Delgado Flash sets speed record at New Orleans. 16 inch Sea Coast Gun rushed to completion at Watertown, Massachusetts, U.S.
United States USA Date:1938, June Duration:1 min 11 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Ground crewman manually pulls prop blades through as minature low wing monoplane, "Delgado Flash," made by Delgado Trades School, New Orleans, Louisiana, prepares for flight. Plane takes off, piloted by Clarence McArthur and is clocked at 207.02 mph, a new speed record, for planes in its class. Clarence lands the plane and kisses a girl. In separate clip, factory workers elevate the barrel of a 16 inch Sea Coast Gun in Watertown, Massachusetts. A man looks at a 2000 pound shell meant for the gun.
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