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.
GV Line of Meteors-pan to modern jet passing over.
GV Line of planes.
Angle Shot...of planes.
SV Man with acetylene burner.
SV Wing of plane drops off.
GV Pan of Meteors.
SV Brake on wing flapping in wind.
CU Back V....Man cutting off part of plane.
LV Front of plane dropping off.
Side V. Men pushing away part of plane.
Front V. Part of plane drops off.
LV Part of fuselage dropping off.
CU Man cutting off wing of plane.
LV Wing drops off.
SV Pulling out casing from engine.
Pan Modern jet past to man working.
LV Man lifting fuselage of plane.
CU Pan from wheel spinning to parts of plane
SVPan..Lorry towards carrying scrap.
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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.