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Title:SHERMAN DD FIRES FROM ONBOARD LCT(5) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 996
Other titles:INVASION EQUIPMENT TRIALS [Allocated Series Title]
Description: I. MS forward along the deck of LCT(5) - Sherman DD has turret trained over the starboard side, ready-use ammunition lying on the engine deck. LS of dummy submarine target lying just offshore - the tank fires air bursts, and tracer rounds which ricochet off the water. Considerable expenditure of ammunition results in two hits, the second of which demolishes the 'conning tower'.
II. LCM(3) 7174 is unable to de-beach, stuck fast by the head. A Ram BARV is brought up, and pushes her round to starboard to lie broadside on to the shore. LCM begins to get underway, but continues to swing round, presenting her stern to the camera, and colliding with the BARV. LCA 123 stands by in the background. The sequence is intercut with shots of 7174 drying out - crewmen operate hand winches to raise the vehicle landing ramp.