• Short Summary

    Pilots are tested in a pressure chamber before flying new Seafire aeroplanes.

  • Description

    Seafires and pressure chamber.

    Location of events unknown.

    L/S of new Seafire aeroplanes. M/S of them on aircraft carrier. M/S as pilot gets in cockpit, one taxis and take off. M/S of pilots entering pressure chamber. Medical officer watches as they experience air conditions up to 35,000 feet, their reactions are watched and timed. The pilot loses consciousness, oxygen is turned on and gauge adjusted. He recovers and carries on writing. M/S pressure gauge. M/S as he writes, his fingers twitch and fall away as pressure is raised again. Various shots of the tests. M/S as Seafire taxis and lands.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1491.22
    Media URN:
    48620
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:56:00 / 01:34:01:00
    Canister:
    NSP 397

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