Air War - Lightening Strikes
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: September 2, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Imd Films
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Stereo - English
Composed entirely of rare war footage, insightful interviews, and vintage documentaries, this stunning entry to the Air War series highlights notable World War II aircrafts such as the formidable dive bomb/ground attack plane the A-36 (aka "The Apache") and the P-38 Lightning, in part via a motivational film created for the workers at Lockheed who made the P-38. Included are several other primary sources and authentic visual documents.
Description by Music Video Distributors:
Over 90 min of rarely before seen interviews, documentaries, war footage and more from private libraries of veterans from WWII. This action packed and stunning DVD contains the following programs: "Day with the A-36" - This short film deals with the A-36, the dive bomber/ground attack version of the P-51 Mustang. Known as the "Apache" this relatively obscure plane saw action in North Africa, the Mediterranean, Italy and the China-Burma-India theaters of operation before its withdrawal from frontline service in 1944. "P-38 Angel in Overalls" - A motivational film made for the workers at the Lockheed that produced the P-38 Lightning. This film is historically important. It provides a wealth of information on how these planes were produced and tested. "P-38 Flight Characteristics" - With its unusual design and twin engines, the P-38 was one of the most recognizable fighters of WWII. While skeptics wondered about the value of this ungainly plane, it quickly showed itself to be one of the most effective fighters of WWII, regardless of nationality. "Lightning Strikes" - This original production chronicles one of America's most successful and iconic fighters of WWII: The P-38 Lightening. This film offers important background on the design and development of this unique aircraft. Great color footage and gun camera action gives life to the P-38 "Lightening".
American History | Clips And Highlights | Documentary | History | History (USA) | Interviews | War | World War II
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