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Other titles:WESTLAND WHIRLWIND (S-55) - AIRCRAFT RECOGNITION [Alternative Title]
RECOGNITION OF AIRCRAFT [Series Title]
Summary: How to recognise the Westland Whirlwind helicopter. Discussion covers its distinctive features (comparison is made with the Westland Dragonfly), its various uses and its vulnerability in flight. Film uses still photographs, diagrams and technical data. It also has film footage of the Korean War battlefields (where the Whirlwind was used as an airborne crane) and footage of a cross-channel flight in July 1954, emphasising the Whirlwind's value in a civil rôle.