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Title:NORTH AMERICAN MUSTANG MK IVA (P-51K) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ARY 7-43
Summary: Aircraft recognition study.
Description: A good close up of the nose and cockpit section of the Mk IVa Mustang in flight precede more good shots of the aircraft in full profile. The aircraft peels away before repeating the exercise. The pilot demonstrates the type's turn of speed by accelerating away from the camera aircraft and climbing at speed, followed by a half roll, beam approach and descending turn towards and past the camera. The pilot also flies past inverted before rolling upright again. On the ground the machine taxies for the camera, and takes off as a Spitfire of the Fighter Leader School waits its turn. After some low passes the Mustang lands. The reel ends with another air to air profile.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 1159 ft; Running time: 13 mins
Notes: Summary: Shot sheet held. The machine is in British livery. Although slightly dark this film gives very good shots of the type, even though the pilot is inclined to show off (as in the inverted flight) at times! In the background of one shot are many machines of the Fighter Leader School which would indicate the location as Wittering, their base at this time.