04:49:58 Retired Gen. Robert Baer, Project Director talks of XM1 development. Dr. Philip Lett discusses. Computer display & draftsmen / engineers working as narrator walks thru lab. CU of hand, eyes. Printing out design. Narrator holds model while talking. Engineers talking, at main frame computer, 04:52:05 Louis Felder talking about 7 year schedule. 04:52:41 M1 on dusty test course; crew firing, runover & aerial shots. 04:53:19 Factory assembling M1 Abrams tanks; ballistic testing of tank w/ explosions. 04:54:07 Factory w/ narrator on tank. Lett & Barr (sp?)in office talking of survivability. 04:55:15 Tank gunner out of tank, interviewed about protection against “Soviets”. Titles of good points of tank. Tank on dirt / dust field. Interview continues. Tank smoving & firing; using smoke generation system. Soviet tanks hit by shells. 04:57:23 Abrams tanks demonstrated in dust w/ VO descriptions. Interview w/ gunner continues explaining why Abrams tank is better; Felder talking about its deployment to Germany. Narrator. 04:59:05 Diagram of interior, crew & layout of tank. Slow motion of fire suppression system. Narrator; 1978-1979 ballistic tests on tank; crew drives M1 off test pad & fires gun. Ballistic testing. 05:00:44 MOS Philip Lett “...no tank can be designed that can be impervious of all...” re weight budget. 05:01:30 Narrator to gunner: “What happens if the takes a direct hit... View of tank ammunition exploding... 05:02:09 MCU of tank on desert test course. Gunner continues explaining what he wants tank to do. Lett talking, partially over tanks in desert fields. 05:03:42 Tank manufacturing; computer drawings. Testing. Large field of tanks; Abrams tank underway. Freight cars loaded w/ tanks Industrial Promotional; Military Industrial Complex; NOTE: M1 designed 1972-1979 by Chrysler Defense; first tanks in service in 1980. General Dynamics Land Systems Division purchased Chrysler Defense in 1982. NOTE: Entire sold at per reel rate. NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk

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