• Short Summary

    Production of civil aviation plane Tudor II stopped with great loss of tax payers' money.

  • Description

    Full title reads: " THE TUDOR MUDDLE".

    Avro-Tudor Works, Manchester, Lancashire & Filton, Gloucestershire.

    Angle shot of Avro Tudor II aircraft on aerodrome. Engines taking over. Avro Tudor taking off towards and zooms over camera. Several shots of Avro Tudor II in air.

    Long shot of redundant Tudor II planes lined up in factory. Tail of Tudor II. Close up shot of name 'AVRO - Tudor II' on tail. Long shot of redundant Tudor II.

    Draughtsmen at work in drawing office on modification of design. Close up shot of a model shot of Tudor IV with its predecessors the York and Lancaster. Several close up shots of model of Tudor II.

    Planes under construction in wing and body assembly bay. Lines of Tudor bodies half under construction. Section of body showing round windows of the original design. Section of body showing square windows after modification. Long shot of wing assembly bay. Wing being assembled after modification. Close up shot of a man working on wing. Tudor I plane - body assembled.

    Several shots of the men working on the interior - fixing seats. Men removing seats from plane - seats lined up in foreground. Lifting seats down from plane. Long shot of Avro Tudor IV - later model, improved. Nose of Tudor IV with sign 'B.S.S.A'. Long shot of Avro Tudor V. Nose of Tudor V with sign 'B.S.S.A'.

    Filton, Gloucestershire - Pan, giant Brabazon I plane outside hangar. Workmen pushing large wheels under fuselage. Plane in hangar. Crowds in foreground. Crowds running into hangar around Brabazon plane.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:24:00 / 01:13:15:00

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