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  • Short Summary

    The Blackburn Rolls-Royce Iris III flying boat takes to the sky, Felixstowe, Kent.

  • Description

    Felixstowe, Suffolk.

    Full titles read: "OUR NEW "GIANT OF THE SKIES" - Blackburn Rolls-Royce Iris III - Britain's largest all metal flying boat - makes majestic spectacle at her test flights."

    L/S's of the enormous bi-plane type flying boat being slowly winched down ramp into the sea. L/S's of the plane speeding through the water being powered by three large engines before finally taking off. L/S's of the plane flying through the air. Nice shot of the plane flying just above the sea at dusk (or it could be dawn), another flying boat can be seen floating in the sea in the foreground. Various more shots of the plane in flight. L/S of plane landing

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    810:03
    Media URN:
    18698
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    25/11/1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:30:00 / 01:05:46:00
    Canister:
    G 1662

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Despite the title card the aircraft was more correctly called a "Blackburn Iris III", (powered by three Rolls Royce engines).

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