Fog Landing Aircraft Aka 'fido' 1946

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    Royal Air Force Film Unit Production presents "FIDO".

    Lengthy intertitles gives explanation about the Fido project.

    L/Ss of the petrol storage tanks which provides the fuel for burning.

    Exterior shot of the pump house. Interior shots of the large pumps used to distribute the fuel.

    L/S of the valve control hut. M/S of man inside turning large wheels, three large dials above his head.

    Diagrammatical shot shots showing how all the apparatus works in conjunction with the airstrip. M/S of man climbing down to operate the control valves. More diagram shots. L/Ss and M/Ss of pipe network on airstrip. Shots of RAF man showing the intersecting runway burners. L/S of runway burner preheaters. C/U of picture of dog with the word 'FIDO' across the top.

    Aerial shots of of flaming airstrip.

    An intertitle reads: "The following pictures were taken at Metheringham on December 21st in foggy conditions.

    Various shots of oil burning on airstrip. Unfortunately part of the item has been transferred upside down.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:29:08:00 / 01:39:04:00
    UN 1222 B
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    UN 1222 B
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