Wonder jet

United Kingdom, 1949

Film
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The history of the development of the jet engine by Frank Whittle at the RAF College, Cranwell. The film illustrates some of the hazards and difficulties experienced during the long years of research and experimentation which led, ultimately, to the first successful jet-propelled gas-turbine engine. The film ends with a short summary of the probable uses of jet engines in the future. No other credits available.

Credits

production company

Crown Film Unit

Duration

00:20:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1949

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

323170

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Aeronautics

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Airplanes - Design and construction

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Airplanes - History

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Flight

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

History → History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Flight

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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