U.S. Army Air Forces officers confer with General Electric executives about producing America's first turbojet airplane engine
Lynn Massachusetts USA Date:1941, October 4 Duration:2 min 57 sec Sound:Yes
Documentary film 'The Jet Engines' about the develpment of an American jet airplane, with help of the British who provide General Electric Company with a prototype engine developed by British RAF Group Captain Frank Whittle. A B-17 aircraft taxis and takes off from the runway. Vehicles carry U.S. Air Forces officers and civilian engineers to an airfield where a man stands with a gun next to a U.S. Army Air Forces B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft. The visitors look at cargo containers being offloaded from the aircraft. They contain a prototype British Whittle turbojet engine. Scene shifts to meeting of executives of the General Electric Company with U.S. Army Air Forces officers. They look at schematic of the Whittle engine. GE officials commit to building an American turbojet engine to power U.S. Air Forces airplanes.
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