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Want to know what it was it like to fly a real P-51 Mustang? Need a present for a vet who flew one or his family? Are you ready to be inspired and uplifted by the exploits of "The Greatest Generation?" Now you can watch the full, complete, unedited original films from World War 2, the Korean War & the Vietnam War from which virtually all the short clips shown on cable channel documentaries are taken. There's a lot more surviving film than you see on TV or ever imagined.

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Advanced Flight Training with the North American AT-6,SNJ DVD The United States Army in Vietnam US Aircraft Carriers Go to War: World War II Flat Tops in Action DVD
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Color photo of a North American AT-6 SNJ Texan Advanced training airplane. Photos of the US army from the Vietnam War: Color still  photos taken from films on the DVD US Aircraft Carriers Go to War, including a US Navy Pilot John S. Jimmy Thach, and B-25s taking off from the carrier USS Hornet for Jimmy Doolittle's raid on Tokyo.
Nine Advanced Flight Training films featuring the AT6/SNJ
Preflight Walk Around * Takeoffs, Approaches & Landings * Small Fields * Cross Winds * Emergencies * Wingovers & Chandelles * Wingover Rolls * Barrel Rolls * Formation Flying A great overview for any pilot in training! Probably the most produced "Advanced Trainer" in history, used by both the US Air Corps (AT-6) and the Navy (SNJ) and by many other nations as the Harvard.
And a 44 page AT6/SNJ/Harvard pilots manual in .pdf file formatwith photos, systems diagrams, performance charts, procedures & more.
The United States Army in Vietnam - Four Films plus a 381 page Field & Depot Maintenance Manual for the M48A3 Patton tank (.pdf). Digital color correction and noise reduction restoration.See the American Army in action in the Vietnam War from the rice paddies of the Mekong Delta to the Iron Triangle near Saigon to mountain fire base fights in the Central Highlands in these revealing color films.

The 1st Division – In July 1965, the “Big Red 1" was the first division sized American unit to be sent to Vietnam. This film gives a year by year account of the divisions actions fought from landing through their departure in 1970.

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment “The Black Horse Regiment” was a uniquely independent unit, functioning as an armored fist, re-enforcing other units in battle and in a wide variety of other roles including convoy escort through enemy territory and jungle clearing. The 4th Infantry Division The “I Vee Men” arrived in Vietnam in the the Summer of 1966. Part of II Corps, they were soon carving out their base of operations at Dragon Mountain, near Pleiku, and fighting in the mountains & jungles of the Central Highlands.
The 9
th Infantry Division 'The Old Reliables” were deployed in Vietnam in 1967 to IV Corps in Southern South Vietnam. In conjunction with the US Navy, as part of “The Mobile Riverine Force, their area of operations were the watery swamps, rivers and rice paddies of the vast Mekong River Delta.

* Complete 381 page Field & Depot Maintenance Manual for the M48A3 Patton tank Adobe Acrobat .pdf file forma, viewable & printable on any PC or Mac computer based DVD player..

The Battle of Midway Award Winning Documentary Directed by four time Oscar Winner John Ford This stirring documentary was shot by Director John Ford during the intense June 4th Japanese carrier plane attacks on Midway Island and by Navy Combat Cameramen abord the USS Yorktown during the epic carrier battle, along with color gun camera film of air to air and air to sea combat.
The Fleet that Came to Stay tells the high tension story of the defense of the Okinawa landing beaches by US carrier planes against Kamikaze attacks - some of the most exciting air combat footage to come out of World War II.
The Second Battle of the Philippines: The Battle of Leyte Gulf was the largest Naval engagement in history, swirling around the 1944 invasion of Leyte Island and the Japanese navy's surprise counterstrike. You'll see dramatic naval surface battles and carrier air footage.
The Life and Death of the USS Hornet tells the dramatic story of the legendary aircraft carrier, the USS Hornet (CV-8), from her launching by Newport News Shipbuilding on Dec 14, 1941 through her dramatic loss on 27 October 1942 after the Battle of Santa Cruz off Guadalcanal.
The Saga of the Franklin New Print! Inspiring documentary shows how the gallant officers and men of the distinguished Essex class carrier USS Franklin overcame incredible battle damage inflicted by a devastating bomb hit to save their ship and bring it home. The film also contains rare and informative color footage of late war Vought F4U Corsair and Curtiss SB2C Helldiver combat operations from the Franklin right off the coast of Japan.
Boeing B-29 Superforts Go to War DVD Vol. 1 World War 2 Fighter Tactics, Aerial Gunnery, Gun Camera Film & more X-treme Bombers: The Northrop YB-49 Flying Wing and the North American XB-70A Valkyrie
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World War 2 color photos of Boeing B-29 Superfortress bombers and their crews and North American P-51 Mustangs fighters operating from Tinian and Saipan  against Japan in World War 2,  as shown in the films The Last Bomb and Saipan Superforts World War 2 Fighter Tactics, Aerial Gunnery, Gun Camera Film & more Color photos of Northrop YB-49 Flying Wing and the North American XB-70A Valkyrie experimental bombers in flight and on the ground.
All videos with new digital image restorations 1/5/2017
* Boeing B-29 Superfortress Flight Procedures and Combat Crew
Functioning Thorough pilot's view introduction to the premier heavy bomber of World War II -- faster than a Zero, with remote controlled gun turrets & a pressurized cabin.
* The Last Bomb Rare late war color film documents all aspects of a XXI Bomber Command long distance B-29 daylight strike at 12,000' on Tokyo.
* Saipan Superforts
Newly discovered color footage of Saipan's 73rd Bomb Wing. Pulse pounding B-29 action plus memorable pin up nose art.
* Air War Against Japan: XXI Bomber Command
A concise history of XXI Bomber Bomber Command's strategic B-29 campaign against the Japanese home islands. Both day and night B-29 actions.
* B-29s Over Dixie
ascinating look inside the huge B-29 production facility built from scratch in Marrietta, Georgia.
* Target Invisible Remarkable documentary on how airborne radar was used for navigation and bombing on B-29 night strikes against Japan.
* Target Tokyo Follow the men of the 21st Bomber Command and their B-29 Super Fortresses from their training base in Grand Island, Nebraska, to the newly built air base at Saipan and right into the first 3,000 mile raid on Tokyo
92 page Boeing B-29 Superfortress pilot's manual in .pdf file format with photos, detailed systems diagrams, charts, procedures & more.
World War 2 Fighter Tactics, Aerial Gunnery & Gun Camera Film NEW!
Eight exciting videos - all on one DVD!

* Fighter Combat Formations: Attack & Escort with Ronald Reagan
An experienced Army Air Force fighter pilot, played with his usual verve by Ronald Reagan, is called back from the front to lead a fighter tactics class in Flight School for rookie pilots. The film starts with the AAF way for forming. deploying and maneuvering fighter formations from two ship elements to 12 plane squadrons & how to take on enemy fighters and more.
* Offensive Tactics Against Enemy Fighters with James "Jimmy" Thach Learn the tactics US Navy fighter pilot's developed -- the hard way -- during the first two years of World War 2 fighting the Japanese. Narrated and produced by legendary World War 2 fighter ace John "Jimmy" Thach ("The Thach Weave") & animated by Disney.
* Acrobatics for Fighter Pilots featuring the Fairchild PT-19
This Army Air Corps training film covers the basic acrobatic maneuvers every fighter pilot should master before heading into combat, including Immelmans, loops, snap, half & slow rolls, vertical reverses and more.
* Flexible Aerial Gunnery: Making A Gunner This Army Air Force training film is the best look inside a World War 2 aerial gunnery school we have seen.
* 8th Air Force P-51 Mustang Gun Camera Film ( The origin of this video is a silent 8th Air Force information film showing 8th AF P-51 gun camera film shot in the snow covered Winter of 1944-1945, with brief unit IDs for each pilot. We've restored the video, added sound effects from real P-51s and included photos of most of the featured pilots with additional info and pictures of their Mustangs.
* 9
th Air Force P-47 Thunderbolt Gun Camera Film This color video is taken from archival collection of dark, faded silent film that we've been able to restore using digital technology. Once again we've added additional info about the pilots and planes and added real P-47 Thunderbolt sound effects.
* Recognizing the Focke Wulf Fw 190 This informative aircraft recognition film was produced by the RAF. Telling friend from foe was an essential skill for every combat pilot. Fine in flight footage shot from many angles of a captured Fw 190.
* Recognizing the Junkers Ju 88 (1943,7:00, Restored B&W)
Another excellent RAF aircraft recognition film. There's some very good Ju 88 footage here, including one of the intact examples that landed in Britain, shown in flight from many angles.
Four films and two flight manuals on one DVD
*Initial Flight of YB-49
This film was produced by the US Air Force and Northrop to show the first the test flights flights of the YB-49 Flying Wing at Northrop' s Hawthorne, California facility, introducing it to the American public for the first time.This aircraft is revealingly shown at all angles, including up close on the ground and in flight.
*The Story of the Flying Wing
Northrop Aircraft produced this information film to extol the Wing's virtues and answer her critics. The result is a film that gives a compelling overview of the principles of advantages of the Wing design, delivered by Northrop's Director of Engineering, Harrison F. Burke. You'll see color film of the jet powered wing in operation, supplemented by an extensive use of instructive animations.
*XB-70 Valkyrie Flight Test Program
This film, produced by North American Aviation, gives a concise overview of the early phases of the XB-70A aircraft design, construction, development and testing. You'll see Phase one & two flight tests and "proof loading" structural tests. The use and testing of "folded wing tips" and retraction of the "windshield ramp"in supersonic flight is discussed in detail along with the innovative air induction system. On the17th flight, on Oct 14th, 1965, the Valkyrie breaks the Mach 3 barrier and flies at over 70,0000 feet.
*XB-70A Valkyrie: Phase One Flight Testing
The critical first four flight tests of the XB-70A over 34 days at Edwards AFB are shown in detail culminating in the aircrafts first supersonic flight. As might be expected, these early f lights included some dramatic moments, including an in flight engine flame out and one of the landing gear bursting into flames during touch down. But, as mission chief test pilot Col Al White says, "if there were no problems during testing, you wouldn't need test pilots or test flights.

*Flight Handbook for the Northrop YB-49 Airplane
(77 pages)
*North American XB-70A "Valkyrie" Flight Manual (380 pages )

World War 2 Behind the Scenes V2: News & Information for the U.S. Army, Navy & Air Force Republic F-105 Thunderchiefs Go to War DVD Chopper-American Military Helicopters & Their Crews 1940-1980
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Behind the Scenes in World War 2 - Vol 2. News & Information films seen only by U.S. Army, Navy & Air Force personnel! Photo of Republic F-105 Thunderchief fighter bombers on a mission high over the jungles of Vietnam Photos of American Military Helicopters

Behind the Scenes in World War 2 - Vol 2. NEW!

News & Information films seen only by U.S. Army, Navy & Air Force personnel!

A Welcome to Britain with Burgess Meredith
G. B. Shaw said, "The United States and Great Britain are two countries separated by a common language." That was never more true than when tens of thousands of American servicemen poured into the British Isles during World War 2. This charming, humorous film, starring award winner Burgess Meredith, was an Anglo-American co-production shown to prepare Yanks for successfully dealing with inevitable culture shock when they started moving among the general population in the U.K., and just as importantly, how to avoid unintentionally offending their hosts.
Army Air Force Combat Camera Units Weekly Digest -- Highlights 1944-45
These film bulletins were seen only by service personnel. They usually covered air action, but AAF cameramen also occasionally covered other combat in their area. Gun camera & bomb drop film as well as "you are there footage on the ground Maps are used to show specific locations.
Army-Navy Screen Magazine Highlights 1941 -1945 This was a bi-weekly series of films produced by the Army, Air Forces & Navy shown only service personnel providing war news from battlefronts abroad and defense efforts at home, often featuring first person accounts.

There is a Way; The 421st Fighter Squadron in Vietnam The best documentary featuring a US Air Force unit from the Vietnam War. See the 421st Fighter Squadron, 388th TFW, their F-105 Thunderchiefs and their crews in the air over Hanoi and on the ground at their base in Korat, Thailand. There's a multitude of informal, as it happened interviews with everyone from the group commander and pilots to hard working maintenance professionals. Pilots discuss tactics and missions, you'll see & hear briefings and debriefings, tour the flight line, relax with the squadron after hours and much more.
The Twenty-Five Hour Day; A Story of Air Force F-105s
This film, produced by Fairchild-Hiller-Republic for the US Air Force, offers a unique look inside F-105 Thunderchief” (The "Thud”) fighter-bomber operations when the air campaign against North Vietnamese supply lines was ramping up into high gear.Includes an excellent over view of Thud operations
against the Ho Chi Minh trail.
Faces of Rescue
F-105 flight leader Lt. James Devoss tells the dramatic account of his rescue from enemy held territory. You'll hear the story of his mission from takeoff to pickup by a "Jolly Green Giant" after being shot down, including actual footage of his rescue. You'll also see all aspects of a "search and rescue" operation that saved so many lives in Vietnam.

Flight Manual for the USAF Series F-105 Series D, F and G 'Thunderchief” all-weather fighter bomber. Over 800 pages of information on normal and emergency flight procedures, operating limitations, flight characteristics, weapons systems, full performance indexes & much more.

Seven Films

* Flying the Sikorsky H-19 Chicasaw Helicopter Transitional training with the Sikorsky H-19. The Sikorsky H-19 and its subsequent variants were workhorse utility helicopters for all branches of the U.S. military and many allied forces in the 1950s & 60s, playing prominent roles in conflicts from Korea through the Vietnam War and in many civilian rescue operations.The film covers eight steps: Pre-flight Inspection, Cockpit Procedures, Taxiing, Hovering, Takeoff, Auto-rotation, Approach and Engine Shutdown. The film offers very detailed views of this classic "Chopper," inside and out.

* Bell AH-1J and AH-1T SeaCobra Attack Helicopters in Combat The U.S. Marine Corps H-1J and AH-1T SeaCobra helicopters are twin engined variants of the Army's AH-1G Huey Cobras, which had been introduced during the Vietnam War.The Marine Cobras saw limited action at the end of the Vietnam War and then in in Grenada in 1983, the Gulf War, Afghanistan, and Operation Iraqi freedom.. nautical miles. They can reach speed of 170 knots , cruise at 140, have a range of 100 miles and are IFR equipped for all weather and night operations. They can mount a wide range of weapons.The film shows Marine Cobras performing critical missions, mostly in support of amphibious landings.

* USAF 20th Helicopter Squadron CH-3C Jolly Green Giants in Vietnam
Operation Double Eagle in late January, 1966, was the largest Marine amphibious assault since the Korean War and the largest conducted during the Vietnam War. 5,000 "Delta Force" marines from 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, and 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines landed by ship and helicopter in southern Quang Ngai Province near Duc Pho. Great quality color footage shows USAF 20th Squadron "Jolly Green Giant" CH-3C helos operating out of Danang supporting the amphibious landing in a variety of roles including ferrying 105mm howitzers from "Red Beach" inland to forward fire bases, transporting causalities and captured VC, bringing in spare parts and ferrying civilians from the combat zone to safe havens.

* Shotgun Rider: Huey Helicopter Door Gunners in the Vietnam War One of the iconic images from the War in Vietnam is of U.S army door gunners firing M-60 machine gun bursts from a low flying Huey into the jungle below. This fascinating film shows all aspects of door gunner duty, from training through deployment in front line units in Vietnam. And the film isn't just about these 'Shotgun Riders," it's also an informative look at all aspects of Huey Attack Helicopter operations & tactics in Vietnam.

* Chopper Pilot Often called "The Helicopter War," Vietnam produced an explosion in demand for trained pilots & crew. Starting with basic classroom work on aerodynamics, engineering & more at Fort Walters Training Center, promising students, soon move on to to basic flight school in the minuscule TH 155 trainer to learn basic flight controls & helicopter handling and then on to their first solo flight. (Then a veteran military instructor takes over to teach them advances skills, including low level cross country flying, navigation, formation flying and recon work. Those that pass the test move on to Ft. Rucker, Alabama for advanced training ion the lager TH13T, including instruments, ADF and GCa. The next step up is to the ubiquitous Huey UH1 and includes basic maintenance and familiarization with the Huey gunship variant. Training culminates in an 8 Day "Field Problem," where everything is done to simulate operating in real combat conditions doing a variety of missions, including heavy lifting, recon, transport & LZ support.

Boeing CH-47 Chinook Airlifts Chaparral Defense System (1977,Color,25:00)
From their inception Helicopters were seen as ideal carriers for transporting loads from Point A to Point B in remote, inaccessible areas in a relatively short time. The Army's Boeing CH-47 Chinook is a prime example that could lift up to 10,000 lbs. This nuts and bolts, how its done film shows an Army team airlifting a M54 forward air defense launcher, mounting four MIM-72A heat seeking missiles, in an emergency situation in the desert by decoupling it from it's tracked carrier and transporting it to a hot spot to provide a ready to go defensive shield.

Bonus: World War Two Helicopters. (1941-45,B&W,Silent,10:00) These very rare archival film shows test flights of three of the first operational military helicopters in World War 2: the German twin rotor Focke Achgelis Fa 223 Drache (Dragon0, the German single rotor, forward engined Flettner FL265, and the American Vought Sikorsky VS 3000 Amphibious helicopter.

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