• Short Summary

    Views of a new American bomber - it has floats and wheels.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "US Navy Mystery Plane".

    Anacostia Naval Base, Maryland, United States of America (USA).

    Various good shots of the amphibious version of the Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina flying boat. landing at an American naval airfield. Various closer shots showing how the wheels and floats retract into the machine to change it back into a normal Catalina flying boat.

    (Dublin reel)

    Paperwork suggests that this plane is given the code number - XBBY5A - and that it is a long range bomber.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1033.33
    Media URN:
    20235
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/01/1940
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:44:00 / 01:37:33:00
    Canister:
    40/7 (Dublin)

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Annacosta" should read Anacostia.

    The plane is a Consolidated PBY-5A (rather than PPY) Catalina flying boat.

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  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks. Changes made.

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