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  • Description

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

    Location unknown.

    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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  • Data

    Archive
    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
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    War & Revolution Science & Technology
    WorkSpaces
    Post War New works Vehicles
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "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.

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