THE VICKERS SUPERMARINE 'ATTACKER' OPERATING FROM HMS 'ILLUSTRIOUS' [Main Title]
Trials of Britain's first carrier-borne jet aircraft.
HA.LS aft from island as Attacker approaches and lands on. Attacker makes a free take off - unladen it does not need the whole length of the deck and lifts off just forward of the island. More take offs and landings. LS of the escorting destroyer, HMS Rapid (D.138). CU as an Attacker is pushed aft past the camera - it is one of the prototypes, TS 416, to Air Ministry Specification E.10/44. MS across the deck to island as Attacker runs past to take off. LS aft over top of 4.5-inch turret to DLCO as he directs landing aircraft. More HA shots of Attackers taking off and landing. Final LS to destroyer steaming in the carrier's wake - Illustrious has just turned to starboard.