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Title:HMS ARK ROYAL OPERATES PHANTOMS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 4482
Other titles:POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONS - MISCELLANEOUS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Onboard and aerial shots of HMS Ark Royal operating Phantoms and Buccaneers.
Description: HA to Phantom FG.1s of 892 Squadron ranged along portside of flightdeck as 011 taxies forward onto bow catapult - Buccaneer S Mk 2 027 (registration XV 163) in foreground. 011 is launched. 005 and 014 launched from waist catapult. 010 lands on. 003 lands on - aircraft retracts hook, folds wings and is pushed aft by tractor. More Phantoms are launched. Sequence shot from a helicopter as it approaches Ark Royal from astern to fly low over the flightdeck. Aerial from off to port as two Phantoms are launched from the angled deck. Passing shot from helicopter passing stern to port bow - Ark Royal has just come round to starboard. The passing shot is repeated, the aircraft circling to cross the carrier's bows, then repeated again. Cut to on-deck shot to parked Phantoms and launching of 011 and 005 - as seen earlier. A Buccaneer land on, followed by two Phantoms. MS of 003 as aircrew prepare to deplane. End sequence showing tractors moving Phantoms about the deck.