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    Bedford, Bedfordshire.

    GV. Top, of the wind tunnel plant at Bedford. LV. Part of the construction (2 shots). GV. Inside, as man walks along wind tunnel. SV. Inside, as he walks. GV. In the air cooling room. SV. Of the 68,000 tubes, pan up. CU. Man rubs finger round the edge of one tube. GV. The power plant. AS. Large turbine. SV. Man polishing model aircraft ready for test, and he walks away from it. GV. Main control room showing two television screens. SV. Man sitting at controls with television screens above him and the round screen showing the model in front of him. SCU. The model plane on the screen ready for tests.

    GV. With Aubrey Jones speaking to audience. GV. The audience. SV. Aubrey Jones moves over and presses button to inaugurate the tunnel. CU. Large motor starts turning (2 shots). CU. Large motor starts turning. CU. The model aircraft on the screen as black waves move along it, this is pressure of air. GV. Interior recording and computing room where test data is made. SCU. Man presses switch and lots of lights come on and go out. CU. Panel lights light up and start to go out in turn. CU. The model on screen showing black waves along it.

    GV. Exterior, DH 110 aircraft moving onto ramp. SCU. The crowd, including some dignitaries. GV. Of the DH 110 as man stands with flag raised ready for catapulting. GV. DH 110 on ramp takes off, pan with it into back view. GV. Another aircraft on ramp, takes off and goes out of picture. GV. Pan of the FD 10 aircraft moving along runway. CU. Landing gear lying on ground and aircraft comes in and picks it up, camera pans to stationary aircraft, it raises up the rod that caught onto the landing gear. GV. AS FD 2 flies over and starts to do a roll. SV. Airmen on ground looking up. GV. Air shot of aircraft in flight.

    (Lav.) (Orig.C.)

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:32:00 / 01:04:03:00
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    Science & Technology Trade & Industry
    Temporary Workspaces: 19.11.2011 16:34 Wind Tunnels
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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