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Title:KEEP THEM FLYING (RUSHES 3) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 649
Summary: Material mainly comprised of component close-ups with few whole portraits of aircraft.
Description: I. Supermarine Seafire. Aerial LS and MS views of aircraft in flight among scattered cumulus cloud. Aircraft parked on airfield is manhandled - MS from inside hangar. CUs of undercarriage, tail unit and elevators, and ailerons. Telegraphist air gunner checks mid-point arrester hook on Z.1834
II. Fairey Barracuda - CUs of air intake and exhaust manifolds. Airscrew is removed by a small crane (see ADM 648).
III. Grumman Avenger. LA.MCU of airscrew and wing folding hydraulics. Dorsal .50 calibre MG is checked.
IV. Percival Proctor. Engine cowling removed and maintenance carried out in a hangar.
V. Fairey Fulmar. Elevators tested.
VI. Fairey Albacore. CU as undercarriage tyre is inflated with a foot pump. MS as fuselage is manoeuvred by a winch (see ADM 647)
VII. Wildcat. CU of forward section of Wildcat as undercarriage retraction is tested.
VIII. Supermarine Swordfish and Sea Otter - ground crew check tension on bracing wires and struts.
IX. Corsair - forward 3/4 MS of stationary aircraft with engine turning over. Other aircraft - Skua, disarmed Defiant - appear in the background. Odd sequence shows water-skiing - man riding on novice's board falls into water.