THE BRITISH POWER BOAT CO LTD PRESENT THE ARMOURED TARGET BOAT, CONSTRUCTED TO HUBERT SCOTT-PAINE'S DESIGNS AND AS USED BY THE BRITISH ROYAL AIR FORCE [Main Title]
British Power Boat Company promotional film featuring the 37 ft 6 inch "unsinkable" armoured target boats, showing the testing of the boats at Hythe, on the Solent and on open sea and the hand-over of boats to the Royal Air Force.
Shot of power boat A192. Power boat A577 coming towards its mooring. Shot of A577 passing from the left to the right and slowing down. Title 'The hull is normally buoyant and has been rendered unsinkable by the use of a special flotation preparation'. Further shots of the A577 on the water with Southampton dockside visible in the background. Title 'The hull though carrying upwards of 4480 lbs of armour plating possesses remarkable seaworthiness and manoeuvrability and rides on an even keel without pounding'. Shot of the A192. Shots of a halftrack tractor pulling A191 down a street with people following the stern of the boat. Title 'Handing over to the Royal Air Force'. Shot of five armoured boats (numbers including A193, A190, A192 and A194) with the crews outside their armoured cabins. A member of the crew of enters the armoured cabin and shuts the armoured door. Shots of an armoured target boat leaving the harbour. Shot of A192 with the crew. Shots of A193 following A192 and armoured target boats in formation. Title 'On location at a North Sea port with the British Royal Air Force'. Armoured boats moored side by side with the crews on the decks. A194 with radio aerial up moving past the camera followed by a series of shots of armoured target boats moving on the water.