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Title:DAILY INSPECTION OF A SPITFIRE - RE-ARMING [Main Title]
Film Number:AMY 192
Summary: Information film about re-arming and refuelling Spitfire aircraft.
Description: Spitfires of 609 West Riding Squadron lined up in a blast pen/revetment with engines running. Ground crew approach aircraft from the rear and engines are cut. Refuelling tanker approaches from the rear. Guns have been fired and crews open gun and ammunition doors. Scene of aircraft “Q” being refuelled. Aircraft bears name of “Chico” on right hand side forward of cockpit. Empty ammunition tanks are removed to make way for full ones. Gun is uncocked and armourer pulls through the barrel. Full oxygen cylinders replace old ones (Squadron code “PR” is visible on aircraft). Ammunition truck drives along to the front of parked aircraft delivering full ammo tanks. New ammo tanks are installed in aircraft and canvas leads are threaded through swan necks. Armourer cocks gun and doors closed and access panels replaced. Armourer reports to pilot, sat in aircraft, “Guns loaded and cocked”. Senior officer present gives order to start engines and flight is off again.
Production Country: GB
Production Details: Air Ministry (Production sponsor)