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Description: Reel 1 (998 ft): Slates marked "LMS War History" and dated 1943. Men and women working on aircraft sections. Aircraft on trestles. Work on cockpit of Spitfire, flap testing. Engine and tail fitting. Spitfire minus cowlings wheeled out and engine started. Spitfire takes off. Installing engine in Spitfire. Pilot climbs aboard Spitfire and takes off. Testing fuel tank in water. Spitfire fuselage wheeled across yard followed by wings. Ministry of Aircraft Production van drives up, and is unloaded.
Reel 2 (981 ft): Women working on engine. Progress chart in office. Sewing fabric on to tail unit. Carrying wing, fitting wing to fuselage. Undercarriage fitting. Stencilling tail fin. Office work, stores. Undercarriage testing. Damaged wings etc under repair.
Technical Details: Number of items/reels/tapes: 2
Footage: 1979 ft; Running time: 22 mins
Notes: Identification: Note that LMS film unit employee Ralph Beck claims to have covered "Repair of Spitfire fighters and testing, Barassie" - Barassie was an LMS works.
Related material: BTF 235A - Rough cut version of BTF 235, 1 reel, 517 ft)
Additional summary data: JF, JS, Thames.