How to Fly the A-20 Havoc video covers the Douglas A-20 Havoc and A-26 Invader attack bombers of World War II. Included are five films.
Film #1 - A-26 Invaders Attack! Legendary SFP 186 combat cameramen rode along with 416th bomb Group A-26 Invaders during March and April, 1945 with color film loaded in their cameras. The results are some of the most beautiful and dramatic footage to come out of the World War II.You'll see fleets of silver Invaders soaring through towering cumulus clouds before unloading torrents of bombs deep inside the Third Reich. An added bonus is a cache of remarkable still pictures taken by 416th Group (668th, 669th, 670th and 671st Bomb Squadrons) staff photog "Sargent Cachat" showing A-26s and their crews. In color with a run time of 21 minutes.
Film #2 - A-20 Havocs in Color with 416th Bomb Group Scrapbook Rare color footage of 416th Bomb Group A-20 Havocs (aka Bostons) taken before the Group transition to A-26s in the fall of 1944 -- plus many memorable still photos from Group photog, Sargent Cachat. Includes over 200 pictures, including dramatic combat shots, detailed photo analysis of target strikes in France, Belgium, and Germany, and some of the most memorable crew photos we've ever seen. Color film and B&W stills with a run time of about 20 minutes.
Film #3 - Flying the A-20 Bomber. Flown as 'the Boston' by the Brits on daring hedge hopping low level 'ramrod' raids over the Continent and as the 'Havoc' by the US Army Air Force skimming the jungles of SE Asia, this magnificent attack bomber is one of the most underappreciated aircraft of World War II. In B+W with a run time of about 20 minutes.
Film #4 - A-26 Flying Tips. World War II, Korea, Indochina, the Bay of Pigs, Laos, Vietnam, the Congo, South America, fire fighting in the Pacific Northwest -- this fantastic aircraft has seen it all! The most advanced attack plane of World War II. In B+W with a run time of about 16 minutes.
Film #5 - FLAK is a fascinating World War II training film for pilots on the theory and practice of evading antiaircraft fire. The specifications, capabilities, and targeting methods of a variety of German and Japanese AAA pieces are discussed as well as both high and low altitude evasion tactics . Well illustrated with charts, animations, and combat film. In B+W with a run time of about 17 minutes.
A 143-page Douglas A-26 Invader pilot's manual is included on the DVD. It is in .pdf file format with detailed 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.