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 into cockpit of helicopter. LV. Railway carriage type helicopter - a Bristol type 173.

    LS. Vickers 508 fighter showing outspread wings. SV. Crowds looking at delta-wing Avro 707B. BV. Showing delta-wing 707B. FV. Delta-wing Avro 707A, with long pointed nose. CU. Name-plate '707A Research Aircraft'. SV. Showing cockpit and nose of 707A.

    LV. Small plane in foreground and the large Bristol freight in background. SV. Pan, tail of Bristol freighter to nose of aircraft. SV. Showing gun mounted inside. SV. Small ambulance plane (Auster) carrying two passengers. LS. People going up ramp into nose of Bristol freighter. SV. People going up ramp and into nose of plane.

    SV. Towards and pan, Skeeter helicopter flying overhead and past camera. SV. Railway carriage type helicopter - Bristol type 173 - hovering in air and then moves away. AS. Pan, Bristol 173 flying past overhead. GV. Pan, Britannia taxiing along for take-off & SV. Pan shot. SV. People looking skywards. AS. Britannia flies overhead and past camera.

    GV. Pan, Sprite Comet taxiing along for take-off. SV. Towards and pan, a rocket-assisted take-off of Sprite Comet. GV. Sprite Comet climbing after take off. GV. Pan, Vickers Valiant taxiing along for take-off. CU. Pan, Vickers Valiant taxiing past. SV. Towards and pan, Hawker Hunter taxiing past for take-off. SV. Towards and pan, the Gloster Javelin takes off and starts to climb. LV. Towards and pan, the Vickers Valiant flying low over drome, right to left.

    LV. Saunders-Roe "Princess" Flying Boat Overhead. SV. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh watching. SV. Pan Gloucester Javeline into CU. SV. D.H.110 Flying at Supersonic Speed. SV. Foreigners watching. LV. Delta Bomber flying. SV. Two American airmen watching. CU. Pan Delta Bomber 707A flying away.

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    Note: extensive documentation on file regarding the aircraft, pilots and engines on display at the show.

    Selected Originals exist for this item - see other records.

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    01:49:40:00 / 01:53:03:00
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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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