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  • Short Summary

    Footage of seaplane inflight.

  • Description

    Kinkhead (unused seaplane story). Location of events unknown.

    Several poor shots of seaplane, inflight, landing and taking off.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2392.10
    Media URN:
    76265
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1928
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:45:00 / 01:31:36:00
    Canister:
    ON 299 D

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    The title, text and tags refers to the subject of this clip as "Kinkhead", however he is in fact Samuel Kinkead.

    The aircraft in the clip is almost certainly a Supermarine S5.

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  2. Julian Lewis says

    This film was shot on Sunday, 11 March 1928, when Flight Lieutenant Samuel Kinkead DSO DSC* DFC* successfully flew the Supermarine-Napier seaplane N221 at an unofficial speed of 330mph. The three clips of him coming ashore, coming in to land and setting out, have been assembled in reverse order.

    Sadly, he was killed the following day, during the official world speed record attempt, when his seaplane, designed by R J Mitchell, dived almost vertically into the Solent.

    The story of Kink's adventurous life is summarised on this page of my website:
    http://www.julianlewis.net/books/racing-ace/3796:the-life-of-fl-lt-s-m-kink-kinkead-1897-1928-1998-03-12

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