After 1947, The air arm of the USAAF was transferred to the USAF and the bulg of the aviation went to the USAF. Large transports and fighters went there, but the Army still needed quick "Field" deployment of it's soldiers and small fixed wing aircraft fight the need along with the development of the helicopters. This is some of the Army's fixed wing aircraft used for that purpose in the Korean War and in Vietnam.
1st Film; Wing on the Tree Tops" This is an Army film explaining the need for
"Air Mobility". The film
edited to emphasize the fixed wing aircraft used. 11:15 M
2nd Film; "; "C7-A Caribou
Operations". An Army film on the C-7a Caribou and it's use in
Vietnam. At 28k lbs, it was a great short field hauler of troops and
cargo. This film show how they used the
plane for "gravity drops" of supplies, "skids drops", short
field landing of troops and supplies and dropping paratroops in Vietnam. 23:04 M
3rd Film; "OV-1 Mohawk A collection of films on the OV-1
Mohawk. 1st, the review of the Mohawk and it's function to the Army and then
on to support "Forward Air Mobile stations" with gathering photos and
infrared recons of the enemy. 10:24 M.
4th Film; "U-1 Otter" The Otter was a short Troop hauler. Great for landing 19 fully equipped troops on open fields and carrying
paratroopers for quick deployment. This
collection also show the development on Army HALO system. 21:07 M.
Film; "L-20 U-6 Beaver" The L-20 Beaver was used an inexpensive transportation of officers, supplies, mail
delivery and even Photo recon to
track the enemy below. 10:53 M
6th Film; "L-19 O-1 Bird Dog" So Small, So Slow, but So Effective! This is a collection of the Cessna L-19/O-1 being use for artillery verification in Korea and FAC (Forward Air Command) dropping leaflets in Vietnam. 10:16 M
Item No. CFDVD0320
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