Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
This DVD is about the amazing
"Curtiss SB2C Helldiver". This plane was the replacement to the
Douglas SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber. Hated at first, it was known as the
"Beast" to many, but after the bugs were worked out, the plane became
effective aircraft in the fleet.
1st Film: "Flying the Curtiss SC2B
Helldiver". This is a great film created by USN about how to fly the
Helldiver. This is a very nice print and the plane is put through it's passes.
Start-ups, Bomb load types, flying, takeoffs and landings, stalls, and of
course, Diving!. Amazing. 32:18 Min's
2nd Film: "Aerial Torpedo
Attack". This is a Navy film on the Grumman TBF Avenger and the SB2C
Helldiver dropping torpedoes and there different types of torpedoes and
different heights. 27:58 Min's
3rd Film: "US Navy Newsreels"
This is a great collection of Navy carrier action. 1st, Carrier strikes Manila
Bay. 2nd, Carriers Hit Manila held bases. 3rd, Naval Battle in the Philippines.
4th, USN Secrets-Rockets and Helldiver. 5th, Carriers battle weather in a
Typhoon. 6th, Navy tests Carriers in Arctic. 13:12 Min's.
4th Film; "Wings of Freedom".
A War Dept film on the Curtiss Factory-P-40's SB2C's. This is not something you
see everyday. 9:59 Min's
5th Film; "Dive Bombing". He
forgot to check his Altimeter!. This is a very RARE Navy cartoon film from the
series "Grandpa Pettibone, GRIPES". There were only 19 cartoons ever
made during WW2 and this one is about a SB2C pilot making a big mistake. RIP!
Runtime 4:21 min's
Product No. CFDVD0082
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