Promising experiment: new aircraft fire-rescue tender

Place Oceania: Australia, Victoria, Melbourne, Laverton
Accession Number F10175
Collection type Film
Measurement 1 min 15 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/sound
Maker Cinesound
Place made Australia
Date made 1955
Conflict Period 1950-1959

Item copyright: Unlicensed copyright


Cinesound newsreel extract on a new Australian fire tender designed to rescue trapped passengers by cutting a hole in an aircrafts fuselage to create an escape access. The fire tender was demonstrated by the Department of Civil Aviation at Laverton, Victoria. An Avro Lincoln bomber fuselage was used in the demonstration. The fire tender was intended to be standard equipment at all Australian airports.