U.S. Army Air Force demonstrates Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk aircraft, during World War II
United States USA Date:1942 Duration:4 min 45 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Curtiss military aircraft being demonstrated during World War 2. Large number of Army Air forces Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk airplanes seen in flights of three, each. They fire their machine guns (two nose-mounted and two in each wing). Next, about 15 or more are seen in loose formation. A group of U.S. Army officers, seated at a stand on the banks of a waterway, watch as a group of P-40s fly past, at low altitude. Small boats are seen in the water near pilings and a decrepit dock. A large, loose formation of P-40s flies past, in flights of three, stacked vertically. (At this point sound of the aircraft can be heard.) Two more large formations of P-40s fly past. Then individual P-40s are seen following one another at large intervals. They fly low over the camera site. Scene changes to P-40s flying over a Curtiss Aircraft factory building. Curtiss aircraft company workers stand outside the building to watch the show. some P-40s fly past low, in close formation. Six P-40s fly past at altitude in vertical stacked formation. Two flights of three, pass directly overhead. The P-40s in Two flights, separate and fly away individually, imitating fighter dog-fighting tactics. Large view of American flag, with series of P-40s flying past, behind it.
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