• Short Summary

    Demonstration of the YB52 heavy jet bomber and jet helicopter for US Army Secretary.

  • Description

    Seattle, Washington, USA. Cut story with American commentary.

    LV. Boeing YB-52 eight-jet heavy bomber standing at dispersal point. SV. One pair of Pratt and Whitney jets on wing. GV. Aerial YB52 runway. SV. Pan, YB starts take off run. MS. Towards and pan, jet bomber flying past camera. MV. YB52 landing on eight double-tandem wheels at (13) parachute brake release, pan to B.V. SCU. Small jet on end of single seater XH-26 Jet Jeep helicopter rotor. SV. Rotor revolving. SV.Pilot in helicopter 'jeep' rises vertically. CU. Frank Pace, Secretary of US Army and high ranking officers looking on. SV. Helicopter airborne, pilot giving no-hands demonstration.LS. Helicopter airborne SV. Helicopter descends vertically, beside cameraman. (F.G.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2612.01
    Media URN:
    78002
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1952
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:01:09:00
    Canister:
    UN 2468 D

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The large aircraft seen here is the prototype Boeing YB-52, which later evolved in to the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress.

    The helicopter is the experimental XH-26 Jet Jeep, Serial No. 01840, developed by the American Helicopter Company.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks for the excellent details.

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