The maiden flight of the largest cargo plane, the French "Cormoran", carrying a three ton truck, including aerial shots.
Unused / unissued material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
Villacoublay Airfield, near Paris, France
LS. A French transport plane, the NC 211 "Cormoran II" (also named the "Flying Wagon"), standing on Villacoublay airfield on 17th April 1949. MS "Cormoran" with smaller aircraft under its wing. CU Three ton truck entering nose of plane up ramp. CU Truck disappearing into the plane, doors closing. MS Pilot Dellys (?) at controls of plane. CU Nose of cargo plane. MS "Cormoran" taking off on her maiden flight ( a tragic accident had happened to the previous model, "Cormoran I"). (2 shots). Aerial shots of "Cormoran" in flight. (2 shots). MS "Cormoran" landing and taxiing in. (2 shots).
Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 19/04/1949.