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  • Short Summary

    Hurricane aircraft being assembled and tested.

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    Unedited material of the construction and testing of Hurricane aircraft. c. 1942

    Continued from Reel 3.

    Reel 4. Exterior scenes. Finished Hurricane in M/S - wing, engine and cockpit are in shot. Pilot climbs into cockpit. Another man helps him to put on his safety belts. Shot from different angle showing propeller and cockpit. The propeller is turned. The engines start. C/U of the propeller revolving. Shot from behind as a Hurricane is wheeled out of the hanger. Shot from low down in front as aircraft is wheeled from the hanger. Aircraft is lifted into the air on a platform. Aircraft is placed at the top of a testing ramp. Hurricane is wheeled along to a runway. Panning shot of Hurricane taxiing then taking off. Low flying Hurricane - camera follows its movements as it is tested. Hurricane flying towards camera. Various shots of the plane in flight. C/U of a wooden board being slid along to cover a hole in the ground. Man inserts metal rod into a box attached to the ground (this presumably operates the platform which lifts the plane from the hanger to the airfield.) Shots of cloudy skies. Hurricane in the far distance flying through a cloudy sky. L/S of Hurricane taxiing and taking off. Flies into the distance. Various shots of the Hurricane flying.

    Note: it is possible that there was at one time another reel of this unedited material - currently missing.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:36:00 / 01:53:44:00

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