Boeing 377 Stratocruiser Airliner and the C-97 Stratofreighter transport DVD
This DVD is a collection of films and newsreels on the famous Boeing 377 Stratocruiser airliner and the C-97 Stratofreighter transport. The story begins when Boeing built the B-29 Superfortress that eventually was designed as a double decker troop carrier, the C-97 Stratofreighter. After WW2 it was decided to build a pressurized version for the airlines and the Boeing 377 was born.
Film #1 - Boeing 377 Stratocruiser - This is a great Boeing film on the early development and uses of the 377 Stratocruiser. Only 55 of these pressurized long range airliners were ever built and their only weak point was a reliability problem with their four Wright Double Wasp engines with large four-bladed propellers! This film is truly a piece of aviation history. Runtime is about 15 minutes.
Film #2 - C-97 Stratofreighter - This is a USAF MATS film on Cargo Critical. It is about getting wounded men to a hospital quickly and one way to do that was to get them back to the States. The C-97 fit the bill very well for that task. The C-97 was an enlarged B-29. We included a newsreel about the capacity of this great aircraft. Runtime is about 16 minutes.
Film #3 - Boeing B-29 Superfort - This is a US Army Air Forces film on the B-29 Superfort. The story is about the building and using the B-29 Superfort in the Pacific war against Japan. The film shows footage of the factory and the bombing of Japan during WW2. Runtime is about 13 minutes.
Film #4 - The KC-50 Tanker - Aerial refueling became very important after WW2 so the USAF developed the KC Tanker series. This is a short film on the Boeing KC-50, which is an advanced B-29 airframe. Runtime is about 5 minutes.
Film #5 - C-97 Newsreels - This is a collection of C-97 and Boeing 377 newsreels:
Runtime is about 10 minutes.
Film #6 - The Boeing Guppy - The Boeing Guppy was designed from the advanced B-50 with a very large carrying capacity. This is a short NASA film on the Boeing Guppy loading two NASA F-5 fighters and taking off. Runtime is about 5 minutes.
Total runtime for the Boeing 377 Stratocruiser Airliner C-97 Stratofreighter DVD is about 64 minutes. Format is NTSC DVD and region-free.