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  • Short Summary

    An enormous parachute is used to drop weight from aeroplane in tests at American air base.

  • Description

    Full title missing, according to issue sheet it reads: "World's largest parachute. 51 feet across and capable of supporting an aeroplane, successfully tried out".

    San Diego, California, United States of America (USA).

    Various shots of an enormous parachute billowing in wind. It is attached to a jeep, several airmen hold its ropes steady. They appear to be on a military base. The parachute has word - 'wings' - written on it.

    M/S of several men working on undercarriage of an aeroplane. C/U of men fitting a bundle - the parachute? - to the undercarriage. Various shots of two aeroplanes in flight. Panning shot follows a weight (looks like a bomb) as it is dropped from aeroplane and floats down to earth on parachute.

    Cuts exist - see separate record for details.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    630.01
    Media URN:
    26113
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    30/08/1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:02:00 / 01:01:02:00
    Canister:
    G 1324

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