• Short Summary

    The Dutch Air Force's first jet fighter planes, - Meteors - acquired ten years ago and now obsolete, were handed over to the 'breakers', Jan 22, at Woensdrecht Airfield.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Line of Meteors-pan to modern jet passing over.
    4.5 ft

    2.
    GV Line of planes.
    2 ft

    3.
    Angle Shot...of planes.
    2 ft

    4.
    SV Man with acetylene burner.
    2 ft

    5.
    SV Wing of plane drops off.
    2.5 ft

    6.
    GV Pan of Meteors.
    4 ft

    7.
    SV Brake on wing flapping in wind.
    2.5 ft

    8.
    CU Back V....Man cutting off part of plane.
    2 ft

    9.
    LV Front of plane dropping off.
    3 ft

    10.
    Side V. Men pushing away part of plane.
    2 ft

    11.
    Front V. Part of plane drops off.
    2.5 ft

    12.
    LV Part of fuselage dropping off.
    2 ft

    13.
    CU Man cutting off wing of plane.
    2 ft

    14.
    LV Wing drops off.
    1.5 ft

    15.
    SV Pulling out casing from engine.
    3 ft

    16.
    Pan Modern jet past to man working.
    3.5 ft

    17.
    LV Man lifting fuselage of plane.
    4.5 ft

    18.
    CU Pan from wheel spinning to parts of plane
    4 ft

    19.
    SVPan..Lorry towards carrying scrap.
    4 ft



    Initials S-D/JH/PB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Dutch Air Force's first jet fighter planes, - Meteors - acquired ten years ago and now obsolete, were handed over to the 'breakers', Jan 22, at Woensdrecht Airfield.

    Almost as soon as the 'hand over' was completed oxy-acetylene cutters were at work, stripping the planes of scrap metal.

    The Dutch Government was paid GBP160 sterling for each aircraft. Original cost-in the region of GBP50,000 each.

    The Government had several other offers, mainly from travelling fairs, but rejected them.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA782NACVLF4OS1W5CC5IEB2WZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA782NACVLF4OS1W5CC5IEB2WZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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