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  • Short Summary

    US Navy aircraft on display and in the air.

  • Description

    Item title reads: "America's latest 170 mph. battle plan! Pilot 'shows off' her wonderful speed and fighting capabilities. ".

    Mitchell Field, United States of America (USA).

    M/S of a biplane, from the rear. C/U view of the propeller and radial engine. M/S from the side as the mechanics start the engine by cranking a starting handle on the side. A man walks into the foreground. M/S of plane, viewed from the front, it taxis away and takes off, climbing into the air. The aircraft turns and banks, and returns to fly low over the airfield. Aircraft hangers can be seen in the background. More shots of the aircraft in the sky, performing rolls and dives.

    Intertitle reads: "New craft is put through some difficult stunts very close to the ground."

    Note: this is a repeat of a sequence from *PM0674* - 24 but includes inverted flying, flying upside down. The planes have US Navy marked on the side.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    674.25
    Media URN:
    32840
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:59:00 / 01:52:29:00
    Canister:
    G 1385

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