Brodie Landing System Film Collection

Collection ID:
bulk 1944-1947
Physical Description:
0.15 Cubic Feet
(4 containers

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the following three 16 mm films: "Brodie Landing System for LST," approximately 20 minutes, color, silent, 1944 Kodachrome stock; "Brodie Landing System for OSS," approximately 22 minute, b&w, sound 1944 Kodak positive stock; and "Brodie Landing System of OSS (edited)," approximately 18 minutes, b&w, sound, 1944 Kodak positive stock. The collection also included a pamphlet, entitled, "Introducing for Commercial and Private Aviation The Brodie System: A Cable Runway for Landing and Launching Airplanes."

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Brodie System included a portable rig for landing and launching light planes from a tight, overhead cableway. It was devised, tested, and named for Lieutenant James H. Brodie, F.A. The U.S. Army and Navy became interested in the Brodie System in the early months of World War II as a means of providing daylight air observation of German U-boat packs preying on U.S. convoys in the North Atlantic.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Scott Gregory, Gift, 2013

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Brodie Landing System Film Collection, Accession 2013-0039, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151