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  • Short Summary

    A giant Flying Boat, the "Iris-Blackburn", takes off for the R.A.F. base at Basra.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Giant 'plane of the air. 3 engined all-metal hulled 13 ton "Iris-Blackburn" Flying Boat, largest yet, destined for R.A.F. base at Basra, launched. Brough.

    Various shots as the giant Flying Boat is towed along by a traction engine, it is a large aeroplane capable of floating and taking off from the water. M/S as it is wheeled down to the water's edge. L/S of it in the water, it sails along on the surface. L/S as it speeds across the sea and takes off.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    744.21
    Media URN:
    35117
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/09/1928
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:50:00 / 01:35:22:00
    Canister:
    G 1541

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Despite the title card, the plane was actually called a "Blackburn Iris". Just 5 were built.

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