Speedpack Aka Car By Air 1955

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    London Airport (Heathrow).

    M/S of two men taking the windscreen from a red sports MG car, placing it inside the car. C/U shot of hands removing the tyres. Voiceover informs the audience that tearing the car apart is the one of the newest ways of transporting it.

    Car is flying to Germany (Frankfurt) and the most convenient as well as the fastest way to do it is to pre-pack it into a 'boat'! 'Boat' is later attached to an aeroplane within seconds. System has originated in United States of America (USA) and is called "Speedpack".

    Car is carefully lifted up and fitted into the 'boat'. C/U shot of the label reading "Constellation Speedpack". The star and the wing can be seen under the letters. High angle shot of the MG sitting comfortably in the 'boat'. C/U shot of a man (probably the owner of the car) observing the operation. M/S of the speedpack being towed across tarmac.

    Speedpack under the plane. M/S of a man in pilot's uniform (one of the crew) tying the speedpack to a plane. Speedpack (speed pack) is lifted up to be attached to a plane. Once attached, it looks like an integral part of the plane.

    TWA (Trans World Airlines) aeroplane moves away from the camera, getting ready to take off.

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    01:03:30:00 / 01:05:17:00
    CP 045
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    CP 045
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