Britain's Aircraft Parade 1952

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Farnborough Air Show.

GV. Pan, crowds looking at Canadian Pacific Comet. SV. People looking at nose of Britannia. SV. People looking at Westland Wyvern MK 4, showing the double propellor. CU. Showing double propellor. SV. People looking at the Saunders Roe Skeeter helicopter. CU. Men looking...



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  • "Canadian Pacific Comet." - it's a de Havilland Comet 1A, operated by Canadian Pacific.

    "nose of Britannia" - it's a Bristol Britannia 100.

    "the large Bristol freight in background" - actually it's the Blackburn GAL.60 Universal Freighter, Serial No. WF320.

    "Pan, tail of Bristol freighter" - same change needed as above.

    "Small ambulance plane (Auster)" - it's an Auster B4.

    "People going up ramp into nose of Bristol freighter." - that one looks like a Bristol 170 freighter, though I'm not entirely sure.

    "Pan, Sprite Comet" - the aircraft is actually a de Havilland Comet 1, assisted by de Havilland Sprite booster rockets.

    "Gloucester Javeline" should read Gloster Javelin.

    "Delta Bomber flying." - it's an Avro 698, (a prototype for the Avro Vulcan).

    "Pan Delta Bomber 707A flying away." - actually that is again the Avro 698, (Serial No. VX770).

    jamied 12th Dec 2012

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