Wings Over The Pacific

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War Documentary hosted by Stuart Culpepper, published by Discovery Channel broadcasted as part of DC Wings series in 1995 - English narration

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Commando, Flying Tiger, Avenger, Lightning, Zeke, Mitchell, Betty – these are the names that made World War II the most amazing air war ever. Exciting action footage puts you in the cockpit of the military’s greatest fighters – from nimble P-51 Mustangs to the Boeing B-29 Superfortress. Discover little-known air combat facts. Meet the American and Japanese pilots who waged war over the Pacific. Relive all the pivotal campaigns and aerial battles, from Pearl Harbor and the Coral Sea to Midway and ultimate victory at Iwo Jima

Follow the air campaigns of the Pacific, from Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima, and discover how American birds – like the F6F Hellcat – matched up against their Japanese counterparts – like the Ki-100, nicknamed "Tony" by the Allies.The American Avenger dive bomber, P-40 Tomahawk, P-38 Lightning, P-51 Mustang and the B-29 Superfortress bomber are profiled. Learn the tactics American and Japanese pilots used to adjust to ever-evolving aircraft, changing battle strategies and the logistical problems of fighting a war that spanned thousands of miles. Through archival footage and reenactments, we see their aircraft in action and relive the major aerial campaigns of a battlefield that covered nearly one third of the earth's surface. Rare footage presents military aircraft in wartime missions, dropping bombs and facing enemy wings head-on. See how the war in the Pacific was fought, from Pearl Harbor to the Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, and onward to the ultimate and decisive air attacks on the Japanese home islands.

Executive Producer : Bill Cosmas Director : Steve Burns Produced for Discovery Channel by Douglas Paynter (1995)

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Video Codec: XviD ISO MPEG-4
Video Bitrate: 1883 kbps
Video Resolution: 704x544
Video Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1
Frames Per Second: 29.970
Audio Codec: 0x2000 (Dolby AC3) AC3
Audio Bitrate: 192kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 51:57.579
Number Of Parts: 1
Part Size: 813,130,090 Bytes
Ripped by: DocFreak08

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