Rare Aviation films/newsreels

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  1. CharlesBronson

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    With the recent restoration and digitalization of film archives by many european countries there are now many sources to watch WW1 videos wich until recently were very much unknown, I created this topic for posting and talking about the (in my view) most interesting clips and parts of that films..

    something for a start, Hermann Göring at his Fokker DV, 1918. Notice the telescopic gunsight.

     
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    #3 CharlesBronson, May 12, 2016
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    Testing with a Sopwith Strutter on HMS Argus 1918.
     
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    Bombing up a Farman biplane some 101 years ago. Apparently this plane carried only bombs and some pistols, no machineguns in sight.

     
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    Good stuff!
     
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    Thank you

    A day with the Red Baron, alarmstart of the Fokker Dr1 F102, (actually was painted green) , Richthofens 61st victory, pilot captured unhurt.

     
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    These films are just wonderful :thumbright:Thank you for starting this thread. What kind of aircraft is it that Richthoven has shot down?
    Best regards
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    Apparently was a Sopwith Pup, the biplane belongeg to the 46 Sqn RFC, name of the pilot is quited as "Bird", wich is a proper name for a flyer.

    Bomber Handley Page:

     
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    Nice video.

    Did I see Herman on the left in the scene with the pilots?

    Notice the priming of the cylinders with fuel before start up.
     
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    In the DR.1 video Goring appears at 3:05 min.
     
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    Taking off with the Albatross scout fighter, flight above snowed terrain, winter 1917.

     
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    #17 nuuumannn, May 23, 2016
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    It's one of these; it's an airspeed indicator, the wee vane turns and provides pressure in the valve, which moves the needle.

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    This one's off an Albatros D Va. (Fxxking Photobucket won't allow me to edit the image by putting it the right way round.)
     
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    Here....

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    I suppose that was the "pitot tube"of that early age. Thanks.
     
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    Great videos - i din't know the one with von Richthofen even existed.
     
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    Good morning, Happy revolution day for everyone, I found this clips, can anyone indentify this old string birds.





    Great videos - i din't know the one with von Richthofen even existed.

    Thanks, they always put a glimpse of that in WW1 documentaries, but the secuence is much longer.
     
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