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Title:HURRICANE CLOSE SUPPORT EXERCISE NEAR MEIKTILA [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ABY 164
Other titles:ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: RAF Hawker Hurricane fighter-bombers conduct an exercise in close air support near Meiktila, central Burma.
Description: A plume of dust and smoke from an ordnance impact. RAF Hawker Hurricanes flying at low level firing 3-inch Rocket Projectiles (also referred to as 'RP' or 60-lb rockets). Infantry, accompanied by armoured cars, advance across open ground as Hurricanes make low passes over the objective
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 194 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Sergeant Layzell's dopesheet gives the location as three miles south of Meiktila. The units involved are not clear, however RAF 28 Squadron and their Hurricanes were based at Meiktila when this film was shot.
For other footage of close air support exercises, see ABY 52 'RAF Close Air Support Demonstration Near Bishenpur, Manipur, India'.