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America's fight for the sky A one-of-a kind collection of aviation films from World War II and beyond.
Title:
America's fight for the sky A one-of-a kind collection of aviation films from World War II and beyond.
ISBN:
9781618942241
Publication Information:
Renton, WA : TOPICS Entertainment, Inc. , 2012.
Physical Description:
16 video discs (ca. 18 hours)
General Note:
DVD format.
Contents:
Vol. 1 - Evasion ; Suckerbait ; Land and live in the desert ; Land and live in the Arctic ; 24's get back ; The B-47 ; The fight for the sky:our fighter pilots versus the Luftwaffe in Western Europe ; Flak ; DZ Normandy ; Air reconnaissance and observation ; Making a gunner -- Vol. 2 - Medium bombardment and attack aviation ; How to fly the B-26 airplane ; Bombers over North Africa ; B-29 flight procedure and combat crew functioning ; B-29 flight engineer ; Fighter combat formations: Attacks and escort ; Acrobatics ; Eyes aloft ; Recognizing the Heinkel 177 ; Recognizing the JU88 ; Recognizing the Focke-Wulf 190 ; Ultimate history of the Messerschmidt -- Vol. 3 - Ultimate history of the B-17 bomber ; Ultimate history of F-16 fighter ; Air races & air forces ; Innovation & action ; Explosions & elegance ; Outback & inverted -- Vol. 4 - Flying aces & exotic places ; Past, present & future flight ; Something old, someone new ; Historic planes & modern pilots ; Classic & contemporary ; Bells & Boeings ; Assorted aircraft action ; Combat legends ; Heroes & helicopters.
Abstract:
Historic aviation combines with today's cutting-edge aircraft in this 16-DVD collection featuring films from the United States National Archives. See actual footage of the spectacular planes of World War II, including the B-24 and the B-47; and watch incredible moments, such as the planning and preparation for the invasion of Normandy. Then hear from heroic World War II pilots today, and see some of the amazing planes being developed for the future. Discover how the past continues to help shape the future of America's powerful air presence in this exciting and informative 18+-hour collection! "America's superior air power was, undeniably, a vital element in the Allied victory in World War II. As our newly minted aircraft travelled farther, faster and with heavier armament than ever dreamed possible, America's pilots took control of the skies and turned the tide of war. The motion picture experts from the National Archives have selected these priceless images and sounds of the World War II era of aviation to enable viewers to experience firsthand this fight for the sky." -Marcia Kolko, Archives Specialist, Motion Picture, Sound & Video Office National Archives and Records