• Short Summary

    First flight of the Handley Page 'Hannibal' aeroplane - it's big!

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Radlett. Giant British airliner. Handley Page "Hannibal" first of fleet of eight - largest passenger machine in World makes successful first flight."

    Radlett, Hertfordshire.

    Shots of a prototype Handley Page H.P. 42 'Hannibal' biplane airliner. It is for use by Imperial Airways. Chocks are removed from the wheels. The plane moves off along the airfield.

    Shots of the large four engined aeroplane flying overhead. Nice shots as it comes in to land after maiden flight.

    Mr Handley-Page stands with a small group of dignitaries and says a few words about the aircraft. He thanks the designer and the test pilots.

    N.B. Misidentified in tape box as 30/56 - it is part of 30/50.

    This material is from 1930s Extras Reel 1 - keep separately from original newsreels.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    709.12
    Media URN:
    6212
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1930
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:09:00 / 01:17:31:00
    Canister:
    30/50

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The aircraft is a prototype Handley Page H.P. 42, Reg. No. G-AAGX, named "Hannibal".

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks for the extra details.

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