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  • Short Summary

    British engineers build Comet airliners for use by Air France.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material -

    Hatfield, Hertfordshire.

    VS in aircraft manufacture factory of Comet airliners being built for Air France. Undercarriage being fitted. Nearly completed plane being worked on in hanger. MS men working on wing. MS of tail plane. MS part of wing showing parts moving. Undercarriage being tested. More shots of men fitting parts to plane. Various parts of engine being fitted and lifted into place in mounting on wing. VS of engineers looking over plans - possibly Air France inspectors Dollow, Bossard, Brevet, Leduc, Marchand and Cescousse. More shots of assembly work. Small parts are filed down to fit.

    (Orig.Neg & Lav.) Old record suggests material dates from around 22/04/1953.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2783.02
    Media URN:
    81787
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1953
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:25:00 / 01:14:18:00
    Canister:
    UN 2570 B

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