• Short Summary

    Launching of British-built Biplane 'Calcutta'. Built for Imperial Airways and equipped with three?

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION - NEW GIANT FLYING BOAT

    ENGLAND: Kent, Rochester

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    Seaplane 'Calcutta' on slipway / Crew on wings of 'Calcutta'
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    The Mayoress (Mrs F.C.A. Mathews) breaks a bottle on the plane which slides into the water /'Caclutta on the water / Men alongside 'Calcutta' in rowing boat /

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    Passengers seated waiting for takeoff

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    The seaplane 'Calcutta' moves across the water
    Background: Launching of British-built Biplane 'Calcutta'. Built for Imperial Airways and equipped with three Bristol Jupiter engines the seaplane 'Calcutta' (15,000 H.P. with seating for fifteen and fitted with a kitchen was launched in Rochester on February 14th, 1928.
    The first Short S8 Calcutta flying boat G-EBVG built for Imperial Airways launched in Rochester, Kent.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAASFN7GWH9ATVNMW4WDC8JB16J
    Media URN:
    VLVAASFN7GWH9ATVNMW4WDC8JB16J
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont Graphic Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1928
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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