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USAF MATS Prop Airlift Cargo Planes DVD
USAF MATS Prop Airlift Cargo Planes DVD

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USAF MATS Prop Airlift Cargo Planes DVD

This is a DVD collection of early MATS USAF prop cargo planes. These cargo planes are the C-69 Connie, C-97 Stratofreighter, C-119/C-120 Boxcar, C-124 Globemaster and the famous C-130 Hercules. These aircraft worked hard for our nations Military Air Transport Services.

1st Film: "C-69 and the RC-121" - The Lockheed C-69 Constellation was built in 1943 and was considered the fastest airliner in the world at the time. Built in cooperation with TWA owner Howard Hughes, the Connie went into service as the C-69. Modeled after the P-38, the Connie could reach speeds of 360mph. After the war, the other services used the Connie for a radar platform named the RC-121. This is a collection of short films on both versions. Run time is about 16 minutes.

2nd Film: "C-97 Stratofreighter" - This is a USAF MATS film on "Cargo Critical". It is about getting wounded men to a hospital quickly and one way to do that was to get them back to the States. The C-97 fit the bill very well for that task. The C-97 was an enlarged B-29. We included newsreels about the capacity of this great aircraft. Run time is about 16 minutes.

3rd Film:"C-119 and C-120 Boxcar" - This is a collection of short films on the C-82 to the C-119 and onto the C-120. The USAAF and later the USAF needed a better cargo aircraft that could load and unload on short runways. Thus the invention of the C-82. Great concept, but the C-82s airframe was too light, so Fairchild had to rebuild it as the C-119. Later they came up with a new model with detachable containers called the C-120. Very interesting concept. In these shorts, you can see the aircraft being used to fly paratroops as well as being used to fly cargo. There is even a gunship to replace the C-47 goonie bird gunship used in Vietnam. Run time is about 9 minutes.

4th Film: "C-123 Provider" - This a Fairchild promotional film on the YC-123H version. We added an extra newsreels on this amazing aircraft. What is really amazing was that the C-123 was originally designed as a large glider. That project never worked out. A very rare film. Run time is about 13 minutes.

5th Film: "C-124 Globemaster" - This is a USAF film about the mighty C-124 Globemaster being used to fly supplies to the Antarctic. Run time is about 22 minutes.

6th Film: "The C-130 Hercules" - One of the USA's hardest working aircraft, the C-130 was a medium heavy lifter that could do almost anything our military wanted. This film is about the early development of the C-130 Hercules. We have included some newsreels of the aircraft as well. Run time is about 21 minutes.

Total runtime for the USAF MATS Prop Airlift Cargo Planes DVD is about 97 minutes. Format is NTSC DVD and region-free.

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