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The Grumman F6F Hellcat DVD Martin B-26 Marauders Go To War DVD Boeing B-29 Superforts Go to War DVD Volume 2
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Photo of a Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter operating from the deck of the carrier USS Lexington during World War 2. Color photos and nose art of Martin B-26  bombers  of the White Tailed Marauders, 323rd Bomb Group, operating against Germany from their base in France in World War 2. World War 2 color photo of Boeing B-29 Superfortress taxiing in after a mission.
The F6F DVD
* Flight Characteristics of the Grumman F6F "Hellcat" The Navy's workhorse, faster and more durable than a Zero, the Hellcat was the USN's first choice for air superiority.
* Recognition of the Japanese Zero Fighter Lieutenant Jimmy Saunders (Ronald Reagan) learns how to tell a P-40 from Japanese Zero, the hard way.
* Spins & Stalls Why they happen & what to do about them. Featuring an F6.
* Don't Kill Your Friends -- Range Safety for fixed gun aircraft Dilbert ("Dead End Kid" Huntz Hall) screws up gunnery practice.
* 62 page F6F pilot's manual in .pdf file format with photos, detailed systems diagrams, performance charts, procedures & more.


B-26 Marauders Go to War
* White Tailed Marauders: The 323rd Bomb Group and their B-26s New Exclusive Production Rare color film of B-26 Marauders in action in the Spring of 1945. See the 453rd, 454th, 455th, and 455th Bomb Squadrons operating against Germany from their base in France.
* How to Fly the Martin B-26 "Marauder" The high speed, good bomb load, and durability of this medium bomber made it well suited for low level raids. Highly recommended.

* The Rear Gunner Starring Lt. Ronald Reagan and Lt. Burgess Meredith, a seldom seen look inside an actual World War II bomber gunnery school.
* Building a Bomber: The B-26 See production of a B-26 from metal casting through final assembly.
* 105 page Martin B-26 Marauder pilot's manual in .pdf file format with photos, systems diagrams, performance charts, procedures & more.
The B-29 DVD Volume 2
* B-29s Over North Korea: The 19th Bomb Group Attacks Bridges Near Sinanju The highlight of the film shows an early morning briefing for 19th Bomb Group (28th, 30th and 98th Bomb Squadrons) at Kadena Air Base on Okinawa. Reminiscent a scene from the World War 2 classic "Target for Today," the briefing is for mission against the all important rail bridges near Sinaju Station, North Korea and the port of Nampo, as part of the preparation for the Inchon landings and the breakout from the Pusan perimeter. And as a special bonus, we've added "19th BG Color Nose Art Scrap Book," a collection of remarkable Kodachrome slides taken of Korean War 19th BG B-29s
* B-29 Flight Engineer Excellent B-29 footage here, showing the aircraft in detail, inside and out. Systems management on the very complex (and often unreliable) B-29 was a critical function.
*The Last Bomb Outtakes Reel From the vaults of the National Archives comes a newly discovered reel of outtakes, expanded scenes, and new footage from the Academy Award winning World War 2 B-29 classic, "The Last Bomb." And there's a big bonus for fighter fans. The section of the original film that shows P-51 Mustang squadrons ranging over the Japanese mainland seeking targets of opportunity is significantly expanded and in very good condition, yielding some of the most exciting color gun camera footage we have seen from World War 2.
* Birth of the B-29 was produced during World War 2 to introduce the American public to the fabulous new Boeing B-29 Superfortress. The film shows how the war against Japan necessitated the development of a super long range bomber that could strike the Japanese Empire from distant bases in Japan, India, and the Marianas Islands. A highlight of the film focuses on a tour of a giant B-29 plant, showing all aspects of production.
* Air Strikes Against Japan
was produced after the War using archival footage, complimented with additional maps and graphics. It gives a clear overall picture of the Allied air offensive against the Japanese home islands.
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How NOT to Fly the B-29 12 pages in Adobe Acrobat .pdf file format. This neat little booklet is part of a series that was produced by the Army Air Corps to alert pilots to the causes and possible solutions for recent stateside B-29 accidents.
* B-29 Pilots' and Flight Engineers' Training manual (51-126-6) 12/15/1945 194 pages with color highlights in Adobe Acrobat .pdf file format. The final and definitive flight manual for the B-29 produced during World War 2. Extensive documentation includes charts, diagrams and performance index.
* Flight Operating Instructions USAF Model YB-29J Aircraft 125 pages with color highlights in Adobe Acrobat .pdf file format. The YB-29J was a short series of 6 aircraft produced by Boeing to test upgraded engines and other enhancements designed to improve B-29 performance and reliability.


The Fighting Lady/Carrier Ops DVD Consolidated B-24 DVD Colossus: The Rise of the US Army Air Force 1939-1943
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Color photo of Navy pilots scrambling to their planes on the deck of The Fighting Lady aircraft carrier during World War 2. Color photo of a Consolidated B-24D Liberator shown at Muroc Air Force Base during world War 2, featured in the How to Fly The B-24D video. P-38E Lightning fighter pilots prepare for a mission at Adak, Alaska in 1942, from the film, Report from the Aleutians.
* The Fighting Lady New color print from archival footage The Fighting Lady follows the fictional career of an Essex Class aircraft carrier from the Marcus Islands through the "Mariana's Turkey Shoot" and much more. All of the footage is real. A true classic.
* Flight Deck Crews: Landing & Re-Spotting Aircraft
* Flight Deck Crews: Catapulting from an Aircraft Carrier
These two unique films offer a rare look (in color) at how US Navy carrier flight deck crews were trained to quickly land, park, fuel & re-arm incoming and relaunch aircraft.
* 76 page F4F/FM2 Wildcat pilot's manual in.pdf file format with photos, systems diagrams, performance charts, procedures & more
Flying the Consolidated B-24 DVD
* Preflight Inspection of the B-24
Crew Chief Kelly & the boys do the check in this inside & out poin-by-point inspection of the big B-24

* Flying the B-24D
The most detailed over the shoulder pilot's view of all aspects of flying s Liberator you will find anywhere.
* B-24s Get Back!
See how B-24s overcame incredible battle damage to bring their crews home.

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Medal of Honor: Ploesti August 1, 1943
The dramatic story of the fabled very low level attack by by B-24 bombers on the Ploesti oil fields.

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145 page B-24 "Liberator" pilot's manua
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Expansion to Air Power Between the eve of World War 2 in June 1939 to December 1943, the US Army Air Force grew from 2,402 aircraft and 24,700 personnel to 65,000 aircraft and 2.4 million personnel - an unprecedented leap! See and hear how they did in through detailed yet easy to understand charts, information and dramatic film footage showing the growth of the US Air Force.
The AAF Report This fascinating film report on the state of the Army Air Force was prepared by the Office of Strategic Services (forerunner to the C.I.A.) and delivered to the American people by Air Force C-in-C General Hap Arnold in early 1944. We know of no better picture of the organization and operation of US Air Force power in the midst of World War 2.
Report from the Aleutians Starting on June 3, 1942, 6 months after Pearl Harbor, a small Japanese force occupied US territory on the Alaskan islands of Attu and Kiska in the Aleutian chain. It took US Forces a year to dislodge them under harsh arctic conditions. This classic color film, directed and narrated by Academy Award Winner John Huston, shows the first offensive steps of the rapidly expanding Army Air Corps at the dawn of world War 2 in the Pacific.
Air War in Europe 1943 This is a series of exciting films showing the rapidly maturing Army Air Force moving into high gear in the Fall of 1943. You'll see the B-17 "Berlin Sleeper" on one of her record breaking 102 missions. B-25 Mitchells battle the North African mud to move out to their new base in occupied Italy. "Thunderbolts Over Europe" shows P-47s taking on the Luftwaffe on a dramatic bomber escort mission. Thirty-three Martin B-26 bombers, protected by RAF Spitfires, hit ship yards, power plants and workshops near Le Trait, France.
Flying the Republic P-47 with Free P-47 Thunderbolts Go to War DVD North American B-25 DVD Armored Attack! US Tanks in Action in World War 2
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Photo of a P-47 Thunderbolt ready for takeoff. Photo of a 75mm equipped  North American B-25G Michell medium bomber from the 48th Bomb Squadron, 7th Army Air Force, on the runway on the Island of Apamama in the Gilbert Islands in World War 2 Photos of M-10 tank destroyers in training at Fort hood Texas, an M4 Sherman tank fighting with the 10th Armored Division at the Battle of the Bulge, and an m3 Grant tank in action early in World War 2
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Flying the P-47 DVD 
* Pilot Familiarization for the P-47
* Ground Handling, Takeoff, Normal Flight and Landing.
* High Altitude Flight and Aerobatics  
* Uncrating and Assembly of the P-47 Thunderbolt See a ground crew put together a P-47 in a farmer's field using unpowered hand tools -- Amazing!
* P-47D pilot's manual


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* Thunderbolt! See 65th FS P-47s in action in Italy. As part of "Operation Strangle," They continuously attacked highways, bridges, ammo dumps, railroads and just about anything that moved to choke off the flow of supplies to the Axis front line. Real fighter base life too. A Classic!
* P-47 Combat Operations Veteran pilots discuss flying missions in all theaters. You'll hear the action described in their own words, including a liberal sprinkling of vintage pilot slang.
* Ramrod to Emden The 56th Fighter Group was home to P-47 aces like David Schilling, Frances "Gabby" Gabreski, Robert S. Johnson, Fred Christensen, Walker Mahurin, and CO Hubert "Hub" Zemke. See an action packed "ramrod" into Germany.
112-Page P-47N Thunderbolt Pilot's manual

 
The B-25 Mitchells Go to War DVD
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How to Fly the North American B-25 "Mitchell" This is the plane that Jimmy Doolittle chose to fly off the carrier Hornet for the famous raid on Tokyo. The '25 was the US's most produced medium bomber.
* Air Operations Lae-Salamaua
See spectacular in cockpit views of B-25 Mitchell medium bomber making strafing runs on Japanese bases as well as some of the first ever "on the deck" tail gunner views of delayed action and "para frag" bombs dropping & exploding right behind the hedge hopping Mitchells.
* Winged Artillery
Nine 75mm canon firing B-25Gs of the 48th Bomb Squadron conduct a hair raising tree top level strike on the Japanese air base on Mille.
* Medium Bombardment & Attack featuring the B-25 Operating New addition Everything you need to know about operating "on the deck" in the Pacific. Outstanding ground attack footage!
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94 page North American B-25 pilot's manual in pdf file format


*The 10th Armored Division in World War 2: Tigers on the Loose. ( Archival footage and interviews. The 10th Armored Division served with distinction with George Patton's Third Army from the Fall of 1945 through the final defeat of the German Army in May 1945. This thorough documentary, prepared by the US Army's Pictorial Center after the war, combines excellent archival film footage, comprehensive maps, and in depth interviews with key personnel.
* Tank Destroyer Boot Camp in Color This unique color documentary gives a rare look inside "Camp" Hood's tank destroyer troop training school in 1943. Includes up close looks at M 10 Tank Destroyers and camp facilities. Highlights include target practice using field guns and M10s against moving targets, field maneuvers against tanks, live fire exercises, armored infantry assaults and bazooka training.
* Operating Light and Medium Tanks Features M5 "Stuart" light and M3 "Lee" medium tanks inside and out in a variety of situations. You'll learn about engines, instruments, fuel systems, starting, gear shifting, turning, breaking, general driving instruction, track maintenance and more.
* TM 9-1729A Technical Manual for Light Tanks M5 ("Stuart"), M5A1, and M24 ("Chaffee"), 75mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M8 and Twin Motor Carriage 40-mm Gun M19: Engines, Cooling Systems and Fuel Systems. 150 pages in Adobe Acrobat ,pdf file format.
* M4 "Sherman" M4A3 Medium Tank Technical manual 64 pages in Adobe Acrobat ,pdf file format. Includes technical data, operating instructions, engines and more.




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