A look at how jets are made and tested for air speed records.
Item title reads - Behind the news. Air speed record - the inside story.
Derwent, Cumbria. Farnborough, Hampshire.
L/S of a jet plane streaking across the sky at 600 miles per hour during a practice run. Various good shots of the machines and men in the Rolls Royce Merlin factory at Derwent turning out parts for the jet engines. C/U as flames shoot from a jet research engine at the Air Ministry's research station at Farnborough. Various shots of the engineers at work. C/U as a freshly painted plane fuselage is wheeled into the electrically heated drying shed. M/S of the large fan in the wind tunnel starting up. C/U of a scale model jet plane inside a wind tunnel. Jet expert Dr. Roxby Cox commentates on the progress of the jet aeroplane saying he is proud of the collaboration which produces the finest jets. L/S as jet streaks across sky.
*NB: alternative spelling - Dr. Roxbee Cox