• Short Summary

    New refuelling methods allow a Meteor jet to stay in the air for over 12 hours.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Mid Air Refuelled Jet Fighter Breaks Record".

    Tarrant Rushton airport, Dorset.

    MV Gloster Meteor jet fighter rams re-fuelling funnel. MV Side view Meteor attached to re-fuelling funnel pan to Lancaster tanker plane.

    CU Mr McGregor, designer of the system. MV Meteor taxiing to a stop. CU Fuel induction pipe on nose of Meteor. MV Experimental staff looking at funnel under Lancaster. SV Funnel showing red light.

    SV Mr Pat Hornige, test pilot pulling hood over cockpit. LV Towards and pan Meteor taking off. LV Tanker re-fuelling pipe being let out. SV Funnel and pipe line leaving tanker 'plane. MV Meteor in flight. MV Lower angle Meteor flying onto funnel. CU Meteor rams funnel and continues flight. MS Tail 'plane of Lancaster with line connected to Meteor. CU Pilot (Tommy Marks) and co-pilot of tanker. SV Engineer in tanker. CU Fuel indicators registering entry. CU Meteor disconnects itself from fuel pipe, pan as it peels off.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1421.24
    Media URN:
    46309
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1949
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:08:00 / 01:34:23:00
    Canister:
    49/67

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