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The Big Picture [electronic resource]: Guided Missiles

National Archives and Records Service
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Produced by the U.S. Army, this educational episode of the Big Picture television series shows viewers how Army engineers and technicians have worked to perfect the latest and greatest guided missiles. With historical footage taken from the National Archives and Records Administration, this fascinating program includes dramatic shots taken miles up in the stratosphere.
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27 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 13, 2011.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Guided Missiles
  • Guided Missile Defense (2:58)
  • Development of Guided Missiles (2:15)
  • The V-2 Guided Missile (1:06)
  • Guided Missile Recruitment (2:35)
  • Guided Missile Training (1:56)
  • Specialized Crewmen (1:24)
  • Preparing a Guided Missile for Flight (2:43)
  • White Sands Proving Grounds (4:18)
  • Firing of a Nike Guided Missile (6:35)
  • Credits: The Big Picture: Guided Missiles (0:31)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], c2008.
Publisher no.
45033 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (27 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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