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  • Description

    Full title reads: "December Goes Out"

    Britain's flying wing prepares for first public take off. Interview with the pilot.

    Bittisfield.

    MS the De Havilland flying wing plane taxis across the airfield and seen in flight.(nat sound of it in flight)

    MS Crowd below looking up at the plane.

    VS plane in flight.

    MS crowd on ground.

    MS CU the plane landing and taxiing in.

    CU the plane on the ground showing the jet apparatus in place of the tail.

    CU the pilot speaking (nat sound). Squadron Leader Franklin.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1947
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    41497
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1199.37
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:09:00 / 01:45:31:00
    Canister:
    47/102
    Sort Number:
    47/102
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    Categories
    Science & Technology
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    There are a couple of significant errors with this shots list......

    Firstly, despite the commentator, the location is not Bittisfield, but Bitteswell.

    Secondly the aircraft isn't (as currently described) a de Havilland, it's an Armstrong Whitworth A.W.52.

    A magazine report from the era, confirming both those facts, can be seen here........

    www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1947/1947 - 2212.html

    A full description of the aircraft is here....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AW52

    "Squadron Leader Franklin" is Eric Franklin.

    The display filmed here took place on 16 December 1947.



  2. jamied says

    Further footage of this event can be seen in clip 2204.24.

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