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Summary: Instructional film concerning torpedo bombing.
Description: Using diagrams and models, and also including film of actual Beaufighters releasing torpedoes, this instructional film describes the various factors on which the successful launching of a torpedo depends. Methods of control in the air and water, correctly correlated height and speed for release, points to check before take-off, the recognition of shipping and the accurate estimation of speed, inclination and range of the proposed target, different methods of aiming in different circumstances including the Travelling Lamp Sight, Gyro-Angling Technique, Constant Bearing Technique and the tactics of individual attack are all explained. The film concludes with a faked attack on an enemy ship (model) which disappears in a cloud of smoke.
Production Country: GB
Production Details: B T-H Research Laboratory (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
Keywords: aircraft, British - combat: Bristol Beaufighter (object name)
combat [simulated], British - air strike anti-ship (object name)
training, British air - weapons: torpedo bombing (object name)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 4
Footage: 3606 ft; Running time: 40 mins