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FAMOUS BOMBERS OF WORLD WAR II. --DVD VIDEO-- Volume One. B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell, Martin B-26 Marauder, Boeing B-29 Superfortress: Their history and development, and the tactical role they played during the war.
FAMOUS BOMBERS OF WORLD WAR II. Famous Planes puts you in the cockpit of the greatest military aircraft ever flown. These all action profiles feature dramatic combat footage, thrilling close up color footage, and interviews with the men who flew these famous planes.
-- Consolidated Vultee B-24 "Liberator" Originally designed in 1939, the "Liberator" was first deployed in 1940 by the British. After successive design changes it was finally adopted by the USAAF as a long range bomber and saw extensive use in the European theater of operations. A total of 19,000 B-24s was built during the war.
--Martin B-26 "Marauder": The "Marauder" first flew in February 1940. Its first military deployment was in April 1942 in Australian theater of operations. Designed to be a medium range bomber, more than 5,000 were built and deployed during the war.
-- Boeing B-29 "Superfortress" - Used primarily in the Pacific theater of operations, the B-29 "Superfortress" was designed as a long range heavy bomber capable of reaching the Japanese islands from bases in China and the Pacific. The B-29 had a bomb capacity of more than 20,000 pounds and a range of more than 4,000 miles. Heavily armed, it was designed to operate without fighter escort.
-- North American B-25 "Mitchell" First flown in 1940, the "Mitchell" saw extensive use in both the Pacific and European theaters of operations. A medium bomber, it carried a payload of 2,000 pounds and was heavily armed. The B-25 was used in the Dolittle raid on Tokyo, the first American bombing raid on Japan.