• Short Summary

    The Fairey Delta 2 grabs the world air speed record for Britain - with Peter Twiss at controls.

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    SV. Interior, Mr Peter Twiss (right) showing the model of the Fairey Delta 2 to Group Captain Gordon Slade. CU. Model of the Fairey Delta 2 on the aerodrome being prepared for the air speed record flight. SV. Showing the rear of the Fairey Delta. CU. Angle shot showing the "droop-snoot" with the sword fish nose that can be dropped like a drawbridge. CU. Peter Twiss preparing to get into aircraft. Angle shot, mechanic lifting covering from cockpit. SV. Peter Twiss climbs up steps and into cockpit. SV. Officials looking on. SCU. Peter Twiss lowering himself into cockpit. CU. Man looking on. SCU. Twiss seated in cockpit with helmet on and closes cover over him. FV. Fairey Delta being towed out to runway for takeoff. CU. Fairey Delta being towed out to runway for takeoff, pan to streamlined nose. SCU. Group Captain Gordon Slade, right, with Freddy Parker watching takeoff. LV. Observers in a camera sight. Angle shot, observers in camera sight, the vapour trail streaking across sky. CU. Observer working the 80 inch lens. High angle shot showing vapour trail streaking across sky. CU. Observers looking through field glasses. Vapour trail continues its streak across the sky. SV. Observers in camera sight looking towards sky. Vapour trail moves across screen from right to left at terrific speed of 1,132 miles per hour - air speed record. SV. & CU. Interior, radio operator talking into microphone. SV. Pan, Fairey Delta taxiing along runway after record flight. FV. Fairey Delta taxiing towards camera. SV. Group of officials watching. LV. Peter Twiss stepping out of cockpit and takes off his helmet after the record flight. CU. Peter Twiss stepping down from the Fairey Delta plane. CU. Peter Twiss. SV. Peter Twiss, he looks into camera and smiles.

    (F.G. & Orig.Neg.) (Orig.C.) (Title scene J.)

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:12:00 / 01:07:10:00

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