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    Coventry, West Midlands.

    Jet aircraft, a Royal Navy Sea Hawk fighter on the tarmac, taxiing along.

    At the Armstrong Whitworth works, special model aircraft are made to test designs. M/S interior of the factory, with a man working on a solid wooden model. M/S George Beech places a Sea Hawk model into a wind tunnel, and adjusts pressure. He uses a rod with nylon threads to show wind flow. C/U threads.

    M/S Les Proctor uses a model metre on a 100th scale metal model Hunter plane, and he makes adjustments and files the wing. M/S Mr Griffiths, works on metal model guided missile. M/S Derek Cope paints a white model of an experimental aircraft in a wind tunnel, with lamp black. M/S The wind tunnel chamber is closed off with a panel, and the controls are activated by a large wheel. C/U aircraft model in wind tunnel with paint being blown away.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    1198
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    53.05
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:27:00 / 01:10:41:00
    Canister:
    CP 086
    Sort Number:
    CP 086
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Travel & Exploration Trade & Industry
    WorkSpaces
    Way we were Wind Tunnels
  • Stills

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