Brabazon Giant Prepares For Maiden Flight 1949

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    Full title reads: "Brabazon Giant Prepares For Maiden Flight".

    Filton, Bristol, Avon.

    VS of new prototype of Bristol Brabazon airliner plane outside large aircraft hangar.

    GV Interior draughtsman at work in drawing office. SV Chief Test Pilot Bill Pegg sitting at his desk.

    SV Interior cabin of Brabazon with designers making inspection. SV Interior of body - men assembling sections. GV Pan Brabazon body in first hangar pan to tail. SV Men assembling aileron to wing. SV Interior of Body - men assembling, sections. CU Contra rotating propellor shaft working. CU Two men working on contra rotating prop. shaft. SV Man at controls looking out of window. Engine of Brabazon being tested. SV Brabazon engine running. Control room in background.

    GV Brabazon being towed out of old hangar. Starting the move the the new hangar which is large enough to hold it in its final state of construction. SV Designer A E Russell and another man watching move. SV Heavy lorry pan to Brabazon being towed. LV Brabazon being towed in front of new hangar. GV Bulldozer at work on new runway laid especially for the Brabazon. SV Bulldozer at work on runway. SV Pan giant scraper being towed past on runway. LV Workmen working on construction of large hangar. Angle shot of hangar roof at girder stage. CU Bill Pegg looking out of window. GV Pan across runway. GV New hangar with Brabazon inside. GV Interior Brabazon 'plane in new hangar with scaffold around it. SV Brabazon tail with scaffold around it pan from tail to nose of 'plane. SV Men working on Brabazon wing pan down showing engines in position. SV Man lowering jack as Brabazon rests on air bags. CU Landing wheels of Brabazon. LV People gather around plane in hanger.

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    01:50:21:00 / 01:52:52:00
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  • "Brabazon being towed out of old hangar" - the vehicle doing the towing is an Albion CX 33 tank transporter.

    jamied 12th Jan 2013

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