1927 Aviation's Record Year 1927

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    Item title reads: "1927 - Aviation's Record Year. Latest marvel is the de Havilland "Canberra" 6-seater ordered for Australia, carrying load of 1,9000 lbs. Luggage, goods or mail, first commercial plane with folding wings."

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    A line of 5 or 6 people climb into a de Havilland DH.61 Giant Moth aircraft up some wooden steps. The wings have been folded back to access the side passenger door. Next, some men are seen loading some trunks into the side door, manhandling them quite roughly. They are large travelling trunks. The plane taxis away and the pilot can be seen in a cock pit on the outside. On the airfield, a man demonstrates the folding back of the wings, first one side, then the other, with a final shot of the plane, wings back, ready for the hangar.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:42:15:00 / 01:43:45:00
    G 1462
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    G 1462
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    PK Media - Neville Shute Aviation Highlights, 1920-1935
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  • The aircraft seen is a de Havilland DH.61 Giant Moth, Reg. No. G-EBTL, named "Canberra".

    jamied 16th May 2012
  • Thanks.

    British Pathé 10th Aug 2012

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