View Full Version : Wing to Wing 1958 British Aviation Film

02-23-2010, 07:09 AM
http://www.youtube.com/user/ai...4#p/u/11/k05RhUYinxM (http://www.youtube.com/user/airboyd?blend=1&ob=4#p/u/11/k05RhUYinxM)

02-23-2010, 09:49 AM
Thanks for this, this is some great quality footage!

02-23-2010, 11:27 AM
I like the way it takes you back in time, a plane that we know as the Hawker Hunter is shown, but it is called the 'P.1052', not yet in production. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

02-23-2010, 05:14 PM
I really think this a bit earlier than 1958. They call Eisenhower "General Eisenhower" and show him in his role overseeing NATO. When he was elected in 1953 as POTUS, he gave up his seat as head of Nato. It would also seem that if it was after 1953, they'd call him president Eisenhower, not just general. Also by 1958, the B-36 was almost outdated and was mostly retired, being replaced by the B-47 and early B-52s. And most Meteors were no longer front line fighters but probably used for training or reserve units. I'd think that if it were filmed in 1958, they'd show some Vampires which were in use more than Meteors were. This is just my observations. I think it more likely a 1952 or early '53 film. Then it would fit right in, especailly with them mentioning Meteors in Korea like they did. Also the Hawker Hunter F1 went into full production in 1954 and so they would have called it by the that designation instead of the pre-production designation, especially in 1958!!

02-23-2010, 05:43 PM
picky, picky. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

1958 could have been the year it was made and relesed.

02-23-2010, 06:22 PM
Well, they might have still had a couple B-36s in England in 1958 but it was well on it's way to going out of service. The last B-36 ever to fly was on April 30th 1959 when they flew one to be displayed at the national museum of the UASF in Ohio.

02-23-2010, 06:44 PM
I've just checked at the National Archives, it appears to have been made by the Crown Film Unit in 1951.

Go here: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/default.htm, enter "Wing to Wing" film in search, you will find it on the first page.

Interesting stuff anyway.

EDIT ----
Removed direct link to archive reference - it didn't work.

02-23-2010, 08:31 PM
Good Vid....thanx for posting

02-23-2010, 09:49 PM
The RAF film "Wing to Wing" was made in 1951

02-23-2010, 09:57 PM
I uploaded this to Google video in 2007, and posted a link to it in these forums then. You guys gotta look around more.

http://video.google.ca/videopl...5442533805579056017# (http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=-5442533805579056017#)

02-24-2010, 08:49 PM
Cool video. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif