STK-ID 7397

Canada's First Wind Tunnel: three-shot of President Sydney Smith of University of Toronto, Dean KF Tupper and JC Evans. TILT UP to large sphere. LS of sphere outside aerophysics building, crowd at base. Closer shot of crowd. Shots of Air Marshal Curtis and Dr Sidney Smith, of both men addressing crowd. Shot of Curtis pushing button starting supersonic tunnel. Shots of crowd moving about. CU of Lieutenant Colonel Kotze of South Africa and General Commander Haig of Australia looking into tunnel through porthole. Shots of crowd, of Kotze, Dr GN Patterson and General Commander Haig chatting. ELSs of sphere and buildings. Sequence on draftsmen at work on plans, picture of guided missile on plans, Dr Patterson checking plans with draftsman. Shots of machinist working on model of missile on lathe. Shot of airfoil being tested, smoke steams illustrating action of air flow around airfoil. Shot of diesel engines powering vacuum pumps. LAS of facade of Institute of Aerophysics at University of Toronto, sign to that effect. Two shots of model of guided missile in tunnel seen through porthole, shock waves slightly visible. Shot of visitors looking at pictures and charts showing results of tests. (29/09/1950)


Excerpt from
Canada's First Supersonic Tunnel
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, HDCAM SR
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
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Available resolutions
1920 x 1080