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Summary: An aircraft recognition study of the Vampire jet.
Description: The aircraft, serial number TG278, first taxies towards the camera and rotates on one wheel before preparing for take off. The Vampire is then seen in flight performing manoeuvres for the camera in a good display of the aircraft - and the pilot's - capabilities.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 563 ft; Running time: 6 mins
Notes: Shot sheet held. A good early film of the aircraft that was one of the mainstays of the post-war RAF. The airfield is probably the De Havilland works at Hatfield; the pilot almost certainly Geoffrey De Havilland.