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Australian Jets Form First Line of Defence

The construction of the Canberra bomber and Avon Sabre jet, the first plane to break the sound barrier in Australia.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 81 | Year : 1955 | Total Duration : 3 Minutes | Producer : Jack S Allan
Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation factory in Fisherman's Bend where Rolls Royce Avon (?) jet engine (as used in Sabre Fighter & Canberra Bomber ) was manufactured, interior factory , gauges, sounds of aircraft revving, drawing offices of lines of drawing boards,partly constructed planes (Canberra, Jindivik) air to air, Avon Sabre Jet ground check on tarmac before test flight, crowd looking at plane (1955)
Access No. 43373 | 3 mins 26 secs | 1950s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |