• Short Summary

    Senior army officers attended a transportation demonstration at Aborfield, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Depot, nr.

  • Description

    Senior army officers attended a transportation demonstration at Aborfield, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Depot, nr. Reading. Main piece of the demonstration was a Whirlwind Helicopter.

    Proof of the Whirlwind's ability and performance was a lifting operation. The helicopter picked up a disabled Chipmunk aircraft weighing over a ton.

    A cable dangling from the helicopter was attached to wires round the Chipmunk and the plane lifted from the ground.

    Landing the "invalid" was as easy as the pick-up.

    The demonstration was part of a programme to accustom the officers with the use of helicopters in such operations.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA52X3ILRMMX7C1XVH4XPIHQVRE
    Media URN:
    VLVA52X3ILRMMX7C1XVH4XPIHQVRE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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