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Other titles:DEMONSTRATION OF AMPHIBIOUS WHEELED VEHICLES [Series Title]
Summary: Trials of amphibious supply vehicles by the Ministry of Supply and the War Office in August 1943.
Description: START 00:00:00 Opening montage shows Terrapin I, amphibious jeep, DUKW, Aquacheetah and Opperman Scorpion, 'Oppermus'.
00:01:21 Vehicles (excluding the Scorpion) are then shown climbing a soft sand slope
00:05:23 and a shingle bank - the Aquacheetah fails to surmount this latter obstacle.
00:06:34 The four test vehicles are then driven out into the surf, to circle and return to the beach. The returning Terrapin is caught by a wave and slewed round, but the driver corrects and comes ashore nicely
Production Details: Directorate of Army Kinematography (Production sponsor)
Army Kinematograph Service (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Keywords: transport, British military - amphibious: Terrapin Mk I (object name)
transport, British military - amphibious: Opperman Scorpion (object name)
transport, United States military - amphibious: amphibious jeep & [Allied] (object name)
transport, United States military - amphibious: Aquacheetah & [Allied] (object name)
transport, United States military - amphibious: DUKW & [allied] (object name)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: English
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 1083 ft; Running time: 12 mins