How to Fly the B-26 video covers the B-26 Marauder bomber of World War II. Included are four B-26 films and the B-26 pilot's manual on the DVD.
Film #1 is New White Tailed Marauders: The 323rd Bomb Group and their B-26s. 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. All color footage really brings this bygone era startlingly back to life. A must for Marauder fans everywhere. In color with a run time of about 12 minutes.
Film #2 is How to Fly the Martin B-26 Marauder. This video is highly recommended, combining Hollywood drama with great attention to detail. That's 'Peter Gunn' in the right seat. Although rookie pilots found her tricky to handle during take off and landing because of her abrupt stall , the B-26 was liked and respected by more experienced air crew. Appropriately called 'the Marauder', the high speed, good bomb load, and durability of this bomber made it well suited for low and medium level raids over Europe and the Pacific. In B+W with a run time of about 48 minutes.
Film #3 is The Rear Gunner. Starring Lt. Ronald Reagan and Lt. Burgess Meredith, follows 'PeeWee' Williams through gunnery school and into battle in this vintage WWII information film produced for the Army Air Corps. A seldom seen look inside an actual World War II bomber gunnery school featuring a wide variety of methods for increasing shooting accuracy and weapons proficiency. In B+W with a run time of about 25 minutes.
Film #4 is Building a Bomber: The B-26. See production of a B-26 from metal casting through final assembly. In B+W with a run time of about 20 minutes.
A 105-page B-26 Marauder pilot's manual is included on the DVD. It is in .pdf file format with photos, systems diagrams, performance charts, procedures & more. The manual can be accessed on a computer equipped with a DVD drive.
The DVD is in NTSC format and region-free. It is packaged in a plain clear plastic C-Shell DVD case without paper graphics.