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Title:UNIVERSAL TALKING NEWS (1930) - A NINE TON BULLET [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 880-01e
Summary: Newsreel item on experiments in launching aircraft by means of a steam catapult at Farnborough, 1930.
Description: A Vickers Virginia bomber is set up to be fired from one of the catapults. First, a pilot gets into a smaller aircraft, a Fairey IIIF (not a seaplane) which is launched by one version of the catapult, and goes on to overfly the airfield.
Production Details: Universal (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
Keywords: aircraft, British - combat: Vickers Virginia & [R and D] (object name)
aircraft, British - combat: Fairey IIIF (object name)
engineering, military, British (object name)
GB, England & Farnborough, Hants <airfield> (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 164 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Summary: despite the production company name, this item is silent, not mute. But see also IWM 880-01h
Technical: this item is held on a single reel with films IWM 880-01a to IWM 880-01h. The can is marked as IWM 880-01