• Short Summary

    A look at scientific research into gas turbine engines - but don't expect shots of futuristic jet cars just yet!

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    Le Mans, France and the Midlands.

    The development of the gas turbine engine - a look at the scientific research behind it.

    High angled shot of Le Mans race course, panning shot follows a car whiz past. Point of view shot looking over the steering wheel of a jet-powered car. Various point of view shot from inside car as it speeds around the race course.

    C/U of a man using a blow torch on a piece of car engine. Panning shots along workshop benches, scientists are working on bits of engines. M/S of two scientists fitting a circular piece of engine - a heat exchanger - into industrial oven where it is baked to reduce fuel consumption. M/S of a scientist sitting behind a glass screen, pan to a piece of engine held in a clamp. Top shot of the piece being "tested to destruction". The scientists are seen entering the test laboratory and removing bits of engine from their clamps. The men disassemble the bits, zoom in on a half broken cog. Extreme C/U on rollers on a track simulator. Zoom out from a dial showing position and speed of car to show scientist taking readings from the track simulator. C/U on scientist, extreme C/U on thermometer type gauge he is reading, zoom out. Panning shot follows rapid rise of mercury in a thermometer. Various C/Us of dials, gauges, pipes and bits of engine.

    More L/Ss of cars racing around the Le Mans' circuit. M/S of winning car doing a slow lap of honour, the pit team sit on the roof and bonnet.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:55:00 / 01:10:12:00
    CP 582

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