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  • Short Summary

    Demonstrations of inflatables, particularly hovercraft at RAF Research Centre, Cardington

  • Description

    Cardington, Bedfordshire

    R.A.F. RESEARCH CENTRE AT CARDINGTON.

    V.S. Demonstration by Joy Tapley to show how a hoist works with compressed air in an inflatable tube. As the air goes into the tube, the hoist rises. M.S. Inflatable hovercraft unloaded from back of car. G.V. Large hangar in which the tests are carried out. V.S. Hovercraft being inflated. It is finally filled and starts to move. M.S. Small single hovercraft. M.S. Showing inflatable tank filled with air, this could be used in warfare as a dummy target. V.S. Large inflated 'Small Wing Mayfly' and then the small package it came out of. V.S. Some airmen climb on to another hovercraft to show its carrying abilities. The craft moves easily across the tarmac.

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    Film ID:
    3200.17
    Media URN:
    89673
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1966
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:07:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:50:00 / 01:43:07:00
    Canister:
    UN 4129 B

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