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Title:FRONT LINE AIRFIELD MATERIAL [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ACB 93
Description: Various shots of Typhoons taking off (in pairs) and raising the dust are followed by film of the airfield control centre (radio officer, man sitting at desk etc). A Spitfire takes off, and a Typhoon taxies. Panning shots of a row of Typhoons (in dispersal). Another Typhoon prepares to take off while others taxi. Typhoons are filmed near trucks and jeeps (again in dispersal). More Typhoons are shown taxiing and moving into dispersal.
Production Details: Royal Air Force (Production company)
Hodges, Ken (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
Keywords: aircraft, British - combat: Hawker Typhoon (object name)
aircraft, British - combat: Supermarine Spitfire (object name)
command and control, British air: airfield control centre (object name)
operations, British air - preparation (object name)
operations, British air - routine (object name)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 278 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Summary: see remarks to ACB 25.
Technical: no ACB 92 (destroyed). ACB 93 (P) is part of a can comprising ACB 90, 91 and 93 (total length 1173 ft). Fine grain version is 302 ft (part of ACB 93 - 6F) (extra footage of two Typhoons taking off, and of activity in dispersal).