Xb36 Aircraft In Flight 1946

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

    Unused / unissued material.

    Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America.

    New aeroplane Convair XB-36 for the American Air Force undergoes its first trials.

    Elevated view of the huge plane twice the size of a super Fort. Nose of Fort. Wing of plane showing the engines set inside the wing, and the propellors at the rear of the wing. Under wing view of plane mechanics working on the plane give good comparison of size. Tail of plane, two men standing on the fuselage.

    Racing across runway to take off. Taking off. Various angle shots of the plane in flight.

  • Tags

  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:31:00 / 01:34:40:00
    UN 1519 F
    Sort Number:
    UN 1519 F
  • Appears in...

    Science & Technology War & Revolution
  • Stills

Comments (2)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.

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

  • The aircraft seen is the Convair XB-36, Serial Number 213570. It was an experimental craft that led to the creation of the Convair B-36 "Peacemaker" strategic bomber.

    The location is Fort Worth, Texas.

    jamied 16th May 2012
  • Thanks!

    British Pathé 10th Aug 2012

Add your comment

To post a comment, please Register or to add a comment
There are some people who saw their mortality as really rather funny. Here are 12 of the best epitaphs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Duke of Edinburgh has many talents, but it is his unique way with words that often receives the most attention. 
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.
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.
With just days to go before Scotland makes their big decision, Pathe looks at the best of Scotland.