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  • Short Summary

    Attempt at world speed record by XP 38 Thunderjet.

  • Description

    Munroe, California, United States of America.

    The New American XP-38 Jet Plane, with which the Americans are hoping to wrest the Air speed record from Britain. Official speed of this attempt 611 mph.

    C.U. the jet plane is wheeled from the hanger for the record attempt flight. C.U. the pilot Capt., Marton. L. Smith adjusts his crash helmet whilst seated in the plane. M.S. the plane taking off.

    Various shots of the plane streaking across the sky. Experts timing the speed of the plane with cameras and precision instrument. M.S. the plane landing. M.S. the pilot stands in the cockpit of the plane, waves to the camera.

    XP-38 Thunderjet. SMITH. CAPT. MARTIN. L. (U.S. test pilot)

    Lavender & Mute.

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    Film ID:
    2331.04
    Media URN:
    66086
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:12:00 / 01:08:18:00
    Canister:
    UN 1541 D

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