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    DUXFORD, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM

    Some of the world's most historic aircraft come up for sale at auction on August 13 at Duxford, Cambridgeshire, World War II base for British fighter pilot Douglas Bader.

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    1. SV PULL BACK TO GV Monoplanes and bi-planes on tarmac 0.08
    2. SV PAN Boeing Stearman bi-plane featured in film (2 shots) 0.18
    3. SVs Tiger Moth bi-plane takes off, and in flight (2 shots) 0.33
    4. SV PULL BACK TO GV Planes parked 0.40
    5. SVs Mk 11 Supermarine Spitfire takes off, and in flight (4 shots) 1.15
    6. SV Rolls Royce test pilot Cliff Rogers speaks (SOT) 1.31
    TRANSCRIPT (SEQUENCE SIX):
    ROGERS: "Well, why are they so special? I think it's the big, you've got the big horsepower, and everybody likes plenty of poke. You've got a solid aeroplane that'll stand a fair amount of hammering and it's very manoeuvrable."
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    NOTE TO EDITORS: THIS STORY HAS COMMENTARY BY ABC REPORTER GEOFFREY SIMS FOR USE IF REQUIRED.
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: DUXFORD, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM

    Some of the world's most historic aircraft come up for sale at auction on August 13 at Duxford, Cambridgeshire, World War II base for British fighter pilot Douglas Bader. Among those on offer include a 1942 Boeing Stearman Kaydet, an early pioneer of the air mail service in the United States, and a latter-day star in a film with "Superman" Christopher Reeve. Also for sale among the twenty-seven aircraft are a 1941 de Havilland Tiger Moth, seen here in flight on August 8, and a 1944 Fairchild Argus III. but the plane likely to attract greatest attention and the highest value of bids is a Mark 11 Supermarine Spitfire. It was sold at auction last year as a fuselage and a heap of parts for about one hundred and thirty thousand U.S. dollars. Since then it has been rebuilt, and was flown on auction preview day by Rolls Royce test pilot Cliff Rogers, who said the appeal of such a plane was its speed, power and manoeuvrability . The Spitfire is expected to be sold this year for over 1.6 million U.S. dollars.

    Source: AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION (ABC)

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    Film ID:
    VLVACFI37Z5BDW4P8JGYS7BGU4DX4
    Media URN:
    VLVACFI37Z5BDW4P8JGYS7BGU4DX4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/08/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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