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A Great Triumph For Pilot, The Air Force And British Aircraft! (1931)

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Uploaded by Media Archive on 11/17/2016
Flt. Lt. Stainforth breaks speed record in Vickers' Supermarine Rolls-Royce S6B seaplane. Full title reads: "Calshot. A Great Triumph for Pilot, the Air Force and British Aircraft! - 'Hats off' to Flt. Lt. Stainforth and the Vickers' Supermarine Rolls-Royce S6B - who have staggered the whole world by amazing record of 408.8 mph!" Calshot, Hampshire. Shots of mechanics working on fuselage of S6B seaplane in an aircraft hanger. The mechanics are working on the engine. Shots of the sea plane being floated out onto the water. The plane picks up speed as it travels out across the water. It finally takes off. Shots of the aeroplane flying around overhead. CU of Flight Lieutenant Stainforth of the RAF - Royal Airforce. N.B. The S6B was a forerunner of the Supermarine Spitfire

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