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  • Short Summary

    The 'tailless' aeroplane takes to the sky in Germany.

  • Description

    Germany.

    Full titles read: "THE QUAINTEST PLANE YET ! - Young German inventor - aviator makes successful flight in "the tailless 'plane.'"

    M/S of the young inventor sitting in cockpit of the 'tailless plane'. L/S's of crowds of people watching as the aeroplane is towed along the ground by a cord and takes-off. Various shots of the plane in flight.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    808.07
    Media URN:
    19533
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/11/1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:33:00 / 01:10:53:00
    Canister:
    G 1656

Comments (1)

  1. steelpillow says

    This is the Storch V designed by Alexander Lippisch, built by the RRG and first flown in 1929. Lippisch would go on to design the similarly tailless swept Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet rocket fighter of WWII.

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