• Short Summary

    A huge seaplane, the Sikorsky Amphibian, is seen in flight.

  • Description

    (Pathetone main titles.)
    Full titles read: "The Giant. Meet the newest Sikorsky Amphibian 'Plane... four engines of over 2,000 h.p. - net weight (without wrapper) 17 tons."

    United States of America (USA).

    M/S of a huge seaplane with four big propellors across the top standing outside an aircraft hangar; a smaller plane stands in front of it. Igor Sikorsky gives us more details about the plane. L/Ss of the aeroplane taking off from the sea and in flight.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1040.14
    Media URN:
    37049
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1931
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:58:00 / 01:35:30:00
    Canister:
    PT 081

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "A man with a South American accent (could be Sikorsky?)" - this is indeed Igor Sikorsky, but he's Russian!

    The plane he's describing is the Sikorsky S-40 amphibious flying boat, one of only 3 ever built.

  2. British Pathé says

    Whoops!

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