Dogfights: Guadalcanal DVD
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- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: November 24, 2006
WWII hung on the Pacific, the Pacific hung on Guadalcanal, Guadalcanal hung on a small squadron of daring pilots and their outmatched Grumman F4F Wildcats.
- Fly alongside the world's most accomplished pilots.
- Re-creations and computer simulations combine with authentic battle footage.
- The harrowing saga of a desperate poorly-supported defense against relentless Japanese bombing raids.
Ever imagine what it would be like to participate in the most historic air battles of all time? Imagine no more. DOGFIGHTS puts you in the cockpit to re-create famous air-to-air engagements. Computer graphics, animation, firsthand accounts, and archival footage make these thrilling and dangerous dogfights all too real.
It's been said, "The Grumman saved Guadalcanal," and this gripping DVD puts you at the controls of one, flying in formation with the gutsy Cactus Air Force. You'll learn from legendary Marine Capt. John Smith and Medal of Honor recipients Jeff De Blanc and Jim Swett the dire situation and bold tactics of one of the most unlikely - and historically critical - Allied successes in the Pacific Theatre.
On their own without resupply or relief for months against daily Japanese bombing raids, battle-hardened pilots did everything they could to avoid head-to-head dogfights with the vastly more agile Japanese Zeros. The 4F4 Wildcat lumbered into battle against the sprightly Zero, its only advantage being the far superior firepower of its six .50 caliber machineguns, which could cut an enemy fighter in half with a two-second burst. If the audacious Cactus Air Force hadn't perfected the two-plane mutually protecting flight section, they never would have stood a chance.
Thrilling as ever, DOGFIGHTS goes to new heights showing what was at stake and how long the odds were that fateful summer on Guadalcanal.