WWII PLANES- FLIGHT TESTS Test flights of new war planes. The Army's new consolidated bomber- a four-motored giant with a wing span of 110 feet. And the Air Corps' newest observation plane- a tiny craft with special wing flaps, can fly almost straight up and then "hover" in the air.
Date: February 26, 1940 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:03:00, No Audio
CANADIAN AIR MARSHALL VISITS U.S. PLANT Air Marshall William Bishop of Canada visits a Consolidated plant in San Diego, where he inspects bomber plane production. At a lunch held on the tarmac, workers teach him the quaint U.S. custom of donut dunking.
Date: April 29, 1941 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:25:00, No Audio
PB2Y-2 BOMBER PLANE TAKES OFF Spectacular scenes of a PB2Y-2 boat patrol bomber as it takes off from an airbase in San Diego and skims across the water. A terrific closing shot depicts the bomber in flight, its four engine propellers twirling.
Date: March 25, 1941 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:35:00, No Audio
HUGE BOMBER OFF FOR ENGLAND The first of 26, four-motored Consolidated bombing planes for Britain takes off from LaGuardia Field for an unnamed Canadian field. The big craft can carry four tons of bombs at 330 M.P.H.
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