Military Skyvan

Details

Location

Belfast

Year

1964

Source

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

Format

16mm

colour

Length

07min 23sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

British Film Institute, National Museums NI

Rights Holder

National Museums NI

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

Twin-turboprop aircraft built in Belfast.

Witness a 'Flying Shoebox' take to the skies in this promotional film extolling the virtues of Shorts Brothers' hugely versatile Skyvan.

Affectionately called 'The Shed' by pilots and crew, the no-frills Skyvan was designed to be a functional aircraft. It was used by both civilian and military operators, with various models produced between 1963-1986. Its longevity owed much to its proven track record and reputation as a tough, reliable craft. This film focuses on the Military Skyvan. As shown here, this adaptable craft was used in all manner of scenarios from casualty evacuation to paratrooper drops.


 

Notes

This film comes from the collection of National Museums Northern Ireland.

Credits

Produced by the Shorts Film Unit.

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