Curtiss C-46 Commando is a DVD that covers this 36-seat propliner originally meant for commercial airline service prior to WWII. The propliner, designated the CW-20, first flew in March 1940.
With the advent of WWII, the US Army became interested in the aircraft for its cargo/transport capabilities, and ordered a militarized version, the C-46 Commando, utilizing two 2,000-hp Pratt & Whitney R-2800-43 engines. The Commando entered service with the USAAF in July 1942, becoming the largest and heaviest twin-engine aircraft in the Air Corps.
3,182 Commandos were built, and they remained in service through the Korean War. A few even served during the first years of the Vietnam War. In late 2004, three Commandos were believed to be operational in Alaska, two in Canada, and one in Bolivia.
Join us onboard a flight over Alaska and Canada. Experience the C-46 in Bolivia, Colombia, Canada, and Alaska. In-flight and air-to-air footage! Spectacular action shots!
The DVD is brand new and in NTSC format. Run time is about 60 minutes in color without narration.