• Short Summary

    A look at how jets are made and tested for air speed records.

  • Description

    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.

    End titles.

    *NB: alternative spelling - Dr. Roxbee Cox

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1408.22
    Media URN:
    45838
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/08/1946
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:00:00 / 01:33:30:00
    Canister:
    46/69

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