• Short Summary

    Item showing open day at Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment. Bournemouth.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Open day at Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment. Boscombe Down, Bournemouth. Dorset.

    M/S plane, various shots of the plane. M/S pilot. C/U sign 'The Million-Air' painted on side of plane. C/U front of the heat generator, which is in operation, showing vaporised water being blown in front of the jet of air. M/S and C/U engineer as he checks the temperature on thermometer which is hanging beside the aircraft. M/S and C/U another engineer on top of fuselage of aircraft. M/S and C/U men behind glass panel. M/S as another man takes readings from dial. C/U dial.

    Exterior M/S mock-up of an aircraft in front of blower, pan to the blower which is mounted in scaffolding. M/S engineer fixing a tie line on canopy. M/S blower which is pointed towards aircraft mock-up. M/S aircraft. M/S as the canopy is blown off, but is held by the tie line. C/U cockpit after canopy has been blown off, pan to canopy which is hanging in the air. M/S pan of a Canberra speeding down the runway. The ejection seat operates throwing a dummy into the air. The parachute opens and dummy hits the ground.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:05:00 / 01:36:17:00

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