Flying the P-61 Airplane video covers the P-61 Northrop night fighter of World War II. Included are three World War II era flms and the P-61 pilot's manual on the DVD.
Film #1 - Northrop P-61 Black Widow Night Fighters in Color. Exclusive production from recently discovered materials. Very rare color P-61 footage shot at the end of World War II. See the 422nd NFS operating out of Belgium, where you'll get an up close look at P-61 "No Nothin II." Then you'll move on to the Pacific and the island of Saipan, where you'll see legendary 548th NFS P-61 "Bat Outa Hell." One of the highlights of this program is the P-61 gun camera film showing a night attack with bombs, rockets and 20mm cannon. In color with a run time of about 6 minutes.
Film #2 - Flying the P-61 Series Airplane: The Northrop Black Widow Night Fighter. Was this the Air Corp's first stealth fighter? Here's a rare look at one of the least seen, wildest looking, and most specialized American production aircraft of WW2. Armed to the teeth with powerful engines, radar, a remotely controlled 50 cal. machine gun turret, and four 20mm canon, this black beauty was designed to sneak up on unsuspecting prey and quickly blow them right out of the sky. In B+W with a run time of about 28 minutes.
Film #3 - Night Vision for Airmen. Jackie Cooper stars in this short film for night fighter pilots on the dos and don'ts of a successful night fighter interception. A dark film on a dark subject. In B+W with a run time of about 10 minutes.
A 64-page P-61 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, region-free, and is packaged in a plain clear plastic C-Shell DVD case without paper graphics.