• Short Summary

    Shots of the Perth, the RAF's new huge flying boat - with its impressive big gun.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Brough. New 'Battleship of the Air'! Latest and largest RAF boat, the Blackburn Rolls Royce-engined 'Perth' first of four to be completed, carrying quickfiring 1.5" gun, named and launched."

    Brough, near Hull, Humberside.

    A bottle of champagne is smashed against the nose of a large flying boat. Various shots of the plane. The three Rolls Royce engines are seen turning over. The flying boat is seen moving off. Various shots of the Vickers-Armstrong quick firing machine gun mounted in the nose of the plane. The forward gunner takes up a firing position. A round is fired from the gun.

    N.B. R.A.F. stands for Royal Air Force.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    735.08
    Media URN:
    6676
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:01:00 / 01:09:41:00
    Canister:
    33/82

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