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  • Short Summary

    Tomahawk fighters are shown in use from a desert air field.

  • Description

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

    VS American built Tomahawk fighter planes in use at an RAF (Royal Air Force) Desert Station, air to air and ground to air shots, pilots scramble from tent, shots showing rearming planes, CU of small dog sat on plane with lots of crew. CU two members of ground crew. VS of take off from desert airstrip.

    Cataloguer's Note: Planes are painted with their traditional shark's teeth livery. Film is slightly scratched in pace - MD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1685.04
    Media URN:
    60447
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:26:00 / 01:13:00:00
    Canister:
    UN 295 A

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    I can't be exact about the date of this piece, but I can give it a date range.

    The earliest that Tomahawk aircraft were stationed in the desert was 1941. This piece can therefore safely be estimated as being from 1941-45.

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