Fighter Planes of World War II is a fascinating 3 disc DVD box set featuring historical documentaries covering the most prolific aircraft of the 2nd World War. This insightful collection delves into the aviation hardwear and practises of both the Allied and the German forces.
DVD 1 – Spitfire ‘Defender of the Skies’ – The Spitfire is one of the most charismatic aircraft ever to fly. In telling the story of this legendary machine, the producers have filmed many different marks in flight and on the ground. The programme includes a wealth of archive documenting the Spitfire’s earliest flights to the final stages of its development. The Spitfire is also shown in action during some of its most memorable campaigns including the momentous Battle of Britain.
DVD 2 – The Ultimate History of the Messerschmitt – Willi Messerschmitt was responsible for designing two of the most significant aircraft of the Second World War: The Bf109 and the ME 262. We look at the development of these groundbreaking aircraft as well as featurng the Bf110, the world’s first fighter designed specifically as a bomber escort, and the ME 163 Komet, the extraordinary rocket-powered interceptor.
DVD 3 – Fighter Planes of World War 11 – This DVD recounts the nostalgic and moving history of the fight for the skies during World War 11. From every fighting air force on both sides of the Atlantic this is the story of the men and machines that made those forces great. From ‘Fighters’ to the ‘Big Bombers’, the Battle of Britain to the Atom Bomb, this DVD charts the development of military aircraft throughout the course of the war.