• Short Summary

    Footage of new XB 36 aircraft in flight.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material.

    Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America.

    New aeroplane Convair XB-36 for the American Air Force undergoes its first trials.

    Elevated view of the huge plane twice the size of a super Fort. Nose of Fort. Wing of plane showing the engines set inside the wing, and the propellors at the rear of the wing. Under wing view of plane mechanics working on the plane give good comparison of size. Tail of plane, two men standing on the fuselage.

    Racing across runway to take off. Taking off. Various angle shots of the plane in flight.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2321.15
    Media URN:
    74718
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:31:00 / 01:34:40:00
    Canister:
    UN 1519 F

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The aircraft seen is the Convair XB-36, Serial Number 213570. It was an experimental craft that led to the creation of the Convair B-36 "Peacemaker" strategic bomber.

    The location is Fort Worth, Texas.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks!

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