• Short Summary

    Mrs Victor Bruce demonstrates the new Focke-Wulf 'Ente'.

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    full title reads: "Hanworth. The Tail First 'Plane. Amazing new German plane which is steered, controlled and behaves like a motorcar in the air, makes first appearance here."

    Hanworth Park, Nr London.

    Shots of strange looking plane on airfield. It has an extra wing place above the nose. It is a Focke-Wulf 'Enle' or 'Ente'. The plane moves off.

    The plane takes off. The voiceover calls it 'A Duck Plane'.

    Shots of the plane as she comes in to land. With brakes on the back wheels the pane can stop quickly after landing.

    The Hon Mrs Victor Bruce tells us about the plane (made in Bremen). Pan along plane to show Mrs Victor Bruce standing by the door of the plane. She explains about the new design. It is a very safe design.

    N.B. Story ends abruptly. The Hon Mrs Victor Bruce was, before her marriage, Mary Petre. MD.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:08:00 / 01:12:25:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    "It is a Focke-Wulf 'Enle' or 'Ente'" - eliminating the current doubt, the aircraft seen here is a Focke-Wulf F19 Ente (meaning "Duck"), Reg. No. D-1960.

    "The Hon Mrs Victor Bruce was, before her marriage, Mary Petre" - she was born Mildred Mary Petre.

    Only two of this aircraft were ever built, and here we're seeing the second one.

    More of this craft can be seen in clip 749.11.

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