This is a 1952 Capital Airlines film extolling the virtues of the Vickers Viscount - the first turboprop medium range airliner. The Viscount first flew in 1948 and started airline service in 1950. The advantage of a turboprop engine is reduced vibration as compared to a piston engine. Capital Airlines was one of the first US airlines to order the Viscount.
The Viscount used (4) Rolls-Royce turboprop engines. In the Rolls-Royce Aviation Engine Plant, see some of the different precision tools used in engine manufacture and testing. The different assembly and test phases of Viscount manufacturing are also shown in the Vickers assembly plant.
There are also many takeoff, landing, and taxiing shots of the Viscount, including one with the airliner taxiing on a grass field! The interior shots show the stewardesses and passengers, stressing the comfort and quietness of the cabin.
Excellent video of this pioneering airliner prior to the dawn of the jet age.
In NTSC DVD format region-free in color with a runtime of about 27 minutes. Please note that because of the age and rarity of these films, quality can vary. Packaged in a clear plastic C-Shell case without paper graphics.