• Short Summary

    Cost-effective twin-wngine helicopter launched in the Netherlands. Good quality.

  • Description

    Location unspecified, Holland

    LS. Dutch two-engine Ramjet helicopter in flight. CU. diagram of helicopter, pan to draught being explained to two men. Various shots inside aircraft factory. CU. Mechanics working on parts of helicopter. GV. Mechanics wheeling out finished helicopter. Shots of helicopter flying at night (only the propellers can be made out in the dark, although this image is quite striking) Lorry with helicopter on the back, sign which reads "SOESTERBERG". LS. MS. Prince Bernhard looking at helicopter, SV. Pilot in helicopter putting on helmet. MS. Prince Bernard watching. Shots of helicopter in flight (camera follows for about one minute) CU. Prince Bernhard. CU. Helicopter landing. (F.G.)

    Language - Dutch

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:52:00 / 01:13:34:00
    UN 3032 D

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The helicopter seen here is an H-3 Kolibrie "Hummingbird", made by Nederlandse Helikopter Industrie (NHI). Note that "Kolibrie" is Dutch for hummingbird.

    "Lorry with helicopter on the back" - this was a specially-developed trailer called the "helicar", necessary for transportation due to the helicopter's high fuel consumption.

    Just 9 examples of this helicopter were built.

    Another H-3 Kolibrie can be seen in clip 91.18.

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  2. OldSaltMKII says

    Currently the films listed below have been identified (two of them by jamied) to show the Dutch NHI Kolibrie
    jet helicopter Films #1 (ID91.18) and #2 (ID2778) seem to show the same flight demonstration at Swannington
    Aerodrome, Norwich, Norfolk. Links and film data are:

    #1) DataCataloguer:SanjaStock:ColourSound:SoundMedia URN:1473Sort Number:CP 235Time in/Out:01:47:20:00 / 01:49:21:00Canister:CP 235Film ID:91.18Issue Date:29/06/1959

    #2) DataCataloguer:AmeliaStock:ColourSound:MuteMedia URN:81663Sort Number:UN 3361 ETime in/Out:01:00:02:00 / 01:00:34:00Canister:UN 3361 EFilm ID:2778.01Issue Date:1950 - 1959

    DataCataloguer:JamesStock:Black & WhiteSound:SoundMedia URN:69423Sort Number:UN 3032 DTime in/Out:01:10:52:00 / 01:13:34:00Canister:UN 3032 DFilm ID:2580.04Issue Date:

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