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Title:GROUND PREPARATION FOR INTERCEPTION OF V1s BY TEMPESTS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ACB 30
Description: A flare pistol is fired, a Tempest taxies (with a windsock in the foreground), pilots sit on the grass, near a Tempest, a mechanic services another Tempest in the background; while a bowser refuels the aircraft, close-up of pilot in cockpit, and of rockets under the wing, in an operations room, an officer telephones the order through and consults a map, an airman rushes from a hut, and fires a flare pistol, a Tempest revs up, taxies and takes off, two Tempest prepare to take off and do so, various shots of Tempests taking off (in pairs) from left to right; a pilot gets out of a cockpit, meets two colleagues, a pilot draws a V1 on a blackboard and explains how it works to other pilots, who sit on the grass and listen; one of them looks up at the sky, he gets up and walks towards the airstrip, leaving behind him the 'chocks' he has been resting on.
Production Details: Royal Air Force (Production company)
Ziller (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
Keywords: aircraft, British - combat: Hawker Tempest (object name)
equipment, British air - general: flare pistol (object name)
intelligence, military, British - briefing (object name)
operations, British air - maintenance (object name)
operations, British air - preparation (object name)
operations, British air - sortie (object name)
GB, England (geography)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 356 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Summary: see remarks to ACB 24.
Technical: print is part of a can comprising ACB 29 and 30 (total length 677 ft). Fine grain version is also part of a can comprising ACB 29 and 30 (total length 852 ft). ACB 30 SP is 530 ft. Extra footage includes (1) a scramble sequence (2) extra tempest footage (3) extra footage of pilot talking to his two colleagues.