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Now Playing - February  Features
Military Road Expedients NEW
The Stilwell Road & the CBI Campaign
The Fight for the Sky Over Europe
WW2 Fighter Formations
USN Fighter Tactics
A-20 Attack Bombers in Action
USN Hit & Run Gunfire Strikes Against N. Vietnam
The U.S Army's WW2 M-10 Tank Destroyer
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Building Military Roads Over Difficult Terrain
A mechanized advance could be stopped dead in tracks by even a short stretch of boggy swamp. U.S. Army Engineers often came to the rescue in crucial engagements. In "Road Expedients" you'll see techniques for building temporary roads in a wide variety of terrains and climates, including jungles and deserts, using locally available materials and equipment.
The Stilwell Road & the China-Burma-India Campaign
The story of China-Burma-India (CBI) campaign is one of the most under-reported, yet most dramatic, exciting and important actions in World War 2. Narrated by Ronald Reagan, this is a very detailed strategic and tactical account of the entire campaign in the CBI, from the Chinese construction of the Burma Road in 1939 through the Japanese invasion of Burma, Allied counterattacks, Japanese counterattacks and the opening of the new Stilwell road to China in 1945.. In the air, you'll see P-40s, Spitfires, Hurricanes, B-24s, B-29s, B-29s, and very rare shots of P-51As and P-47 Thunderbolts operating in South East Asia. On the ground, you'll see troops from many nations in action, including legendary units like Merrill's Marauders and Orde Wingate's Chindits and commanders like Stilwell, Chennault, Cochran and Picket.

In February of 1944, General Jimmy Doolittle "turned loose" his fighters to go after the Luftwaffe where they lived. This marked a radical change in strategy from the disastrous tactics of 1943 that kept escorting fighters chained to bombers. Now, US fighters, including the P-51, probed deep into Germany, catching the opposition on the ground, inflicting mortal damage. This feature combines thrilling combat footage filmed by 8th Air Force combat cameramen with some of the most action packed, down and dirty World War II gun camera film you'll ever see.

World War 2 Fighter Combat Formations: Attack & Escort
with Ronald Reagan
An experienced Army Air Force fighter pilot, played with his usual verve by Ronald Reagan, is called back from the front to lead a fighter tactics class in Flight School for rookie pilots. The film starts with the AAF way for forming. deploying and maneuvering fighter formations from two ship elements to 12 plane squadrons & how to take on enemy fighters. Then the focus turns to tactics for escorting friendly bombers and attacking enemy bomber formations, including close escort, top cover, using the sun to blind opponents, employing decoys in the attack - and more.
U.S. Navy Carrier Fighter Tactics during the Korean War
"Aerial Tactics: High Speed, High Altitude Flight Problems" was produced by the Navy Department during the Korean War. This unique film is compelling for two reasons. First, it features truly outstanding color footage of McDonnell F2H-2 Banshee & Grumman F9F Panther fighters operating singly and in squadron formation, dancing agilely among towering cumulus clouds and flying off carriers. Second, it opens a fascinating window on US Navy carrier launched fighter operations and tactics at the time of the Korean War
This is an original documentary. See rare color footage of 416th Bomb Group A-20 Havoc (aka Bostons) attack bombers taken before the Group transition to A-26s in the fall of 1944 -- plus many memorable still photos from Group photog, Sergeant 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. Low level attack missions flown by A-20s over the Continent were some of the most dramatic in World War 2!
U.S. Navy Hit & Run Gunfire Strikes on North Vietnam
This classified US Navy report made during the Vietnam War, “Surface Strikes,” tells the fascinating, and now largely forgotten story of 7th Fleet hit run surface attacks conducted by destroyers and cruisers, close to the shores of North Vietnam in support of Operations Linebacker 1 & 2 starting in April 1972 through January 1973. The overall objective was to to disrupt enemy lines of communication in support of ongoing air strikes. In addition to interdicting supply ships, Navy Task Forces of up to 14 ships conducted high speed gunfire attacks, often at night, against troop concentrations, AAA & Sam missile sites, supply depots, command & control centers, munitions factories and more, all North of the DMZ and within range of NVA artillery and Migs, who scored hits on US ships.
The M10 Tank Destroyer was the US Army's advanced successor to the half track based T12/M3 and saw action on all fronts in World War 2. Based on a M4 Sherman Tank chassis, it mounted a high velocity 3' (75mm) gun. It featured an open topped turret and with a top speed of 32 mph, was designed for the Army's "shoot & scoot" anti-tank tactics, not for slugging it out toe to toe with enemy heavy armor. You'll get a thorough tour of the M10 systems & weapons inside & out, learn the roles of it's four man crew, and watch live firing exercises on maneuvers at the anti-tank school at Camp Hood, TX.

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