• Short Summary

    A TRIDENT JET AIRLINER, WHICH HAS BEEN BUILT FOR KUWAIT AIRLINES, IS DUE TO LEAVE LONDON TODAY (TUESDAY) FOR TROPICAL TESTS.

  • Description

    1.
    TRIDENT ON TARMAC AT HATFIELD (2 SHOTS)


    2.
    TEST PILOTS JOHN CUNNINGHAM AND PETER BUGGE ENTER AIRCRAFT


    3.
    KUWAIT AIRLINES MARKINGS ... PAN ALONG... REST OF AIRCRAFT TO TAIL


    4.
    AIRCRAFT STEPS TAKEN AWAY


    5.
    CUNNINGHAM AT CONTROLS


    6.
    TRIDENT STARTS TO TAXI


    7.
    TRIDENT TAXIS AND TURNS


    8.
    DITTO, TOWARDS CAMERA


    9.
    DITTO, AWAY FROM CAMERA


    10.
    TRIDENT TAKES OFF


    11.
    DITTO


    12.
    TRIDENT FLIES PAST


    13.
    CUTAWAY - CHOCK AWAY


    14.
    GROUND CREW MEMBER GIVES THUMBS UP




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A TRIDENT JET AIRLINER, WHICH HAS BEEN BUILT FOR KUWAIT AIRLINES, IS DUE TO LEAVE LONDON TODAY (TUESDAY) FOR TROPICAL TESTS.

    THE TRIDENT - IT IS THE NEWER ONE-E VERSION - WILL HAVE ITS HOT WEATHER AND TROPICAL TRIALS BASED ON NAIROBI AND KARACHI. ONE OF THE MAIN PURPOSES IS TO TEST ITS ROLLS-ROYCE SPEY 25 ENGINES - A MORE POWERFUL VERSION OF THE ENGINES WHICH POWER THE TRIDENTS NOW IN SERVICE WITH BRITISH EUROPEAN AIRWAYS.

    TWO TRIDENT ONE-E'S ARE ON ORDER FOR KUWAIT AIRLINES, WITH THE FIRST TO BE DELIVERED NEXT YEAR. THE REAR-ENGINED JET CAN CARRY 109 PASSENGERS AND FLY 2,000-MILE HOPS WITHOUT REFUELLING. IT CAN TRAVEL AT MORE THAN 600 MILES AN HOUR.

    (OTHERS HAVE BEEN ORDERED BY PAKISTAN INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS AND IRAQI AIRLINES).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE0J23L03O0WSKZO6A4I540ZPE
    Media URN:
    VLVAE0J23L03O0WSKZO6A4I540ZPE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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