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Summary: Technical instructional film detailing the servicing procedure for the Supermarine Swift.
Description: Reel one: PREPARATION FOR FLIGHT AND GROUND HANDLING: Supermarine Swift WK247 air to air footage. Film of various aspects of preparing a Swift for flight and various ground handling tasks. Making safe ejector seat, intake blanks, locking pins (rudder, aileron etc), strut locks (WK250). Replenishing hydraulic fluids and oil. “The Air Conditioning System” scematic diagram of airconditioning system operation. “Windscreen De-icing” - refilling the de-icer reservoir.
Reel two: CONNECTING OF THE GENERATOR TEST SET: “The Hydraulic System” - Diagrammatic description of parts of the aircraft hydraulic system. Visual examples of parts and servicing the Hydraulic system. “The Fuel System” - Diagrammatic description of elements of aircraft fuel system.
Reel three: REFUELLING: Supermarine Swift F.3 (WK247) refuelling procedure – connection of refuelling hose. “FITTING OF THE DROP TANK” - connection points of belly (ventral) fuel tank for Swift pointed out. Positioning tank under aircraft and raising it into position. Use of feeler gauge to ensure a tight fit to aircraft fuselage. Fuelling up of drop tank. Removal of drop tank.
Reel four: “WATER DRAINS” - Supermarine Swift – process for draining water from aircraft fuel system. “DEFUELLING” - Procedure for de-fuelling Swift aircraft “OXYGEN REPLENISHMENT” Process for replenishing oxygen system of Swift. (“LYN19” Inventory no. on oxycart? RAF Lyneham?) “THE COMPRESSED AIR SYSTEM” - visual explanation of the CAS. “THE FIRE EXTINGUISHER SYSTEM” - diagram of parts of FES and removal of extinguisher bottle with inertia switch from aircraft.
Reel five: “BATTERY SERVICING” - Accessing, checking and removing battery from Swift. “HOOD JETTISONING LOCKED SAFE INDICATOR” - Jettison handle and indicator (Swift). “CHARGING THE STARTER WITH CARTRIDGES” - Diagram showing location of starter and demonstration of the access via service panel to change starter cartridge. Demo of changing cartridges on engine that has been removed from aircraft. “TOWING” - Towing Swift (WK246) using fixed bar to nose wheel and tow cables to main wheels for reverse towing with nose wheel guide bar. “FITTING OF PROTECTIVE COVERS” - Covers for fuselage, nose, forward and rear on Swift (WK250). “PICKETING” - tie down of Swift using concrete weights and rope. “JACKING” - use of four jacking points and underwing supports for Swift.
Reel six: “SERVICING THE HYDRAULIC SYSTEM” - Various stages of draining hydraulic system of Swift. “FUNCTIONAL GROUND TEST OF HYDRAULIC SERVICES” - Undercarriage retraction tests and control surface and flap operation. “REMOVAL OF THE EJECTION SEAT” - procedure for removing ejection seat, parachute packs out, canopy removed, making seat safe/disarming for removal, lifting out seat.
Reel seven: “SERVICING IN THE EQUIPMENT BAY” - Removal of items of equipment from bay. “REMOVING THE ENGINE AND CENTRE TANK COVERS”. “CHECKING THE IGNITER PLUGS”. Diagram showing location of the igniter plugs and connected equipment. “REMOVAL OF THE LOWER FUSELAGE SERVICING PANELS” - Diagram of all panels on lower fuselage and panel labels. “REPLACING THE RADAR HEAD” - Diagram of radar and ancillary equipment. Winching radar head into bay. Pilot climbing into A/C and preparation for taxi and take off. (WK250 and WK253)
Production Country: GB
Production Details: ROYAL AIR FORCE (Production sponsor)