Sea Wings Collection

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Technology Documentary hosted by Ed Easton, published by Discovery Channel broadcasted as part of DC Wings series in 1995 - English narration

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From the sea they strike -- the Navy's SEA WINGS. This collection focuses on America's Naval sea wing defense craft, which include the fastest fighters of the day. Aircraft seen in action include the F-8 Crusader, A-6 Intruder and F/A-18 Hornet, which carry the latest computer controlled missiles and radar-jamming equipment. These modern marvels are the gatekeepers of America's defense. Set out to sea with the F/A-18 Hornet, the historical TBM Avenger, and of course, the F-14 Tomcat, while providing the largest show-of-force the United States military has to offer.There is no such thing as a training mission for a carrier pilot. Every decision, every mission has life or death consequences. Prepare to earn your Sea Wings. Seawings Productions Inc. co-production with The Discovery Channel

[edit] Intruder: Thunder from the Sea

The A-6 was developed to meet the U.S. Navy's need for an aircraft that could attack ground and sea based targets in any weather, day or night. The A-6 worked around the clock in Vietnam, conducting attacks on the targets with a pinpoint accuracy unavailable through any other aircraft at that time. Later "Grumman Ironworks Intruders" were used extensively during Operation Desert Storm, providing precision bombing on a wide range of targets.

[edit] Crusader: Last of the Gunfighters

The Vought F-8 Crusader began active service in the US Navy in 1962, and went on to become the American aircraft the Russians most feared. The last of the 'gunfighters' can be seen here in footage from the early days of the Vietnam war, and there is also a feature on the prototype Super Crusader.

[edit] The Avenger

The Avenger originated from the 'Arsenal of Democracy' and proved to be one of the best examples of naval aircraft. Emerging from the race to replace the torpedo bombers of the 1930s, the Avengers can be seen in action in rare footage from the Marianas Turkey Shoot of June 1944, and there are interviews with original crew members who recall their operational service on carriers.

[edit] Tomcat: Defender of the Fleet

The F-14 Tomcat was developed by Northrop Grumman to replace the F-4 Phantom fighter and entered service with the US Navy in 1972. It was the foremost air superiority fighter of the Cold War, with continuing service as a fighter-bomber in the Gulf Wars. This part looks at the active duty of the Grumman F-14 Tomcat, specifically in two missions over Libya in 1981 and 1989. Episode also looks at the specifications, weaponry and personnel involved with the aircraft.

[edit] Hornet: The Killer Bee

The F/A-18 Hornet replaced the F-4 Phantom II fighter and A-7 Corsair II light attack jet, and also replaced the A-6 Intruder as these aircraft were retired during the 1990s. This part looks back at the active duty of the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18, with footage from its activity in Operation Desert Storm in the Gulf. Included is also footage of its work in the Adriatic as it runs reconnaissance missions over Bosnia. Alongside this is a profile of the men and women who fly the Hornet.

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Video Codec: XviD ISO MPEG-4
Video Bitrate: 2061 kbps
Video Resolution: 704x536
Video Aspect Ratio: 1.313:1
Frames Per Second: 29.970
Audio Codec: 0x2000 (Dolby AC3) AC3
Audio Bitrate: 256kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 44 mins
Number Of Parts: 6
Part Size: 743 MB
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