First pictures of Britain's new air-to-air guided missile - the "Fairey Fireflash" - in action.
Air to air shot showing the missile on the wing-tip of the attacking aircraft. The missile is launched from the wing tip and goes on its way to the pilotless target plane. SCU. Air to air shot of the target plane as the missile strikes it - target plane explodes. CU. Pilot in the attacking aircraft looking through his sights. Air to air shot showing missile on wing tip and target plane in background. The missile is launched from the wing tip, it strikes the target plane and target plane explodes. CU. Pilot in attacking aircraft looking through sights. CU. Air to air, target plane and the missile approaching it. The missile hits target plane and explodes. GV. Meteor plane on aerodrome, being prepared and loaded with the Fairey Fireflash - new air-to-air guided missile. STV. R.A.F. men loading the Fireflash onto wing tip of the Meteor. CU. Fireflash showing the live warhead fixed onto the wing tip. LV. Towards and pan, unmanned aircraft taking off under radio control. GV. The Meteor taxiing away with the Fireflash loaded on its left wing. GV. Towards and pan, the Meteor with the Fireflash taking off. CU. Air to air shot showing the missile on the wing tip of the Meteor. SV. Interior: Two R.A.F. officials in the control room plotting the operation automatically on an illuminated chart. SV. The two RAF (Royal Air Force) men at the controls. CU. Hand pressing button marked "climb". GV. Air to air shot of the target plane. CU. Target plane. SV. Interior, the RAF sergeant in the control room piloting the Firefly target plane. SCU. The R.A.F. sergeant. Air to air shot, Meteor in flight showing the missile ready for action on the left wing. CU. Pilot in Meteor looking through his sights. Shot looking through sights showing target plane in centre of ring. Air to air, guided missile on wing tip of attacking plane. It is fired and goes on its way to the target plane. It strikes and the target plane explodes.