Dam Busters Fly With Blue Steel 1963

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    Item title reads - Dam Busters fly with blue steel.

    617 squadron are first to be equipped with Blue Steel nuclear missiles. Scampton, Lincolnshire.

    Various shots of a long line of Blue Steel nuclear missiles in hangar. M/S's as one is moved along by an overhead gantry. Various shots missile engine. M/S two men walking towards missile. Various shots as one man starts fuelling operation whilst another hoses down the floor with water. C/U cylinders of fuel, the word "Nitrogen" can be seen on them, pan to missile being fuelled. M/S man demonstrating the combustibility of the fuel. He is tipping a small amount from a beaker onto the floor, smoke starts rising immediately and flames appear. M/S two Vulcan aircraft on the tarmac. Various shots as missile is unloaded from transporter. C/U man operating the lifting device. M/S one of the Vulcans which now has the missile slung underneath. C/U missile. M/S of the Vulcan with the missile visible. M/S airman with guard dog. Various shots of the Vulcans taking off. M/S one flying overhead, the missile can be clearly seen.

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    01:37:37:00 / 01:39:15:00
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    Lincolnshire Aviation HMY V&A Titanic 617 Sqn
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