Rolls-Royce -- a giant in prestige engineering for many decades. Today, it is a crippled?
SV MFI-9B aircraft on tarmac, propellers turning
aerial view as aircraft flies low over countryside
GV Concorde arrives at Toulouse airport -- taxing
GV exterior Rolls-Royce works.
SV interior technicians remove casing and fit cowling of RB 211 engine (3 shots)
air to air VCIO in flight SV flight deck, runway approaching
CU throttles closing
GV PAN exterior VCIO taxiing
GV Breguet takes off ground to air Breguet GV same aircraft landing (3 shots)
GV PAN Nimrod takes of and flies over
GV HMS BLAKE
SV Harrier Jump jet lifting off deck. CU Harrier. SV Harrier landing (3 shots)
LV Impalas fly overhead
SV travel shot front view of Roll-Royce car. Side view car travelling. SV front of car SV car pulls up at building (4 shots)
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Background: Rolls-Royce -- a giant 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. Yesterday, (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.