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  • Description

    Item title reads - For plane safety.

    The sudsmobile spreads foam and water on a runway to reduce the risk of fire if plane has to make crash landing. Waddington, Lincolnshire.

    Various shots of big tank containing water and foam. M/S pipes running from it, pans to spreader. M/S tank. M/S man turning on the machine. Various shots as the foam is laid out on the concrete runway as the spreader moves forward. M/S officials watching demonstration. M/S spreader. M/S people watching, camera pans to carpet of foam.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/08/1960
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    52740
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1688.18
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:25:00 / 01:39:15:00
    Canister:
    60/66
    Sort Number:
    60/066
  • Stills

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

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    It's perhaps interesting to note that this demonstration of the new Sudsmobile technique at Waddington was shown in cinemas on 15 August 1960 - just over a week later, on 23 August, the technique saved the two members of a Canberra which made a wheels-up landing there.

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