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In June 1948 the Soviet Union blockaded Berlin, determined to drive the occupying Allies out of the city. The besieged city would be supplied entirely by air, for as long as it took to win the battle of nerves. This DVD tells the full story of one of the greatest achievements in aviation history.
- 1 Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
- 2 Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express
- 3 Fairchild C-82A Packet
- 4 Douglas C-47A Skytrain
- 5 Douglas C-47B Skytrain
- 6 Douglas Dakota III
- 7 Douglas C-54A Skymaster
- 8 Douglas C-54G-1-DO Skymaster
- 9 Douglas C-54D Skymaster
- 10 Bristol 170 Freighter Mk21
- 11 Waco CG-4A
- 12 Airspeed AS.51 Horsa I
- 13 Handley Page H.P.70 Halton I
- 14 Handley Page H.P.67 Hastings C2
- 15 Avro 691 Lancastrian
- 16 Supermarine Spitfire IX
- 17 Ilyushin Il-2M3 Sturmovik
- 18 Junkers Ju 87 B Stuka
- 19 Short S.25 Sunderland 5
- 20 Hand-made tin toy airplane
- 21 Avro 688 Tudor 4
- 22 Avro 689 Tudor 5
- 23 Vickers VC1 Viking 1A-698
- 24 Avro 685 York I
- 25 Avro 685 York C.I
- 26 Avro 685 York C.I
- 27 See also
Flughafen Berlin-Tempelhof.In the far background on the right.
Cargo version of B-24D.
At Royal Air Force Station Gatow (now a Military museum):
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.
Douglas C-54G-1-DO Skymaster 45-514 (c/n 35967) ran off end of runway into ditch and caught fire while landing atFlughafen Berlin-Tempelhof 13 August 1948 during Berlin Airlift. Crew survived.
Landing at Flughafen Berlin-Tempelhof.
Witness on private airlines contribution to the airlift.
Towed by a C-47 Skytrain.
Parc of Airspeed Horsa gliders with their C-47 towing aircrafts.
32 Hastings were deployed on the Berlin airlift, mainly used to carry coal.
Civil conversion of the Avro Lancaster.
Hand-made tin toy airplane
Used as freighter during the Berlin airlift.
Tudor 5 of B.S.A.A operated as fuel tanker on the Berlin airlift. This aircraft crashed after the airlift, in 1950, under Airflight Ltd flag company.
Ex.BEA, operated by Trans World Charter.
Registration G-AHON, serial No.116.
First of thirty York acquired by BOAC-British Overseas Airways Corporation. Seen with its war time delivery in 1944.
Registration G-AGJA, serial N° MW103.
Same aircraft seen in other movies - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.
During the Berlin Airlift, Yorks flew over 58,000 sorties, close to half of the British contribution, alongside the Douglas Dakota and Handley Page Hastings.