Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In Big November 2009 Newsletter

You are invited to drop by Zeno's Drive-In Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In - World War 2 airplane videos playing for free live online to take in this month's flight of six exciting air combat documentary films playing over the Internet, including three Drive-in Premiers showing for the first time.

****BREAKING NEWS!**** Due to our move to a spacious new web server, all films showing this month "At the Matinee" are now available for viewing in "Windows Media Player" video format, as well as "Real Player-Real Video" broadband & dialup. Soon, all videos at the Drive-In will have Windows Media as a viewing option.

As always, all of the videos showing on our web site are for your free viewing pleasure.

Now showing "At the Matinee" at Zeno's Drive-In

"The Second Battle of the Philippines: The Battle of Leyte Gulf " New - Premier! The Second Battle of the Philippines, popularly known today as 'The Battle of Leyte Gulf," was the largest Naval engagement in history, swirling around the 1944 invasion of Leyte Island and the Japanese navy's surprise counter strike. You'll see dramatic naval surface battles and carrier air footage from several engagements, including: "The Battle of the Sibuyan Sea", battleship action at "The Battle of Surigao Strait,” "The Battle off Samar,” where the gallant jeep carriers and destroyers of Task Unit 77.4.3 turned back Japanese Admiral Kuita's massive Center Force Fleet, and "The Battle off Cape Engaño," where Admiral Mitscher's Task Force 38 carriers pounded Japanese Admiral Ozawas carrier force.

"X-15 1960 Annual Report" New – Premier The X-15 program really takes off in a record breaking year with Joe Walker, Scott Crossfield, Niel Armstrong and other legendary test pilots at the controls, soaring past Mach 3. Two planes are used for flight and engine testing -- there's an amazing scene of a walk away explosion. More remarkable color footage of the series of test flights and a couple of wonderful post mission debriefings by Scott Crossfield.

"Avoiding and Controlling Spins & Stalls " Learn why aircraft spins and stalls happen and how to deal with them in this thorough Wold War 2 US Navy training film. Features examples using an F6F Hellcat, F4U Corsair, PBY Catalina & more!

"Flight Deck Crew Landing & Re-spotting Carrier Aircraft” Major air battles in the Pacific in World War II often turned on the ability of each side to quickly launch, land, rearm & refuel, and then re-launch their aircraft. This unique film is an unusual look (in color) at how US Navy carrier flight deck crews were trained to quickly land, park, fuel & re-arm incoming aircraft. As a bonus, you'll see GM FM-1 "Wildcats" and Grumman TBF "Avengers" up close, handled expertly on the tiny deck of a CVE "jeep" escort carrier.

"Luftwaffe Finis: The end of the German Air Force” Exclusive production. Recently discovered color film of top Luftwaffe leaders and pilots taken as they fell into Allied hands at the end of World War II. See Reichsmarschall Herman Goering, commander of Luftwaffe fighter forces Adolf Galland, Stuka pilot & tank buster supreme Hans Rudel and many more. Captured aircraft are shown as well, including an Me 262, the first jet fighter, and an FW 190. These color images make history come alive

"Uncrating and Field Assembly of the P-47 Thunderbolt" This remarkable step-by-step training film shows how a ground support crew of fifty men could assemble a P-47 in a field using nothing more than muscle, unpowered hand tools, and pieces of the shipping crate it came in. You'll also get a unique look at the inner workings of the big Jug as it is literally bolted together by field personnel. A must see for P-47 fans and shade tree mechanics alike! "One of my personal favorites!" Zeno

If you haven't stopped by Zeno's Drive-In before, we also feature 1940-45 vintage WWII Army & Navy films and pilot's manuals on how to fly the F4U, F6F, P-38, P-39, P-40, P-47, P-51, P-61, TBF/TBM, AT-6/SNJ, B-17, B-24, B-25, A-20, A-26, B-26, B-29, and Stearman N2S. Alert! – don’t miss the F-86 & B-58!

That's over 14 hours of rockin' World War II props & jets for free viewing over the Internet!


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Videos: Armstrong’s X-15, Assembling a P-47, Leyte Gulf, Spinning F6F Hellcats, Galland & more