The Ultra Modern In Fighter Planes 1945

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    Full title reads: "ULTRA MODERN IN FIGHTER PLANES".

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    Various shots of the new American fighter plane XP. 55 Ascender, on ground in flight and manoeuvring.

    Various shots of the jet unit of the first British jet plane (The Squirt) taxiing, taking off, in flight and landing. (These are the first newsreel pictures of the prototype British Gloucester, jet propelled aircraft E. 28/39 made to the design of Air Commodore Frank Whittle).

    Several shots of the new American Bell P. 59 fighter plane at airfield. Several shots of the Bell P. 59 in flight with the ordinary fighter plane underlining advantages of the new plane. Several shots of the Bell P. 59 in flight and manoeuvring.

    (The Bell P.59 is an American jet plane).

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    39770
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1145.22
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:17:00 / 01:50:16:00
    Canister:
    45/20
    Sort Number:
    45/020
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  • "the new American fighter plane XP. 55 Ascender" - this aircraft is the second prototype Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender, Serial No, 42-78846. This is the only survivor of the three prototype Ascenders made, and now resides in the "Air Zoo Museum" at the Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport.

    "British Gloucester" - should read British Gloster.

    jamied 9th Mar 2014

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