• Short Summary

    RAF Victor bombers are newly equipped with the Blue Steel missile.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Wittering. Tree Top Bombers".

    Wittering, Northamptonshire.

    GV RAF (Royal Air Force) Victor Bombers lined up on tarmac. GV ditto. SV One of the bombers with crew standing by. CU Crew. SV The nose of the bomber. SV A Blue Steel missile being manoeuvred into position under the bomber. SV The rocket in position. CU The lifting gear and sling on which the rocket hands under the bomber. GV The Victor.

    GV Int. Line of Blue Steels. SV Man at control panel pan to a Blue Steel which is under test. SV The rocket motor. CU ditto. SV Men at work on a rocket. GV Pan a camouflaged Victor taking off. CU The Secretary of State for Air, Hugh Fraser, watching. CU ditto. Air to air two Victors in flight one camouflaged the other is not. Air to air ditto. Air to Air looking up under the uncamouflaged Victor, where Blue Steel can be seen slung underneath. Air to air ditto. CU Air to air ditto. Air to Air the Victor in flight carrying Blue Steel.


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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:02:00 / 01:32:27:00

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