• Short Summary

    French air force puts on flying display at Villacoublay Aerodrome.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Villacoublay".

    French air display at Villacoublay Aerodrome, nr. Paris, France.

    Various shots of dignitaries and high ranking officers from French army and air force examining aeroplanes on ground. Various shots of bombers and fighter planes flying over airfield. Amongst those watching are military officers from China.

    Note: sound track stops at 01:38:34.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    899.18
    Media URN:
    13241
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    03/12/1936
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:36:00 / 01:38:49:00
    Canister:
    36/97

Comments (1)

  1. ernestfurniture says

    This clip is noteworthy for the inclusion of two types that remained prototypes:

    1. The Amiot 144 shown running-up at about 00:15 and making a fast low pass at about 00:39. This was a development of the 143 but with retractable undercarriage and revised wing planform. Initially ordered in a batch of 25 that was eventually cancelled in favour of more 143s.

    2. The Breguet 470 Fulgur, F-APDY. This follows the Amiot in the clip in a fly-through. It later served with the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War.

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