Reenactment of World War I aerial dogfights involving aircraft that appear to be burning.
European theater Date:1918 Duration:2 min 43 sec Sound:NO SOUND
This material, although spectacular does not show actual combat. It is reconstructed, perhaps for a post WW1 movie. Flight of four aircraft in flight over clouds are attacked by enemy airplane unseen until right after it fires on and hits one of the four. The stricken aircraft emits smoke while flying through the clouds and then spirals down burning. At TC:00:54 film runs in reverse and burning aircraft goes backwards through TC: 01:01. A similar event is seen in TC:01:04 through TC:01:06. Closeup of Spad biplane with machine guns mounted and pilot wearing goggles visible clearly in cockpit. It is headed directly at the camera and firing all the time. Airplane trailing smoke after being hit by gunfire from another one behind it. View from rear seat of two-seater airplane, as pilot fires at burning airplane ahead of him. Pursuing aircraft continues to fire on burning craft as it spirals down through the clouds. German airplane struck by gunfire burns as it falls. German airplane burning in level flight and then begins to spiral down through clouds. Two aircraft in dogfight. One is hit and burns, falling in a tight spiral. Backseat view from airplane shooting at burning airplane in front of it.
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