Boeing B-29 Superfortress Bomber Go To War Vol 1 video covers the B-29 bomber of World War II. Included are six B-29 films as well as the B-29 pilot's manual on the DVD.
Film #1 - Boeing B-29 Superfortress Flight Procedures and Combat Crew Functioning. This is a thorough pilot's view introduction to the premier bomber of World War II. Faster than a Zero, the peak of piston engine technology, with remote controlled gun turrets and a pressurized cabin, the Superfortress was the prime instrument in the Air Corp's very long range attack on the Japanese home islands. Stalin was so impressed with this plane that he ordered the Tupolev bureau to copy interned B-29s exactly. Over 1,000 of these Tu4 clones formed the core of the Soviet Air Force during the early years of the cold war. In B+W with a run time of about 37 minutes.
Film #4 - "Air War Against Japan: XXI Bomber Command". This is the concise history of XXI Bomber Command's strategic campaign against the Japanese home islands. Along with documenting the changing strategy of the unfolding bomber offensive, you'll see both day and night B-29 actions, including rare footage of actual Japanese fighter attacks on big Superforts. In B+W with a run time of about 13 minutes.
Film #5 - B-29s Over Dixie. A fascinating look inside the huge B-29 production facility built from scratch in Marrietta, Georgia. Includes detailed views of revolutionary new production techniques, assembly line work, and the training and care of thousands of new workers. The Georgia operation was much more than a manufacturing plant, it involved the creation of a complex community in an amazingly short time. This film is a tribute to the massive American war effort that was an essential element in the victory of the Allies. In B+W with a run time of about 20 minutes.
Film #6 - Target Invisible. Remarkable documentary on how airborne radar was used for navigation and bombing on B-29 night strikes against Japan. Rare footage of radar in action on an actual Super Fortress mission. This story was so highly classified, it couldn't be told to the American people until after Japan surrendered. In B+W with a run time of about 8 minutes.
A 92-page B-29 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.