Douglas Skyrocket Record 1953

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Edwards Air Force Base, Muroc, California, United States of America

DOUGLAS SKYROCKET RECORD

GV. The Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket plane (a swept-wing, rocket-powered, research plane). Scotty Crossfield, the test pilot, checking plane. LS. Plane being loaded into B.29. MS Crew climbing...

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Cataloguer:
Virginia
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
sound
Media URN:
81822
Sort Number:
UN 2574 C
Time in/Out:
01:00:02:00 / 01:00:42:00
Canister:
UN 2574 C
Film ID:
2785.01
Issue Date:
1953

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  • The aircraft shown is a Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket. Only 3 were ever built.

    Although he's referred to by the commentator as Scotty Crossfield, that name produces barely any Internet search results (bar this one!). It seems that he was instead known simply as Scott Crossfield, for which thousands of results can be found.

    jamied 16th May 2012
  • Thanks. We've updated the description and tags.

    British Pathé 10th Aug 2012

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