Empires of Industry: War Planes of World War II
(Manufactured on Demand)
World War II turned the American aviation industry into a huge high-tech giant. The war spurred the production of more than 300000 warplanes among them some of the greatest planes of all time: The C-47 transport (the "Goony Bird"); the rugged B-17 Flying Fortress; the B-24 Liberator mass-produced by Ford on the world's longest assembly line; the P-51 Mustang the greatest prop-driven fighter; and the scrappy Grumman "Iron Works" output - Wildcats and Hellcats that leapt from the decks of U.S. aircraft carriers to maul the Japanese air force. This program includes modern footage of restored aircraft and history footage from factory floor to mile-high dogfights capturing the urgency and adrenaline of World War II. DVD Features: Interactive Menus; Scene Selection.