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10-08-2013, 05:39 PM
Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In October 2013 Newsletter

Hello World War 2 & jet aircraft fans --

You are invited to drop by Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com
to view our October selection of eight action packed aviation streaming over the Web in broadband.

As always, all of the videos showing on our web site are for your free viewing pleasure. Please help "spread the word" by liking us on Facebook!

Now showing in October At the Matinee http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/MATINEE.html at Zeno's Drive-In Free admission!
* Thunderbolt! in Color (EXCLUSIVE digitally restored edition with additional scenes & stereo sound) A World War 2 classic, "Thunderbolt!" chronicles the exploits of the P-47 Thunderbolt pilots of the "Fighting *****" of the 65th Fighter squadron, 57th Fighter Group. Based on the island of Corsica the 57th FG flew from behind the enemy's flank In "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 exciting 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. You won't see this extended version anywhere else!
* Angel in Overalls: P-38 Lightnings in Action (NEW Digitally Restored) Produced to show US Lockheed P-38 production line workers the Lightning at war in a wide variety of combat roles. You'll see all aspects of Lightnings in action, including air-to-air gun camera, bombing, rocketing and photo recon.

* Airplane 11: The First TB-58 Hustler Trainer. (NEW Digitally Restored) The training version of B-58 Hustler supersonic bomber, the TB-58, was delivered by General Dynamics to the USAF in August, 1960, the first of eight R&D aircraft ( "aircraft 11" in the test series) converted for that purpose. The biggest change involved converting the Bomber/Navigator station (2nd seat aft) to a pilot/instructors compartment with instrumentation and controls. Highlights include great footage of the colorfully painted TB 58 in operation, a tour of the mock up of the converted crew section, and unique in flight footage shot from inside the aircraft.
* FLAK: Evading Anti-Aircraft Fire for World War 2 Pilots (NEW Digitally Restored) This is a fascinating World War II training film for pilots on the theory and practice of evading antiaircraft fire. The specifications, capabilities, and targeting methods of a variety of German and Japanese AAA pieces are discussed as well as both high and low altitude evasions tactics. Well illustrated with charts, animations and combat film.
* Uncrating and Field Assembly of the P-47 Thunderbolt. A Zeno's Drive-in all time favorite! This truly remarkable step-by-step training film shows how a ground support crew of fifty men could assemble a P-47 in a field using nothing more than muscle, unpowered hand tools, and pieces of the shipping crate it came in
* The New Guinea Campaign: Air Operations Lae-Salamaua. (NEW Digitally Restored) This action packed film covers a key battle of the oft overlooked 1943 New Guinea campaign in the South Pacific. General Douglas MacArthur and his staff put together a brilliant combined arms strategy that utilized Air Power as a key element to leap frog over rugged jungle terrain and isolate and destroy Japanese strongholds.

* China Crisis: Claire Chennault & the 14th Air Force (NEW Digitally Restored) After Pearl Harbor, the American Volunteer Force (AVG) Flying Tigers and their P-40s were incorporated into the new 14th Air Force, and their CO, Claire Chennault, was put in command. This is story of the 14th in action, including P-40 gun camera footage, the epic airlift over "The Hump, and a rare look at air operations in China.

* Tunisian Victory: The Final Defeat of Rommel's Afrika Korps (NEW Digitally Restored) This is the climactic chapter in the defeat of Rommel's Afrika Korps told in an epic, wide ranging presentation full of memorable scenes. An American-British feature length co-production in very good black and white film, which I digitally restored. Told through a combination of striking footage, high powered narration by Burgess Meridith and others, extensive captured German film and first hand accounts from the participants

We also show 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-47 & B-58!

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Web Videos: P-47 Thunderbolts, P-38s, Hustlers, B-25s, FLAK, Rommel, & Chennault in China

10-16-2013, 03:25 AM
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