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Title:STUDY OF THE ARMAMENT OF A FAIRMILE 'D' MOTOR GUN BOAT [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 811
Summary: Unedited naval footage.
Description: I. Various MCUs as a single, unshielded 2-pounder gun is trained and fired (very marked gun vibration). MCUs of shielded 2-pounder mountings - gun crew in anti-flash facings train and fire at high elevation. CU of trainer's hand wheel.
II. Aircraft: LS pan as De Havilland Rapide and then Fairey Barracuda fly left to right past camera.
III. Frontal MCU of automatic 6-pounder gun on focsle of Fairmile 'D' motor gun boat (note the two Swastika kill markings on the bridge and port twin, .50 calibre MG turret in background). 6-pounder trains left, elevates, and then swings round to starboard. MCU as twin Oerlikon abaft the bridge is elevated. MCU on bridge of starboard twin Vickers 'K' and gunner - camera pans to portside MG. MCU of breech of after semi- automatic 6-pounder - crew man the gun and train left until front of shield comes into view. End CU of twin Oerlikon mounting (TT (torpedo tubes) in foreground).