British Tempest Fighter In Action 1944

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    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.

    Various shots Hawker Tempest fighter taking off and in flight. Plane does lots of fancy moves and loop-the-loops - could be test flight? M/S crew running towards planes and the planes taking off. Various L/Ss aerial dogfight, one plane crashes in sea. M/S squadron gathered around blackboard, one adds a chalk drawing of plane to row - marking how many enemy planes they have destroyed. Various shots ground mechanics tinkering with engine of Tempest, one mechanic loads bullets into wing gun. More shots Tempests taking off.

    Amenment September 2011: Fottage is of a Hawker V series destroying German V1 Rockets, not German aircraft. The rockets were known as "buzz bombs."

    The stunts performed by the pilots of the Hawker V's are actually barrel roles, not loop the loops.

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    British Pathé
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    Media URN:
    61987
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1980.12
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    Black & White
    Duration
    00:04:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:50:00 / 01:48:52:00
    Canister:
    UN 1103 B
    Sort Number:
    UN 1103 B
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  • Clarifying the current amendment in the shots list, the aircraft is a Hawker Tempest Mark V. Also references to "Hawker Vs" within the shots list should read Hawker Tempest Mark Vs.

    The aircraft seen during the clip are from No. 486 Squadron RNZAF (with the squadron code SA), and from No. 80 Squadron RAF (squadron code W2).

    jamied 27th Mar 2014

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