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    Farnborough air show highlights 1951

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    Farnborough highlights 1951, Produced for Shell. Director : Peter De Normanville, Camera : Sidney Beadle. Music : Franz Reizenstein.
    Aerial shot of planes on the ground at Farnborough. Air to air shots of the G.A.L. 60 with new bogey undercarriage, the Air Speed Ambassador, Vickers Viscount 700. The Private Venture Ground Attack Fighter takes off. Distant shot of it doing aerobatics. VG air to air shots. Four De Havilland Vampires fly in tight formation. A De Havilland Venom takes off showing after burn. The new De Havilland Ceda (?) air to air shots, and the Vickers Super Marine 535 successor the Swift fighter. The Avon engine Hawker 10.67 seen flying low level at high speed to create a "storm of rain" around the wings. Vickers Super Marine 508 takes off. PR3 takes off, the Canberra with Armstrong Sidley engines air to air shots.
    The SA4 Bomber taxi's on the runway, takes off and flies past. Vickers Valiant taxi's and takes off and flies past. Air to air shots and landing. The Delta Wing high speed research plane Bolton 4P111 vg shots of plane in flight with parachute break landing. Avro 70 7A air to air. The 70 7B takes off and although a Delta wing flies low over the airfield with the aid of "dive brakes". Air to air shots and landing.

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    Film ID:
    2273.03
    Media URN:
    74543
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1951
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:15:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:15:00 / 01:26:58:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    "the G.A.L. 60" is the Blackburn G.A.L. 60 Universal Freighter Mk.1, (Serial No. WF320), a prototype for the Blackburn Beverley. "Air Speed Ambassador" in text and tags should read Airspeed Ambassador 2, (Reg. No. G-ALZP). "The Private Venture Ground Attack Fighter" is a modified Gloster Meteor F.8, information which might be added in brackets. It's being flown by Jan Zurakowski. "Distant shot of it doing aerobatics." - the aerobatic move seen is named the "Zurabatic Cartwheel". "The new De Havilland Ceda (?)" should read de Havilland Sea Venom. (Correction also needed in tags). "Vickers Super Marine 535" should read Vickers-Supermarine Type 535. "Hawker 10.67" should read Hawker P.1067. "Vickers Super Marine 508" should read Vickers-Supermarine Type 508. "PR3 takes off, the Canberra with Armstrong Sidley engines air to air shots." Actually, what the film shows is the English Electric Canberra B5 (Serial Number VX185), so a mistake by the original film editor there! This is then followed…

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  2. jamied says

    Ran out of space on my earlier comment, so this is a continuation;


    This is then followed by air-to-air shots of the English Electric PR3, with Armstrong Siddeley (not Sidley) Sapphire engines.

    "The SA4 Bomber" is the Short SA.4.

    "Bolton 4P111" should read Boulton Paul P111.

    "Avro 70 7A" should read Avro 707A.

    "The 70 7B" should read Avro 707B.

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