Supersonic Plane 1949

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    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.

    Muroc Dry Lake, California, United States of America (USA). American voiceovered newsreel material.

    LV Towards and pan Douglas Skyrocket taking off at Muroc Dry Lake.

    LV Pan Skyrocket streaking across.

    LV Towards Skyrocket streaking across sky. It goes out of frame.

    LV Back view Skyrocket in flight.

    LV Technicians around timing instrument.

    SV Man panning with timing instrument.

    SV Man standing by wind indicator.

    LV Towards and pan Skyrocket in flight.

    LV Towards Skyrocket streaks across screen. Back view Skyrocket streaks through sky and climbs rapidly.

    Cataloguer's Note: The Skyrocket, claimed to fly at speeds exceeding 760 mph and was piloted by Gene May. - MD

    Possibly connected with 49/99 - MD.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    60063
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1534.04
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:07:00 / 01:04:44:00
    Canister:
    UNSO Reel 075 E
    Sort Number:
    UNSO 075 E
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