Series GR-3717 - Airtankers footage

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Airtankers footage

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  • moving images

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  • 1972-1973 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Forest Service. Protection Division

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13 video reels : b&w, 1/2-inch open reel, sound ; 13 mm

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Name changed 1969 from Forest Protection Division and again in April 1979 to Protection Branch of the Ministry of Forests Forestry Division.

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Series consists of unedited video footage. Videotape footage (from bird-dog plane) of airtanker operations at various test fire sites in BC. Among aircraft used are: P2V7, DC-6 and A-26. Footage also includes scenes from the ground at the airfield and on hillsides overlooking the test sites, practice sessions of rappelling from test structures and from helicopters, water dump tests on the ground and other related activities.

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BC. Ministry of Forests. Information Services Branch


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In 2015 digital copies were made for preservation and access.

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Copyright Government of British Columbia

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Accession number: V1986:02

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Previously described under sub-series AAAA0046, under series GR-3366.

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The accession comprises thirteen 30-minute video tapes with a total running time of 06:30:30.

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video camera: Frank Tannock; producing agency/company: British Columbia. Forest Service. Protection Division

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