AviationRescue From Crashed Aircraft: 1945-1987

SKU: SF1502


3 hrs.

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A fascinating chronology of archive training films featuring staged demonstrations of the correct methods of rescuing aircrew and passengers from crashed military and civilian aircraft. Locating the forcible entry break-in points of a variety of classic aircraft and the tools used to gain access, this is both an in-depth look at the intricate preparedness of rescue teams in the event of an emergency and a nostalgic reminder of when these now much loved heritage aircraft types were in the frontline of active service.

1945 (6 mins)

Various methods are used to gain entry to a crashed Lancaster bomber and carry out injured airmen featuring close-up shots of the emergency hatch and break-in markings. A burning Anson is extinguished.

1957 (65 mins)

Featuring emergency rescue procedures for the following aircraft :-
Gloster Meteor, Gloster Javelin, Hawker Hunter, B-45 Tornado, Blackburn Beverley, Handley Page Hastings, Bristol Britannia, Avro Vulcan, Vickers Valiant, De Havilland Vampire and the English Electric Canberra.

1970 (57 mins)
Featuring emergency rescue procedures for the following aircraft :-
The Wasp, Scout, Wessex and Whirlwind helicopters. The Dominie T1 weapon systems training aircraft and the Vulcan and Victor Bombers. Interceptor, Strike And Training Aircraft featured include the Phantom, Buccaneer, Lightning and the Harrier.
Includes an ‘abandon aircraft’ drill and the deployment of rescue chutes and illustrates the emergency access points of civil aircraft – the VC10, Andover, Bassett, Hercules and the Belfast.

1987 (52 mins)
Illustrating forcible entry techniques and the correct procedures for the evacuation of crews and, where applicable, passengers from :-
Fighters and Trainer Aircraft : the Bulldog, Jet Provost, Hawk, Tornado, Jaguar, Phantom, Harrier and the F-111.

Passenger and Cargo Planes : the Jetstream, Dominie, BAE 146, Andover, Hercules, Nimrod and the Tri-Star.

Helicopters : the Gazelle, Wessex, Puma, Sea King and the Chinook.

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