View Full Version : OT: P-51 Mustang on History Channel

02-11-2005, 01:39 PM
8/7c tonight. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

02-11-2005, 01:39 PM
8/7c tonight. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

02-11-2005, 01:53 PM
PBS Ch 17 out of Buffalo had this P51 show last Sunday. Beaufighters, spits and hurries the week before.

Every Sunday at 10.30 to 11.30 pm (so far).

Then another Warbird show after that--11:30.

Great archival footage (re-mastered or whatever it is they do to film).

02-11-2005, 01:57 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Heavy_Weather:
8/7c tonight. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Its an old one, but I always find myself watching it. I just love looking at that plane.

02-11-2005, 02:45 PM
Always nice to have shows like this on TV. But as always where these things are concerned (especially on the History Channell) one should have one's B.S. meter set for a low threshold.

Sometimes they get their tech info so wrong it makes me wince. I don't know if it's this show or not but I saw one where they said that the P-51s didn't get Packard Merlins until the D model. Or that the previous engine was a Packard (it was an Allison V-1710). The worst was that it was the USAAF's idea to put the Merlin in it (it was the RAF). Other times they make crazy blanket statements about things that are inaccurate.

02-11-2005, 09:12 PM
I saw a really neat clip of gun fire on that show tonight. It turns out Oleg was right about the size of the flesh, but... it looked nothing like it used to. It was more like sporadic toungs of fire that would flash briefly several times a second and last for a small fraction of a second. Not solid at all, very easy to see through. I suppose the way they were in FB was just limitation of the engine.

02-11-2005, 10:17 PM
old camera footage of gun-flash is nothing like what your eye sees

han freak solo
02-12-2005, 12:08 AM
The footage in this show was awesome! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

02-12-2005, 07:15 AM
just cant get enough of that show http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

02-12-2005, 10:38 AM
And on Sunday Feb 13 10:30 pm Ch 17 out of Buffalo, they are featuring the Jug. And another warbird segment at 11:30pm on air wars.

02-12-2005, 10:46 AM
I found the Hitler Channel's show on the P-51 to be well... inadequate at best. It did not tell you a thing about who came up (the exact person) with the original concept for the plane.

In addition, nothing was said of how all that power made for a plane that was hard to manage on takeoff or how all that engine weight gave it the gluide curve of half a red brick.

Structual improvements in the design were barely touched on and... well, let's just say I'm sure that there are many here who participate in this forum who could have made a better show on the fascinating development of a plane that for the most part, is still shrouded in mystery and skull duggery type spy lore.

02-12-2005, 10:54 AM
ummm, it was the History Channel, not WINGS, surely you have all the specs and info on this bird by now dont you? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

02-12-2005, 11:28 AM
I took it for what it was worth. A chance to hear WWII pilots share their experiences and to see some classic film footage interspersed with re-inactments. But I do look forward to your broadcast LB http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif


02-12-2005, 11:31 AM
Great show,,even tho it is a re-run it's great to watch just the same http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif