ere at Aeroplane we have a very valuable resource a€ our huge archive of original glass-plate negatives. They are large format at 5in x 4in, so can be printed across two pages with little loss of quality due to film grain. They are stored in their original boxes which contain about 15 or more plates each, and while one or two in the box were at some point used in The Aeroplane, the rest may have never been published.
Therefore our new Aeroplane Unseen Archives series has been launched to show some of these fascinating pictures. We began it in the previous issue with a view of air gunnery training, showing an aspect of this that many people may never have been aware of. This montha€ s picture (on pages 102-103) shows a scene from a Bristol Blenheim production line.
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