• Short Summary

    American aircraft developments.

  • Description

    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.

    Title reads: "Air News". American voiceovered newsreel material.

    Muroc, California, United States of America (USA).

    SV Captain Charles (Chuck) Yeager walking towards entrance of XF-1 'Glamorous Glennis.' SV Ground mechanic give thumbs up sign to cockpit. Pilot replies. LV XF-1 taking off. LV Pan XF-1 roaring down runway. Takes off and climbs rapidly.

    Point Mugu, California.

    SV Black Widow night fighter in flight, carrying the Gorgon Fourth ramjet robot under wing. Robot's engine starts. CU Fuselage of Black Widow and rocket flames pan to robot slung under wing. LV Black Widow carrying robot under wing, drops robot. CU Robot falls away. LV Robot streaking across sky.

    Hawaii.

    VS of Bill Odum and is plane Waikiki Beach preparing for a night flight to New York. VS of him having landed at Oaklands, California - forced down by heavy winds.

    Possibly connected with 49/7 - MD.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1526.10
    Media URN:
    59874
    Group:
    Unknown sel originals
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:38:00 / 01:11:22:00
    Canister:
    UNSO Reel 049 H

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