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Title:EXPERIMENTS IN USING RECOVERY EQUIPMENT TO MOVE BEACHED LANDING CRAFT [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 992
Other titles:INVASION EQUIPMENT TRIALS [Allocated Series Title]
Description: I. Mack 5-ton 6x4 heavy breakdown and 6-ton 6x6 Ward LaFrance M1 wrecker fail to tow off a beached LCM(3). The addition of a Scammell Pioneer, fitted with overall chains, has no effect.
II. Ward LaFrance wrecker tows LCP(L) 237 along the beach.
III. D-8 tractor, with bulldozer blade, attempts to tow LCM(3) 529, the stern of which is held clear of the beach by a Le Tourneau crane. The attempt is unsuccessful, and the addition of a Scammell Pioneer has no effect. However, when the slings are moved further from the craft's centre of gravity, being shifted from forward to aft of the helmsman's position, the load on the crane is reduced, and the D-8 can get underway with the tow.
IV. LCP(L) 237 is lifted clear of the beach by the Le Tourneau crane, and with the craft suspended in the slings, the assembly moves forward past the camera - vehicle not in frame.
V. LVT(1) Alligator comes up the beach from the sea to climb a steep pebble ridge. Near the summit the vehicle loses traction and slips back.
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Navy, LCPL 237 (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, LCM 529 (regiment/service)
Keywords: ships, British naval - amphibious: LCP[L] 237 (object name)
ships, British naval - amphibious: LCM 529 (object name)
armour, United States - amphibious: LVT & [Allied] (object name)
transport, British military - prime mover: Scammell Pioneer (object name)
transport, United States military - truck, special: Mack 5-ton 6x4 Heavy Breakdown & [Allied] (object name)
transport, United States military - truck, special: Ward LaFrance 6 ton 6x6 M1 Wrecker & [Allied] (object name)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: None
Subtitle language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 534 ft; Running time: 6 mins