• Short Summary

    Experimental hovercraft point the way to the transport of the future.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Swindon. Hovercraft Of Near Future".

    Swindon, Wiltshire.

    GV of the Hovercraft Vickers VA1 on runway. Nearer shot Ditto. SV Mr Samuel Hughes designer standing alongside VA1. SV one of the props. CU pan part of engine etc., on deck of VA1.

    CU picture showing new type Vickers Hovercraft V 303. SV model of the V 303 being tested on bench. SV another picture showing the size of the Hovercraft in the near future. SV the VA3 being tested in wind tunnel. CU Ditto. SV men at controls. SV VA3 in wind tunnel.

    GV interior of the VA3 in production. SV man at work rolling metal. SV VA3 in production. SV pan exterior the VA3 in tank having spray test. SV Ditto.

    GV Hovercraft VA1 hovering over ground. CU pan down cameraman. SV Hovercraft VA1 towards camera pan to back view into CU. SV cameraman on his hands and knees taking picture. LV towards and pan Hovercraft VA1 travelling at speed.

    (Pathe Neg)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1736.31
    Media URN:
    53896
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/09/1961
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:21:00 / 01:53:37:00
    Canister:
    61/78

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