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|Dive Bombers Combat Aircraft of WW2|
Genres: Educational, Documentary, Military & War
For many in the opening years of the Second World War, the vision of the menacing, gull-winged Stuka dive bomber, plunging vertically earthwards, its sirens wailing like banshees before releasing its bomb load, became the ... more »
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Dive Bombers & Combat Aircraft of WW2
William L. Robinson | Elgin, IL USA | 05/14/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Very good coverage of the Stuka. Some very nice footage of the HS129. However, I wish there had been more on the Schlachtgruppen, especially the tank busters."
A siren wails as the Stuka plunges earthward!
JAG 2.0 | IN United States | 06/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is another good title in an excellent series. This DVD covers not only the Stuka dive-bomber, but also gives a reasonably good account of the origins of the dive-bomber, the influence of Ernst Udet and the Stuka's predecesors.
Coverage of the Stuka is the main theme of this DVD, but it doesn't omit the HS123 biplane used in the ground-attack role, the heavily armed but slow HS129 and the FW190 used in the ground-attack role by Schlachtgruppen.
The video does a good job of showing the vulnerability of ground attack aircraft in absence of fighter cover. It documents the German's moving away from dive-bombing as the war continued and the search for tank-busters. It's amazing to see all the weapons the Luftwaffe could mount on various aircraft to kill tanks on the eastern front. 30mm cannon, 37mm cannon, even 50mm and 75mm cannon!
The DVD also shines light on the most successful Stuke pilot: Hans Ulrich Rudel. This DVD is a very well put-together and informative treatment on the subject of German dive-bombers and ground-attack aircraft."