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Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - MISCELLANEOUS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: General illustrative piece on in-flight refuelling by the buddy system and from a Victor tanker.
Description: Camera aircraft refuels by the 'buddy' technique from the Yeovilton-based Sea Vixen FAW.2 703 (XN 685) of 890 Squadron. CU as the camera aircraft's probe connects with the refuelling drogue. The two aircraft separate. LA and profile aerial views as Phantom FG.1 153 (XT 868) of 767 Squadron refuels from Sea Vixen FAW.1 XN 651. MS to tail of a Victor K.1 tanker trailing three hoses as a RAF Harrier refuels. LA rear view of a Buccaneer S.2 (XN 975 ?) trailing a hose from a refuelling pod under the starboard wing - the camera aircraft closes as the Buccaneer reels in the hose. A title card gives the basic operating limits of the flight refuelling system - approved for use from 230 knots indicated air speed or Mach 0.95 up to an altitude of 50,000 feet. Final LS from HMS Ark Royal at sea showing a Phantom refuelling from a Buccaneer - the aircraft fly past left to right before separating, the Phantom peeling away to starboard and gaining speed.
Alternative Title:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - MISCELLANEOUS [Allocated Series Title]