Helicopter, The

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Helicopter, The is a short film from 1953 released on 16mm. It is held in the Prelinger Archives collection.

Theory, operation and utility of helicopters.

0:24 VS airplanes taxiing down runway and up into air Camera pans airplanes parked in airport Airplane lands, then helicopter lands in front of bldg. Man looks into cargo of helicopter Helicopter lifts up, takes off Fade to bldg roof where helicopter is landing Men in uniform filling sides of helicopter with shovels full of "dirt"

2:09 Helicopter landing in clearing woods Helicopter spraying grove with cloudy "insecticide" VS/LS helicopter high up in sky

2:50 MCU helicopter landing on water MCU explosion MCU soldier hitting ground at explosion in distance MLS lone soldier carrying cot in clearing of land MLS side view of helicopter landing LS 2 soldiers carrying wounded soldier on cot in war area MCU helicopter landing Soldiers putting wounded on cot in helicopter Helicopter takes off with wounded tied to "outside"

3:29 CU green helicopter taking off, flies behind houses MCU small airplane, with airplanes flying side by side in sky CU one side of propeller - camera pans down to 1 wing MCU front 1/2 of airplane

4:25 Graphic of wing, animated air flow over & under wing

5:12 MCU man approaching landed helicopter VS/CU rotor blade MCU rotor blade spins, helicopter lifts off ground VS historical footage of AUT0GYRO flying, landing

6:20 MCU man flying helicopter, turning body of helicopter CU tail rotor or Anti Torque Rotor Boy's hands holding toy rotor, playing with rotor MCU man in helicopter Boy runs towards landed helicopter, gets in, pilot starts engine; helicopter takes off Aerial view of factory, 6 smoking stacks Camera looking down at the street; cars, people; helicopter lands

8:50 Helicopter taking off, helicopter with 2 rotors landing CU 2 rotors MCU large 2 rotor helicopter landing

9:19 CU tiny jet engine CU fireworks pinwheel MCU dark - turning rotors with lit jet engines on ends MCU 2 people in jet helicopter - vehicle totally OPEN VS/MCU 2 helicopters hovering and landing Trucks driving down the street towards camera Helicopter taking off from roof

Camera pans up to helicopter flying away over buildings.

Helicopter, The
Produced byEncyclopaedia Britannica Films
Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Distributed byEncyclopaedia Britannica Films
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