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by Rare Aviation
Rare Aviation 2004
Cover Price $34.95
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|Corsair Versus Zero
WWII Color Gun Camera Movies - Volume 1
Tired of seeing those same sequences of air combat repeated in nearly every television documentary? Here is the answer: Rare Aviation's Corsair Versus Zero DVD. This release shows spectacular COLOR gun camera footage from F4U Corsairs in the Pacific. For anyone interested in dogfights and air combat, this release is not to be missed!
Series creator, Steve Rhodes has color corrected each clip and set the sequences to music, which heightens the sense of excitement and combat in each segment. Also interesting are the snippets of cockpit audio present in some of the sequences - excited pilots calling out their victories or radio chatter during combat. After each sequence plays, it is repeated in slow motion, bringing out further details.
This DVD contains over fifty individual sequences of dogfight combat, nearly all over water. Most of the sequences are against the famous A6M Zero fighter, the primary Imperial Japanese Navy interceptor. Other notable sequences include a PBY water rescue sequence, and a spectacular sequence showing a E13 Jake seaplane, caught on the surface of the water, and strafed to bits.
What is interesting is the variety of combat, some sequences have a definitive ending, with the Japanese aircraft being shot down or exploding. Others, leaves the viewer marveling at the twisting intensity of the dogfight without positive proof of a 'kill'. This DVD shows the view just how challenging and heart-pounding air combat actually was.
Review by Justin Taylan
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