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zeno303
09-06-2004, 12:25 PM
Hello All

You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com and catch our End of Summer September Triple Feature of World War II aviation films for free online video viewing.

Now Playing At the Matinee
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A Day with the A-36s Very rare color combat footage of an A-36A Invader (the ground attack version of the P-51 Mustang) fighter/bomber squadron in action in Sicily. The A-36A was equipped with the Mustang's original Allison engine (as opposed to the Rolls Royce Merlin adapted so successfully in the escort versions) which worked just fine for low level work. Note the quad 20mm canons on this fast and powerful attack plane, very unusual on an American fighter. This exciting film includes incredible cockpit views of actual ground attack runs. One of the hidden gems in this film are up close views of captured or destroyed Axis aircraft, including an He 111, FW-190, JU 88, and rare view of an intact Italian Macchi 202 Folgore in full desert cammo.

Thunderbolt! - an all time Drive-In Favorite This exciting film chronicles the exploits of the P-47 Thunderbolt pilots of the Fighting Gamecocks of the 65th Fighter squadron, 57th Fighter Group. Based on the island of Corsica off the northwest coast of the Italian boot, they flew from behind the enemy's flank. As part of "Operation Strangle," they continuously attacked highways, bridges, ammo dumps, railroads and just about anything that moved to choke off the flow of supplies to the Axis front line. This film not only features one-of-a-kind P-47 combat footage, it also shows day-to-day life on a MTO forward air base, including vintage pilot slang. This has to be finest combination of great photography, a hard bitten, realistic script, stirring music, powerful narration and full bore Pratt & Whitney R-2800-59W Double Wasp radial engine roar I have seen or heard in a World War II documentary.
"Truly memorable and highly recommended."

Conquest by Air. This is an excellent summary of the strategic air campaign in Europe. Produced right after the war, it benefits from captured enemy evaluations of allied bombing and after action photos of important targets.
You'll also hear testimony form German leadership on the effects of the bombing on their war effort See extensive footage of before and after bomb damage on oil refineries, tank production factories, as well as gun camera footage of air-to-ground attacks. Plenty of B-17 & B-24 air combat action too!
http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/Images/Stearman.jpg
New in the permanent on line collection of free aircraft videos: Primary Flight Training with the Stearman N2S biplane trainer. Three films in this series are now playing 24/7 at the Drive-In. The films star and were produced and directed for the US Navy by actor and silver screen legend Robert "Bob" Taylor, who starred in over 80 pictures. Taylor was a Lieutenant in the USNR and an active flight instructor during the War, and it shows in this comprehensive presentation. The other star of these films is the beloved Stearman N2S biplane trainer, AKA The Yellow Peril. This sweet handling ship was the first step up into the sky for tens of thousands of pilots during World War II.

If you haven't stopped by Zeno's Drive-In before, we also feature 1942-45 vintage WWII Army & Navy pilot training films on how to fly the F4U, F6F, P-38, P-39, P-40, P-47, P-51, P-61, TBF/TBM, AT-6, B-17, B-24, B-25, A-20, A-26, B-26, B-29, and more. And every month there are new feature length world War 2 aviation documentaries playing At the Matinee.

That's over 13 hours of rockin' props for free viewing over the internet.
See detailed charts, diagrams, and interior photos from original WWII pilot's manuals too. Finally, our Control Tower page has the largest collection of World War II Aviation links on the 'net

So drop your flaps & drop in! That's http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com

Zeno

zeno303
09-06-2004, 12:25 PM
Hello All

You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com and catch our End of Summer September Triple Feature of World War II aviation films for free online video viewing.

Now Playing At the Matinee
http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/Images/A36s.jpg
A Day with the A-36s Very rare color combat footage of an A-36A Invader (the ground attack version of the P-51 Mustang) fighter/bomber squadron in action in Sicily. The A-36A was equipped with the Mustang's original Allison engine (as opposed to the Rolls Royce Merlin adapted so successfully in the escort versions) which worked just fine for low level work. Note the quad 20mm canons on this fast and powerful attack plane, very unusual on an American fighter. This exciting film includes incredible cockpit views of actual ground attack runs. One of the hidden gems in this film are up close views of captured or destroyed Axis aircraft, including an He 111, FW-190, JU 88, and rare view of an intact Italian Macchi 202 Folgore in full desert cammo.

Thunderbolt! - an all time Drive-In Favorite This exciting film chronicles the exploits of the P-47 Thunderbolt pilots of the Fighting Gamecocks of the 65th Fighter squadron, 57th Fighter Group. Based on the island of Corsica off the northwest coast of the Italian boot, they flew from behind the enemy's flank. As part of "Operation Strangle," they continuously attacked highways, bridges, ammo dumps, railroads and just about anything that moved to choke off the flow of supplies to the Axis front line. This film not only features one-of-a-kind P-47 combat footage, it also shows day-to-day life on a MTO forward air base, including vintage pilot slang. This has to be finest combination of great photography, a hard bitten, realistic script, stirring music, powerful narration and full bore Pratt & Whitney R-2800-59W Double Wasp radial engine roar I have seen or heard in a World War II documentary.
"Truly memorable and highly recommended."

Conquest by Air. This is an excellent summary of the strategic air campaign in Europe. Produced right after the war, it benefits from captured enemy evaluations of allied bombing and after action photos of important targets.
You'll also hear testimony form German leadership on the effects of the bombing on their war effort See extensive footage of before and after bomb damage on oil refineries, tank production factories, as well as gun camera footage of air-to-ground attacks. Plenty of B-17 & B-24 air combat action too!
http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/Images/Stearman.jpg
New in the permanent on line collection of free aircraft videos: Primary Flight Training with the Stearman N2S biplane trainer. Three films in this series are now playing 24/7 at the Drive-In. The films star and were produced and directed for the US Navy by actor and silver screen legend Robert "Bob" Taylor, who starred in over 80 pictures. Taylor was a Lieutenant in the USNR and an active flight instructor during the War, and it shows in this comprehensive presentation. The other star of these films is the beloved Stearman N2S biplane trainer, AKA The Yellow Peril. This sweet handling ship was the first step up into the sky for tens of thousands of pilots during World War II.

If you haven't stopped by Zeno's Drive-In before, we also feature 1942-45 vintage WWII Army & Navy pilot training films on how to fly the F4U, F6F, P-38, P-39, P-40, P-47, P-51, P-61, TBF/TBM, AT-6, B-17, B-24, B-25, A-20, A-26, B-26, B-29, and more. And every month there are new feature length world War 2 aviation documentaries playing At the Matinee.

That's over 13 hours of rockin' props for free viewing over the internet.
See detailed charts, diagrams, and interior photos from original WWII pilot's manuals too. Finally, our Control Tower page has the largest collection of World War II Aviation links on the 'net

So drop your flaps & drop in! That's http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com

Zeno

SkyChimp
09-06-2004, 12:51 PM
Great stuff, Zeno.

Zeno's site is like a National Historic Landmark. Great place to stop! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

Regards,
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Tooz_69GIAP
09-06-2004, 12:56 PM
Fantastic stuff!! I love coming to the site and seeing what's there this week!!

Do you ever get stuff from other nations like the UK or Canada, or even axis videos??

whit ye looking at, ya big jessie?!?!

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zeno303
09-06-2004, 02:24 PM
I'd love to post some videos from other countries, but they are very hard to find.

Got some leads though. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Zeno

269GA-Veltro
09-06-2004, 03:20 PM
"Operation Husky" is a very good american movie about Italy 1943/44; A36 in that movie is wonderfull! But you can see also P51, P47, B24 and other american birds.

But WARNING: there is a terrible movie inside with the death of an american P51 pilot; it's very strong. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

P.S.: Why on this forum we never talk about A36?

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clint-ruin
09-07-2004, 12:41 AM
I agree, along with the excellent archive.org, Zenos is always worth a browse from time to time for new weird material.

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Beats me. I'd love to have it in the sim along with anything else that hasn't been done in a WW2 sim so far. So looking forward to autogyros in BOB.

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