This video has no sound
  • Short Summary

    Introduction to Vickers Viking aircraft.

  • Description

    Location Unknown / Unclear.

    A group of officials entering Vickers Viking aircraft. They look around and leave the plane. Various shots of the officials in front of plane, they are posing for the cameras. A man closes the plane's door.

    Title The Vickers 'Viking' Air Liner - With Bristol Hercules engines it has a range up to 1,500 miles, with a cruising speed of 210 miles per hour up to a maximum of 250 miles per hour.'

    Various shots of the Viking aircraft taking off, officials watching. Various shots of the Viking aircraft in flight. Several shots of the pilots at controls in cockpit, officials at seats. Several air to air shots of Viking in flight.

    Intertitle reads 'One engine stopped and feathered air screw.' Air to air shots of Viking with one of the front propellors working and the other not. Several shots of the plane landing.

    Amendment: September 2011
    A visitor to the site has written in stating that this footage was filmed at Wisley Airfield in Surrey and features the first prototype G-AGOK. The aircraft G-AGOL also features. The visitor also identifies some of the characters involved: George Edwards, Tom Gammon, Rex Pierson, chief test pilot 'Mutt' Summers. This footage was probably shot in late 1945 or in 1946.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:00:00 / 01:49:08:00
    UN 1313 A

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    Some very nice views. This was the prototype which was later damaged beyond repair.

    Report comment
    Report comment

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment