OLD CATS - SHIP CATAPULTS

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Subjects:

  • Science and technology
  • Ships and shipping

Genres:

  • Industrial

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: OLD CATS - SHIP CATAPULTS

Reference number: 6303

Date: 1935*

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: Non-Fiction

Running time: 8.03 mins

Description: Launching a biplane from a ship by catapult.

See also ref. 6316

Shotlist: [shotlisted from LTC timecode, Digibeta]

(00.00) gvs ship aircraft carrier. Men hand crank the catapult launch on deck into position. Extension and pulling back of the catapult (01.30) catapult action. Men in white naval uniform stand by and observe (01.56) man winds the catapult by hand using a steering wheel (02.23) bi-plane is hoisted over and into position (03.21) plane 'S1815' propellor starts. It is drawn back on catapult and launched into sky (04.18) l/s aircraft carrier from the sea (04.26) planes 'S1818' and 'S1838' rev up ready for take off . S1838 is launched into the sky (05.42) gvs deck. Plane 'S1818' is pulled back on catapult [fast intercutting with a different plane in the sky, rather jumpy and confused footage] - and S1818 is launched (06.30) plane 'K5746' is launched, intercut with plane at sea. A cameraman films the launch of the plane from deck of ship, he is clearly in foreground (07.20) K5746 is launched and hoisted back on board (08.03) [tail leader]