- 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: February 25, 1998
From the very first amphibious attacks to use air support to the Harrier Jump Jet, this is a comprehensive look at a unique fighting force.
The Marine Corps has long enjoyed a unique place in the American military not quite independent, yet with a vastly different focus than the Navy to which they are attached. In many ways, the aviation branch of the Marines holds a similar place within the Corps.
MARINE CORPS AVIATION is a thrilling look at the 80-year history of the flying Marines. Military historians and current and retired Marines tell of the battles and advancements that have shaped one of the world's most specialized military forces, trained in the difficult job of offering air support to land forces coming in by water! Incredible footage of Marine aviators in action in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf War shows how they have honed their skills and tactics over the decades, while in gripping interviews pilots tell what it was like to fly in those conflicts. And get an up-close look at the unique planes and helicopters they have flown, from primitive prop-planes to the versatile Harrier Jump Jet.