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    Hawker Tempest fighter planes in flight, some footage of dog fight.

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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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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:50:00 / 01:48:52:00
    UN 1103 B

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  1. Unknown user says

    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).

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