Milo Garrett Burcham explains the controls of a P-38 Lightning aircraft before take off in the United States.
United States USA Date:1943 Duration:5 min 38 sec Sound:Yes
Normal and emergency operating characteristics of United States Army Air Force Lockheed P-38 Lightning aircraft in the United States. The control panel of an aircraft. A P-38 Lightning aircraft taxis and takes off. Gauges on the control panel of the aircraft. The landing gear of the aircraft is lowered. United States Naval Reserve Ensign Charles E. Brannon climbs on an aircraft. Aviators Tom Kennedy, Jimmy Mather and Avery Black get into the cockpit of an aircraft. American aviator Milo Garrett Burcham stands in front of the aircraft. Burcham closes the hatch and the window of the aircraft. Animation depicts air flow when a window is closed and opened. He operates switches for drop tanks of the aircraft. The aircraft at a field. He operates a booster pump switch. Brakes of the aircraft held to maintain the speed of the propellers at 3000 revolutions per minute. The aircraft taxis and takes off. A gauge shows speed. Men in a control tower. The aircraft takes off. Animation depicts the flight path with zero flaps and 50% flaps.
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