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  • Short Summary

    A seaplane is launched using a catapult device.

  • Description

    Item title reads: " Death Missed By Inches. Coolheaded and skilful handling by pilot during tests with new catapult launching device, averts disaster."

    United States of America (USA).

    M/S of a ship in dock. There are Stars and Stripes flags flying. On the far side, the seaplane can be seen, being swung round into position on a catapult ramp. The catapult device is fired somehow, and the seaplane is seen to shoot off. It launches, but bumps over the water of the bay without taking off. Finally it achieves lift off, climbing into the air, turning and banking.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    710.30
    Media URN:
    33596
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/12/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:45:00 / 01:45:00:00
    Canister:
    G 1462

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