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Summary: Training film focusing on servicing the Gloster Javelin.
Description: Reel 1: Part 1 – Ground Handling. Javelin Mk4 lands and taxis in (XA619 “N”) Technical description of the aircraft (XA572 “D”) and brief “walkround”. Making canopy/ejection seats safe. Fitting undercarriage safety locks. Towing arm described. Positioning airmen at points around aircraft. Towing method explained. Ground handling equipment described and shown being attached to nosewheel and aircraft (XA620 “E”) manoeuvred around.
Reel 2: Rearward towing process described. (XA627 “B”) used. Prepping aircraft for remaining outside (covers, engine blanks etc) to protect against the elements.
Reel 3: “Part 2 – Hydraulic, Fuel and Pneumatic Systems”. Description of the hydraulic system and systems operated. Servicing bay contents. Topping up reservoirs. Three pump system explained. Ground testing hydraulic system by jacking aircraft off the ground and placement of additional stabilising support beams. Checking system pressure at various locations on aircraft. Preparing for hydraulic testing kit operation.
Reel 4: Warming up Hydraulic Trolley Mk2a fitted with integral pump Type 180 Mk25 prior to testing aircraft Hydraulic system. (XA623) retraction of undercarriage. Flaps, flying controls and air brakes tested. Simulation of pump failure carried. Lowering aircraft off jacks and precautions taken (ensure correct brake pressure etc.) Servicing hydraulic systems components – importance of ensuring components free from contamination.
Reel 5: Javelin F(AW) Mk1/Mk4 Fuel system explained. Refuelling procedure explained. Flow of fuel from tanks to engines explained. Fuel tank pressurisation explained. Process of de-fuelling aircraft explained. Ventral fuel tank fitting described.