Metal Aircraft Construction Methods (DVD)
Please note: The original black and white 16 mm film used to make this DVD was timeless in its information and methodology. The content offered is such a smooth and clean method of instruction that we didn't want to replace them with our own efforts, so we had the film cleaned and restored at a preservation house, and then digitally re-mastered in DVD format. We hope you enjoy and benefit from the information on this film as much as we did.
This fascinating look inside the airplane factories shows just how we produced over 330,000 aircraft in 4 1/2 years.
Patterns, blanking, forming, and assembly are shown, of course, but so also are pressformers, drop hammers, metal spinning, and power hammers. And then watch the complicated assembly process of the P-39 Airacobra!
30 min., b&w, copyright 1942