US Air Forces Douglas C-47 Skytrain DVD
On this DVD is a collection of films and newsreels on the USAAF's Douglas C-47 Skytrain, also known as the Gooney Bird. Of all of the aircraft that have flown the skies from the beginning of flight, no airplane changed history quite like the C-47 Skytrain. First released in 1935, this aircraft allowed the airlines to finally become profitable. It could fly and land just about anywhere in the world. As the war started in 1941, the DC-3 was pressed into military service and was renamed the C-47 Skytrain.
Film #1 - Flying the C-47 - A great USAAF film on how to do pre-flight, startup, takeoff, flying and landing procedures for the C-47. Runtime is about 34 minutes.
Film #2 - Airborne Troop Command - A great USAAF film on the C-47 used as a airborne carrier and includes towing the famous Waco Glider of WW2. Amazing story! Runtime is about 16 minutes.
Film #3 - Flying Cargo - A USAAF technical film about flying cargo and the importance of properly calculating weight and balance so the aircraft will fly and not crash. Runtime is about 19 minutes.
Film #4 - Global Operations - A US Army Air Forces film about the need for the Air Forces all around the war. Supplies were needed in great quantity for our troops to fight the Axis powers. The AAF was involved in a global war effort to fight and deliver the goods to win the war. This from the USAF Story series, chapter 12, 1943. Runtime is about 14 minutes.
Film #5 - ETO C-47 Newsreels - This film is a collection of ETO C-47 newsreels:
- C-47 and Paratroops Tested
- C-47 and Paratroops Trained
- Evacuate Wounded in Sicily
- Evacuate Wounded in Europe
- Commercial Parachute Cargo Drops
Runtime is about 9 minutes.
Film #6 - Pacific C-47 Newsreels" - This film is a collection of Pacific C-47 newsreels:
Runtime is about 10 minutes.
- C-47 over the Hump.
- Airfields in New Guinea.
- Burma Air Drops.
- C-47 Rescues.
- Paratroop drops in Rangoon.
- Action in Burma.
Total runtime for the US Air Forces Douglas C-47 Skytrain DVD is about 102 minutes. Format is NTSC DVD and region-free.