CH1001 The Swoop of Death: The Development and Operational History of German Dive-Bombers (DVD)
"Guns before butter. Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat."
- Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering, Head of the German Luftwaffe
Through rare archival footage. computer generated imagery, historical re-enactments, and interviews with World War II historians and veterans, this program -- the first in a new series created by Classic Planes and Historic Aviation -- examines the development and operational history of German dive-bombers, from the early tests of the Junkers K 47 in the late 1920s through the end of World War II.
You'll learn how World War I aces Hermann Goring and Ernst Udet -- a famous barnstormer -- developed Hitler's dive-bomber program in the mid 1930s,explore why the Ju 87 "Stuka" was so successful in the Blitzkrieg and in the early stages of Operation Barbarossa but met its match in the Battle of Britain, examine the innovative Ju 187 "Super Stuka" that never reached production, and much more.
As a bonus, you'll also get eight documentary shorts on legendary aircraft such as the R6V Constitution, the Curtiss Helldiver, and the Princess flying boat. So, don't wait! Make Classic Planes DVDs a part of your video library today! Now in stock!
Release Date: July 2009