• Short Summary

    New British fighting vehicles and aircraft presented.

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    Air view of forest. GV. Air view of forest showing square clearing in the centre. Air view as the Kestrel P 1127 comes close to the clearing, hovering above it, & LV. & CU. Top shot, trees waving in down-blast of jet. Air view as the Kestrel drops vertically into the clearing. LV. As it comes down and lands. CU. The Kestrel, it lifts off ground and starts to rise. Top shot as the aircraft lifts up vertically again. Air view the Kestrel rises above the trees, turns and flies away.

    Chobham, Surrey, & Bedfordshire.

    Fighting Vehicles Research Centre, Chobham, Surrey. SV. Pan, Centurion tank with snorkel device coming out of water tank. LV. Crowd of army men watching demonstration, & Closer shot. LV. Centurion tank now with glass fibre surround going into water pit, & CU. LV. Man standing on tank. SV. As it goes into the water. LV. As it goes away. GV. Mechanical bridge layer at work. LV. Tank comes towards ditch, drops bundle of wood into ditch and drives over it. LV. Tank comes forward. SV. Pan as it crosses the ditch over the wood. LV. Chieftain tank comes towards camera and over hillock. LV. Land Rovers coming very easily along very rough road. LV. Pan, Mini Moke going along same course. LV. Tracked vehicle going over rough course. GV. Pan, Mini Moke comes up a very steep hill. LV. Pan, Land Rover follows. LV. Saladin armoured car comes down hill. GV. As it goes into woods. There is an explosion and a wheel from Saladin comes hurtling out of the wood. SV. Saladin with one front wheel missing comes out of wood quite comfortably. CU. Pan as the Saladin goes past.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:42:00 / 01:16:02:00

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