• Short Summary

    The Fairey "Rotodyne" vertical take-off airliner showed its capabilities as a flying crane in a recent demonstration for the Army, Navy and Air Force in Berkshire.

  • Description

    The Fairey "Rotodyne" vertical take-off airliner showed its capabilities as a flying crane in a recent demonstration for the Army, Navy and Air Force in Berkshire.

    It lifted a bridge section, claimed toi be the largest structure ever lifted by air in the world, from the Fairey Company's airfield rear Maidenhead to a river about 3 miles away. The bridge section was over 100ft. long - about twice the length of the "Rotodyne" - and fins had been fitted to it to stop it swinging about in mid air.

    The "Rotodyne" used was the prototype. Production models will carry loads of nine tons or more. The British Government is negotiating toi buy military "Rotodynes".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5ZOX41YQMAGEJS8LABJKRWQBB
    Media URN:
    VLVA5ZOX41YQMAGEJS8LABJKRWQBB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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