• Short Summary

    Views of the Akron airship demonstrating its ability to act as a flying aircraft carrier.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "America. First 'Plane-carrying Airship. Tiny 'planes hook on & take off giant Navy Dirigible - in spectacular first tests."

    United States of America.

    Two small aeroplanes take off from an air field.

    Shot of man in uniform on board the air ship.

    Aerial view of the small plane flying close below the US Navy airship. The plane slowly rises up to hook onto a 'mooring trapeze' hanging below the airship.

    Airship staff look out.

    Good shot of the airship with the plane below it. Quick shot of the plane dropping away from the airship.

    Man on board airship operates wheel.

    Shot of airship with plane close below it.

    C/U plane hooking on to small metal contraption hanging below airship. Long shot of the airship - the voice over says it is the Akron and it can hold five of these biplanes inside the envelope. Shots of one of the planes falling away from the airship.

    * Beta copy may not contain whole film - check.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    675.05
    Media URN:
    4984
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:14:00 / 01:07:00:00
    Canister:
    32/40

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