Rolls Royce -- against in prestige engineering for many decades. Today, it is a crippled?
SV MFI 9B aircraft taxiing and in flight (2 shots)
GV Concorde taxiing at Toulouse airport
GV Rolls Royce factory
SV Technicians remove casing and fit cowling on RB 211 engine (3 shots)
GV VC 10 in flight - pilots in cockpit, throttle closing and aircraft taxiing (4 shots)
GV Nimrod aircraft on tarmac, CU..name and take-off (3 shots)
GV HMS Blake at sea, with Harrier Jump Jet lifting off deck (3 shots)
AIR VIEWS..Impala jets in flight (2 shots)
SV Rolls Royce car along road and pulls up at building (4 shots)
Initials ES.1200 WLW/AW/ES.13.40
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Background: Rolls Royce -- against in prestige engineering for many decades. Today, it is a crippled giant -- forced to the wall by inflation and fierce commercial competition. But its engines are still in world-wide use, and whatever happens to the present company the Rolls-Royce name will live for a long time. On Thursday, (February 4) we serviced a story on its financial troubles -- Production number 1370/71. Today's film, compiled from our library, shows some of the uses to which Rolls-Royce engines have been put in the past decade.