Web Videos: Hell Hawk P-47s, Navy Jet Tactics, Bombing Germany, B-29s & Bazookas

Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big April 2012 Newsletter
Hello World War 2 Scale Modellers --
You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In
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this months Matinee showing of six classic World War 2 & Jet
documentary videos streaming over the Web, including two Drive-In
New. We're in the process of upgrading all the World War 2 & jet
pilot training videos on our site from RealVideo and Windows Media to
hosting them on YouTube.[/b] That means higher resolution, better
quality broadband video playback, including on your phone or tablet.
(Back in 1997 our videos were streaming in 28.8 dial up!) Here is the
list of the videos that have been upgraded so far.
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As always, all of the videos showing on our web site are for your free
viewing pleasure.[/b] Please help "spread the word" by liking us on
Now showing "At the Matinee" at Zeno's Drive-In
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The 365th Fighter Group "Hell Hawks" NEW - Premier! In color
Exclusive Documentary. More exciting P-47 Thunderbolt action from the
skies over Germany, Spring, 1945. CO Col. Ray J Stecker leads the men
of the 386th, 387th, and 388th Fighter Squadrons into action. You'll
see extensive color footage of the 365th Thunderbolts in their forward
bases in France and Belgium and exciting air-to- air and air-to-ground
attacks, including rare gun camera film of the shoot down of a
Messerschmidt Me 262 jet fighter!
"First Air Division Bombing Highlights 1944-45" NEW - Premier! During
the last six months of the conflict in Europe, 8th Air Force bomber
ball turret gunners were given 16mm cameras and told to film what they
saw on missions over the Third Reich. Documentaries like "Target for
Today" showed what happened leading up to and then after the bombs
were dropped. This film focuses on what happened directly over the
target. You'll see bombs fall on Berlin, Luneberg, the U-Boat pens at
Bremen, Muenster, Ingolstadt, Regensburg, and many more cities,
including the only known footage of the controversial bombing of
Dresden on Feb 14th & 15th, 1945. These scenes of concentrated
destruction, shot from bombing altitude, are by turns fascinating and
horrific. There are also unflinching shots of deadly Luftwaffe
fighter attacks and US bombers going down amidst incredible forests of
FLAK. (This film was not shown on the home front.)
"Naval Fighter Aerial Tactics during the Korean War - featuring the
F2H-2 Banshee with color corrected video " Produced by the Navy
Department during the Korean War, this unique film features truly
outstanding color footage of F2H-2 Banshee fighter/bombers operating
singly and in squadron formation, dancing agilely among towering
cumulus clouds. it opens a fascinating window on US Navy carrier
launched fighter operations and tactics at the time of the Korean War.
The film addresses three main "problems" in areal tactics: intercept,
escort and attack, and defense.
"Naval Aviation Cadet in World War 2" Narrated by Joseph Cotton
(Citizen Kane, The Third Man). This color film follows the career of a
Navy cadet from enlistment soon after Pearl Harbor through Primary and
Advanced Flight training and on into combat. Especially memorable are
the many scenes shot at Pensacola Naval Air Station flight school.
You'll see all aspects of cadet training, including flight, gunnery,
navigation and bombing, along with a generous serving of cadet social
life. This film is also notable for extensive, rare color footage of a
wide variety of USN training and early war combat aircraft, including
Vought OS2U Kingfisher catapult float planes, Boeing N2S Kaydets,
North American SNJs, Vultee SNV-1 Valiants, Brewster F2A Buffaloes and
SB2A Buccaneers in flight, Consolidated PBY Catalinas and Grumman F4F
Wildcats operating off a carrier deck.
"B-29s Over North Korea The 19th Bomb Group Attacks Bridges Near
Sinanju plus 19th BG Nose Art Color Scrap Book " Exclusive release
from Military Arts Pictures with digitally restored video. The
highlight of the film shows an early morning briefing for 19th Bomb
Group (28th, 30th and 98th Bomb Squadrons) at Kadena Air Base on
Okinawa. Reminiscent of scenes from the World War 2 classic "Target
for Today," the briefing is for mission against the all important rail
bridges near Sinanju Station, North Korea and the port of Nampo, as
part of the preparation for the Inchon landings and the breakout from
the Pusan perimeter. Footage of the heroic and very costly B-29
operations in Korea is extremely rare, so we are very pleased to
release this documentary.
"Mastering the Bazooka Rocket Launcher " The Bazooka was a
revolutionary weapon that combined a man portable "stove pipe" rocket
launcher, with a shaped charge warhead. As you'll see, shaped
charges focused a superheated penetrating jet of gas whose effect on
armored targets was far out of proportion to it's relatively small
size. The Bazooka put this awesome destructive power in the hands of a
single soldier with a range of hundreds of yards. When fired from the
battery powered M1 launcher, the original M6 Rocket, introduced in
1940, could penetrate 4'' of steel armor, making it useful not only
against tanks and armored vehicles, but also against pill boxes,
walls, bunkers etc.
If you haven't stopped by Zeno's Drive-In before, we also feature
1940-45 vintage WWII Army & Navy films and pilot's manuals on how to
fly the F4U, F6F, P-38, P-39, P-40, P-47, P-51, P-61, TBF/TBM, AT-6/
SNJ, B-17, B-24, B-25, A-20, A-26, B-26, B-29, and Stearman N2S.
Alert! - don't miss the F-86 & B-58!
Free admission for all. That's over 14 hours of rockin' World War II
props & jets for free viewing over the Internet!
Now on Twitter @ZenosWarbirds
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Web Videos: Hell Hawk P-47s, Navy Jet Tactics, Bombing Germany, B-29s
& Bazookas
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