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  • Short Summary

    Herr Opel test flies rocket driven aeroplane.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Rocket 'plane flight. Undaunted by two narrow escapes from death, Herr Opel succeeds in making short flight in 'plane of revolutionary design. Frankfurt, Germany.

    M/S as the aeroplane is carried along. M/S of Herr Opel stood talking to another man. Various shots as Opel fiddles with the rocket part. M/S of him in the pilot's seat, people crowd round him. M/S as the rocket is wheeled along. M/S as the aeroplane taxis, smoke comes out of the back and it comes to a halt tipped over on one wing. M/S as the aeroplane is launched again off the end of some rails.

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    Film ID:
    804.16
    Media URN:
    18633
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:41:00 / 01:24:15:00
    Canister:
    G 1647

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The aircraft seen here is the Opel-Sander RAK. I, (also known as Opel RAK. I).

    "M/S of Herr Opel stood talking to another man." - that's Fritz von Opel talking to pyrotechnic engineer Friedrich Sander.

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