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    Unissued / unused material.

    Demonstration of Westland Sikorsky S-51 helicopter at Zurich, Switzerland.

    M/S helicopter hovering in the air and coming down to land. M/S mail being taken aboard and the helicopter rises. M/S helicopter rising over the airfield. Various shots helicopter flying amid mountain peaks. M/S as it comes down to land in a mountain valley. Elevated shot of the helicopter at rest in the valley. M/S as it takes off again. L/S helicopter flying. Side view of the helicopter landing. C/U of the helicopter landing. C/U sacks of mail being taken aboard. C/U door of pilot's cabin being closed. C/U the pilot at the controls. C/U underbelly view of helicopter taking off. M/S the shadow of the helicopter, travelling over group of people watching, pan up to view from pilot's cabin and back view of pilot. L/S shadow passing over the countryside. C/U name: "Westland Sikorsky" on side of helicopter. C/U angle shot helicopter on ground with blade rotating. C/U wheel lifting off ground, pan up to helicopter. C/U pilot's hand operating joy stick, zoom out to show full view of machine. M/S another passenger being hauled up by rope into the helicopter.

    Date given on old record is 23/12/1948.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:48:00 / 01:44:20:00
    UN 2050 C
    Sort Number:
    UN 2050 C
  • Appears in...

    Travel & Exploration
    Switzerland in the 1940s
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The helicopter seen here is a Sikorksy S-51, (Reg. No. G-AJHW), one of six S-51s imported by Westland Helicopters for evaluation purposes.

    This same helicopter appears again in clip 2218.14.

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