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    Douglas A-1 Skyraider

    This is a DVD collection of the US Navy Douglas AD-1 Skyraider. At the end of WW2 the Navy was looking for a new dive bomber to replace the famous Dauntless SBD. 3 companies were in competition to submit a new design, and at the last minute, Douglas submitted the A-1 Skyraider.  The Navy new they had a winner  and accepted the design.  What the Navy did not know at the time that they had a "Champion" on there hands.  The rest is history as they say. We hope you'll enjoy these films, we certainly did.

    1st Film; "Saga of a Skyraider". This is a short story by the Navy on the history of the AD Skyraider.  From the inception, to the Skyraiders last days.  Great story and lots of great footage of the AD-1 Skyraider.  Also, lots of footage of the USS Corral Sea, CV-43.  The 1st carrier to get A-1 Skyraiders.  Great film. Runtime 10:31 Min's

    2nd Film: "Carriers of Korea". This is a very rare footage of the US Carriers fighting the North Koreans by Naval armament.  The famous AD-1 Skyraider, F4U Corsairs, and the F9F Grumman were the mainstay of the aerial fighting against the enemy.  Lots of carrier action and combat footage. B/W Runtime 12:52 Min's

    3rd Film; "WW2 Korea AD-1 Newsreels". This to is a collection of short films on AD-1 Skyraiders from WW2 to Korea. 1st, Navy 's new Dive Bombers. 2nd, Navy uses F6F as guided bomb! 3rd, Korean Attack Carriers.  4th, Carriers planes bomb the enemy. 5th,The summary of the Korean war. Runtime 10:58 Min's

    4th Film; "Story of Korea". This a a USN film that explains why and how we fought not only the North Koreans but the Chinese too.  Kind of a slow total story with the US Navy fighting to stop the communists.. Great stuff and also a very good piece of history. Runtime 21:39 Min's

    5th Film; "Vietnam AD-1 Newsreels". This is another newsreel collection on the AD-1 Skyraider in Vietnam. 1st; Ban Brieng, AD crashes-C-54 Crane struggles to lift it.  2nd,  Pluiku- Vietcong destroy AD-1 Skyraiders on the ground and damage others plus a C-130. 3rd, 1st Cav. UN-54 Crane loads a Caribou, AD-1 Skyraider to an LST, and a UH-1 Iroquois. 4th, Troops on the ground with AD-1 Skyraiders fly cover.  5th:  7th fleet practice raids before admirals. 8th, CV-60 launches Skyraiders. Another great collection. Runtime 22:48 Min's

    6th Film; "Skyraiders over Vietnam".  USAF film on Skyraiders load up on bombs and ammo.  Then the skyraiders takeoff and go on a bombing run somewhere over Vietnam. 12:29 M

    Product No. CFDVD0097

     

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