• Short Summary

    Pathe turns its eye on wasted Government spending on new aircraft designs.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Focus On Aircraft Production".

    GV Pan fighter planes flying passed in formation. SV Pan the SR53 flying passed at speed. SV Three men looking at the S.R.53 on the ground. SV SR-53 (Saunders-Roe rocket boosted jet).

    GV Saunders-Roe Princess Flying Boat on the slipway. Angle shot of propellors. LV Flying boat on slipway. CU Huge wheels of the flying boat slowly moving down the slipway. LV Flying boat on the slipway. GV Aircraft workers, pan to general view of flying boat on slipway. SV Pan the Princess flying boat flying passed.

    GV Pan Swift fighter planes flying passed in formation. Air to air shots of Swift in flight.

    SV Bristol Brabazon airliner coming into land. SV Lord Brabazon and Mr George Strauss watching plane coming into land. SV Brabazon coming into land. LV Plane touching down.

    SV Minister of Supply Mr Aubrey Jones. GV Exterior of wind tunnel at Bedford. SV Interior with Mr Jones pressing button to start the motors in the wind tunnel. CU Dynamo turning. GV Interior of control room. SV Man at controls. CU Model plane in wind tunnel.

    LV Of the Britannia at London airport taxiing away for take-off. GV Pan to back view of the Britannia taking off. GV Air to air of the Viscount 800 in flight. SV Interior with Viscount stewardess serving meals to the passengers. CU Engine of the Viscount with prop turning. CU Interior of Viscount with pencil being balanced on table. GV Air to air of Comet jet in flight. LV Comet banks away.

    (All library material)
    Cataloguer's Note: Pathe attacks Govt. spending new planes as SR53 (or is it SR177) orders are cancelled by Germany - MD

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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:
    01:20:13:00 / 01:22:43:00

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