• Short Summary

    Trials are made to use Sikorsky helicopters as U-boat killers.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "U-BOAT KILLER".

    Long Island Sound.

    Various shots of a Sikorsky XR-4 helicopter on a converted merchant ship "Bunker Hill" demonstrating it can land and take off from a special flight deck on the ship. The idea is to load the helicopter with a depth charge and hover over U-boat targets and score a more direct hit.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1085.18
    Media URN:
    38088
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/06/1943
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:34:00 / 01:33:14:00
    Canister:
    43/47

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The ship is the merchant tanker "Bunker Hill".

    The location is Long Island Sound.

    The helicopter is the Sikorsky XR-4. See pages 1 and 4 of the attached for further details.......

    www.sikorskyarchives.com/newsindex/News%
    20Mar 00 R-4.pdf

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  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks.

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