• Short Summary

    American rocket and jet powered Douglas Skyrocket breaks air speed records.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "US Claim World Record For Super Jet".

    Muroc Dry Lake, California, United States of America (USA).

    LV Towards and pan Douglas Skyrocket taking off at Muroc Dry Lake.

    LV Pan Skyrocket streaking across.

    LV Towards Skyrocket streaking across sky. It goes out of frame.

    LV Back view Skyrocket in flight.

    LV Technicians around timing instrument.

    SV Man panning with timing instrument.

    SV Man standing by wind indicator.

    LV Towards and pan Skyrocket in flight.

    LV Towards Skyrocket streaks across screen. Back view Skyrocket streaks through sky and climbs rapidly.

    Cataloguer's Note: The Skyrocket, claimed to fly at speeds exceeding 760 mph and was piloted by Gene May. - MD

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1427.29
    Media URN:
    46537
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    12/12/1949
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:13:00 / 01:43:53:00
    Canister:
    49/99

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