Three World War I airplanes: Morane-Saulnier G; Nieuport; and Spad
France Date:1917 Duration:1 min 24 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Slate describes French airplanes of 1917 in general terms. Views of a French Morane-Saulnier G low wing monoplane taxiing out on a grass field during World War 1. A pilot walks to a biwing Nieuport airplane, seen from the tail. Front view shows ground crewman turning the propeller through and engine starting. Pilot taxis the airplane forward. Exhausts blowing white smoke from the engine. In next scene, the camera pans from tail (showing number on its rudder) forward across a Spad airplane, parked in front of a hangar. Pilot in cockpit moves the control surfaces (ailerons) up and down, on the upper wing. (WWI. WW1)
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