Tempest fighter (CBS 26)

Accession Number F02616
Collection type Film
Measurement 4 min 14 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker RAF Film Production Unit
Place made United Kingdom: England
Date made June 1944
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Hawker Tempest fighter aircraft code SA-W of No 486 Squadron (Sqn) RAF takes off from airfield [probably Newchurch, England]. Aerial shots of Tempest SA-Z of No 486 Sqn RAF in flight. Various shots from taken from the ground of Tempest performing aerial manoeuvers. Tempest SA-W lands and taxis on airfield. Scene change to pilots scrambling to Tempest fighters of No 3 Sqn RAF [probably Newchurch, England] to intercept German V-1 Flying Bombs. Various shots taken from the ground of Tempests attacking V-1s. Two shots of V-1s destroyed one explodling mid air while the second one crashes into the sea. Scene change to RAF personnel of unidentified squadron holding up squadron tallyboard of destroyed German aircraft and 'buzz' (V-1) bombs. Date on tallyboard is 6 June 1944. Scene change to ground crew servicing and arming Tempest fighter of No 56 Sqn RAF [probably Newchurch, England]. Scene change to Tempests of No 80 Sqn RAF taking off from airfield [either Detling or Merston or Gatwick or West Mailing].

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