P-47 Thunderbolt Movies
Army Air Forces Newsreels - DVD
This program features original newsreel footage produced by the U.S. Army
Air Force throughout World War II. You'll thrill to aerial maneuvers, the
construction of aircraft, the launching of naval vessels, testing of new
aircraft such as the B-19, USAAF cadets in training, glider and parachute
training, the German airborne invasion of Norway, the Japanese attack on
Pearl Harbor, and more. You even get the film D-Day to Germany 1944-45,
which follows U.S. military efforts from the Normandy landings, through the
liberation of Paris, to the ruins of Berlin. B&W and color, 2 hrs. 5 min.
Narrated by Walter Cronkite, this series chronicles
the impact that aerial fighting machines had on the outcome of WWII. You'll
observe Hitler's determined attempts to conquer Britain and witness the
battles and dogfights in the Pacific Theater, including the war-ending
flight of a lone B-29. This fascinating retrospective features rare
documentary film including captured German and Japanese footage, accompanied
by Cronkite's narrative and an original musical score. 6 hours on 3 DVDs.
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Showdown - DVD
Featuring dramatic recreations with restored aircraft, this 2-DVD collection -
which includes all seven episodes of the series Showdown: Air Combat - puts you
inside some of the most thrilling aerial dogfights in history!
You'll view aircraft such as the P-38 Lightning, F4F Wildcat, F4U Corsair, P-47
Thunderbolt, P-51 Mustang, Me 109, Fw 190, A6M Zero, F-86 Sabre and MiG-15;
learn about each aircraft's strengths and weaknesses; analyze the groundbreaking
tactics employed in each confrontation; meet the extraordinary pilots who flew
the original missions; and more. 5 hours.
41st Fighter Squadron - DVD
Through interviews with 18 veterans, archival
footage and photographs, this program presents the history of the 41st
Fighter Squadron - which flew the P-39 Airacobra, P-47 Thunderbolt and P-51
Mustang in the Pacific Theater during World War II - from pre-war maneuvers,
through the attack on Pearl Harbor and transit overseas, to the squadron's
service in Australia, New Guinea, the Philippines, and Okinawa. Includes an
interactive Pacific Theater map and a P-39 training film. Color and B&W, 2
hrs. 20 mins.
A Clash of Eagles - DVD
The Fighters of WWII
From RAF fighters defending England in the Battle of Britain to German
Luftwaffe fighters vainly defending the Reich against swarms of escorting
Allied planes, the war in the air was a critical element in the Allies'
World War II victory. Here, pilot interviews and intense combat footage
introduce you to the men, the machines, and the tactics employed, making
this a fascinating look at the deadly aerial struggle. Over 5 hours on two
Famous Fighters of World War II Volumes One & Two
Featuring dramatic action sequences, close-up
footage and interviews with the pilots who flew them, this DVD shows you the
history, development and operational role of the most famous fighters of World
War II. Covers the Lockheed P-38 Lightning, the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, the
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, the Grumman F6F Hellcat, the North American P-51
Mustang, the Supermarine Spitfire, the de Havilland Mosquito and the Hawker
Hurricane. Color and B&W, stereo, 3 hrs. 18 min.
3 DVD Movie Set
This incredible three-disc set includes more than five hours of exciting aerial
combat action from World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam! You'll view
unforgettable footage of American fighters in World War II, including P-38
Lightnings, P-47 Thunderbolts and P-51 Mustangs; F-86 Sabre and MiG dogfights
over Korea; fully-loaded Hueys carrying wounded troops out of hot LZs and a
menacing AH-1 Cobra swooping in to rescue a platoon of Americans in Vietnam; and
much more! Color and B&W, 5 hrs. 30 min.
Glory, Vol. 5: Republic Thunderbolt P-47 (1998)
Best Fighter of WWII, September 27, 2002
A viewer (Brantford, Ontario Canada)
This is the Warbird I would have wanted to be in with my life on
the line. My humble opinion is that this is the best fighter of WWII. This
DVD is great for the detail, the video quality, the multi-angles, and much
more. I love to watch the landing from the pilot's point of view,
it makes you feel like you're flying the plane yourself. You can hear that
beautiful, throaty roar of the massive Pratt & Whitney, you can
almost smell the burning oil. The Family Photo Album is great, even the
mini-movie is good, with actual WWII footage. The pilot's manual
is also great. Another must-have DVD for Warbird fans.
the P-47 Thunderbolt
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Exhibit about the P-47 Thunderbolts in WW2
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In the entire history of military aviation, there has never been an airplane
that could match the P-47 Thunderbolt for ruggedness and dependability. The
pilots who flew it into combat called it "The Unbreakable" and "the plane
that can do no wrong." Learn more about this fascinating aircraft in this
2: Fire From the Sky, Memphis Belle & Thunderbolt
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Box Set DVD
(includes F4U Corsair, B-29 Superfortress
and P-47 Thunderbolt)
Run Time: 156 minutes
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The True Story of the Tuskegee Airmen
the 332nd Fighter Group
Running time 1:42 Flying the P-47 -
In three parts, almost anything you might ask about the famed Thunderbolt
fighter. Here is detailed coverage that begins with pilot familiarization,
ground handling, take-off, normal flight, landings and high altitude
flight and aerobatics. Includes tips on what not to do. (B&W, 1 hr.,
9 min.) Thunderbolt: Ramrod to Emden - The story of the 56th F.G.
(8th A.F.) P-47 escort mission on Oct. 1, 1943. Covers the Thunderbolt
pilot briefing, the take-off, joining up and rendezvous with the B-17s
and B-24s. Excellent combat footage. We shoot down a few Fw-190 bandits...
but we lose some B-17s, too! (B&W, 33 min.)
1 hr. 42 min. total runtime.
War Film Expo Vol. 2
Three rare WWII
aviation films in One
Running time 1:44. Three
rare WWII aviation films made during combat. The
Memphis Belle - Fly with the Belle’s crew on the 25th and final mission,
a daring daylight attack on the submarine pens at Wilhelmshaven. A great
historical documentary. Color. Target Tokyo - Ronald Reagan narrates. Follow
the giant B-29 Super Forts flying from their secret base against
stiff flak and fighter opposition to blast the Japanese homeland.
Thunderbolt - Ride in the P-47 as it races up the boot of Italy bombing
and strafing vital supply routes. Some of the most spectacular film of
the war from the air. Color.
from the Heavens
Running time 1:44. Three
rare WWII aviation films made during combat. The
Memphis Belle - Fly with the Belle’s crew on the 25th and final mission, a
daring daylight attack on the submarine pens at Wilhelmshaven. A great
historical documentary. Color.
Target Tokyo -
Ronald Reagan narrates. Follow the giant B-29 Super Forts flying
from their secret base against stiff flak and fighter opposition to blast
the Japanese homeland.
Ride in the P-47 as it races up the boot of Italy bombing and strafing
vital supply routes. Some of the most spectacular film of the war
from the air. Color.
This video features three accidents with the P-47 that
could have been avoided. Training officers take you through the "do's" and
"don'ts" of flying the P-47. 40 min.
Webmasters Note: One of my long
time friends, Jack Long a AT6 Fighter Pilot Instructor then a B-29 Pilot, told
me a story about his first experience with the P-47. He was stationed at a
training base in Florida when a pilot came to show the squadron the new P-47.
Jacks Commanding Officer took the plane for his first test ride and flew past
the troops who were watching on the ground. Jacks Commander flew by at
full speed then pulled back on the stick for a quick climb. This is a
DON'T. The plane went into a high speed stall and instantaneous horizontal
spin only fifty feet from the ground. Jacks Commander recovered, flew
around the pattern then landed. He told his troops, "I almost got killed."
This is one of the DON'T's of flying a Warbird. Don't Show Off.
C. Jeff Dyrek
P-47 Fighter Bombers in Action Over Europe (1944)
This is an older movie starring Robert Stack. It is about a P-47 Squadron.
The German planes are actually P-51Ds. I don't remember when it was made,
but it was in the '50s and it is in color.
Good flying sequences.
Chuck Rau :)