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  • Short Summary

    A look at a very odd design of aeroplane from Germany.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Berlin. The Duck Plane - aviation's latest! The wings are at the rear, engines are under the wings, and it can fly backwards."

    Berlin, Germany.

    This odd looking plane is pushed out of its hanger. Closer shots as the pilot climbs into the cockpit. The engines are turned over by a mechanic.

    The plane taxis away across the airfield and takes off. Shots of plane in flight - it looks very weird.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    749.11
    Media URN:
    7938
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1930
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:57:00 / 01:20:15:00
    Canister:
    30/45

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The aircraft seen here is a Focke-Wulf F19 Ente (meaning "Duck"), Reg. No. D-1960.

    Only two of this aircraft were ever built, and here we're seeing the second one.

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  2. jamied says

    More of this craft can be seen in clip 875.11.

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