Pilotless Plane Crosses The Atlantic 1947

Star Item
  • Add to Favourites
  • View as stills
  • Description

    Brize Norton, Near Witney, Oxfordshire.

    Pilotless plane crosses the Atlantic. It appears to have used a form of automatic pilot.

    MS the Skymaster plane.

    CU the nose of the plane showing the insignia and name "Robert E Lee".

    CU the interior control panel.

    CU the Captain of the plane, Colonel Gillespie, head shot.

    MS He chats to Philip Noel Baker, British Air Minister about the trip (nat sound).

    MS of plane.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1947
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    41248
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1191.24
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:29:00 / 01:42:40:00
    Canister:
    47/78
    Sort Number:
    47/078
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Science & Technology
  • Stills

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.

All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment

To post a comment, please Register or to add a comment
If you are a Producer and have seen some footage you wish to include in your film, please contact us.
laurelhardy
Life before health and safety laws; men worked at huge heights, balancing on girders and cranes all in order to help build the world's tallest skyscrapers.
Vertigo
She may never have given a press interview but she is still one of the most famous women in the world. Here are 13 surprising facts you may not know about Queen Elizabeth II.
dancingqueen

Related Videos

Hide
Australia Builds Robot Plane

Australia Builds Robot Plane

Australia builds first radio-controlled pilotless jet-plane - "Jindivik".

Britain's Guided Missile

Britain's Guided Missile

First pictures of Britain's new air-to-air guided missile - the "Fairey Fireflash" - in action.

No Miss Missile

No Miss Missile

New radio controlled high speed target jet plane Jindivik proves perfect for missile practice.

Pilotless Plane Flies Atlantic

Pilotless Plane Flies Atlantic

Crew check and board plane before pilotless plane flies Atlantic.

Pilotless Plane Flies Atlantic

Pilotless Plane Flies Atlantic

Radio-controlled plane in flight.

Pilotless Plane Flies Atlantic

Pilotless Plane Flies Atlantic

Radio-controlled plane in flight including footage of control levers moving by themselves!

Guided Missiles - First Pictures.

Guided Missiles - First Pictures.

First US Navy film of an early guided missile in use during the Korean War.

On 14th April 1912, four days into her maiden voyage, RMS Titanic struck an iceberg. These 15 images have been selected from Pathe's Titanic collection.
Titanic
August 2014 marks 100 years since the start of World War One. To honour this landmark occasion, British Pathé have launched this definitive collection of WW1 films.
yardstare
The Duke of Edinburgh has many talents, but it is his unique way with words that often receives the most attention. 
Philip
British Pathe captured many extraordinary events on film over its 80 year history but sometimes the cameras were switched on when tragedy struck.
Franz Reichelt
Are you guilty of perpetuating a story regardless of its truth? Here are some classic urban myths which you may not know are false.
Urban Legends
10 telling images selected from British Pathé's extensive WWI footage. 'The war to end all wars' was a war without parallel: over 70 million military personnel were involved and over 17 million people died.
WW1
There are some people who saw their mortality as really rather funny. Here are 12 of the best epitaphs.
laurelhardy
The images taken from inside Buchenwald Concentration Camp after its Liberation show us what it was like; it tells us what happened and forces us to remember.
Buchenwald
With just days to go before Scotland makes their big decision, Pathe looks at the best of Scotland.
nessie