Victory Through Air Power
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Alexander P. de Seversky (himself)
A cartoon by Disney's studios which tells in the first part, the story of aviation; the second one recalls evolution of air power; the last one introduces A. de Seversky and the theory of his book about future air power and strategy. (note: some airplane are drawn with great accuracy but most have unusual details (for example: armament or engine) and a handful are pure caricatures).
Note: This is an animated film. The aircraft shown in it are therefore not actual aircraft, however, where a reasonable depiction of an actual aircraft has been created, it has been identified as best as possible.
- 1 Wright Flyer I
- 2 Santos Dumont 14-bis
- 3 Henri Fabre Hydroplane & Unidentified Aircraft
- 4 Unidentified Aircraft
- 5 Blériot Limousine
- 6 Disney's jokes
- 7 Phillips Multiplane N°3
- 8 Santos-Dumont Demoiselle & Robert Esnault-Pelterie REP n°1
- 9 Ader Eole
- 10 Blériot XI Taxi-Pingouin
- 11 Jean-Marie Le Bris Albatros
- 12 Blériot XI
- 13 Curtiss D
- 14 Curtiss D Hydro
- 15 Wright Brothers Model EX
- 16 Caudron G.3
- 17 Farman HF.20 & Etrich Taube caricatures
- 18 DFW C.V & Morane-Saulnier L Parasol caricatures
- 19 Fokker E.III caricature
- 20 Albatros D.II
- 21 Handley Page O/100
- 22 Albatros D.V
- 23 SPAD S.VII
- 24 Curtiss JN-4 Jenny
- 25 Curtiss NC-4
- 26 Vickers F.B.27A Vimy Transatlantic
- 27 Ryan NYP Spirit of Saint-Louis
- 28 Douglas World Cruiser
- 29 Lockheed Vega
- 30 Lockheed 14 Super Electra
- 31 Boeing Model 15
- 32 Gee Bee R-1 Senior Sportster & Gee Bee Model Z Super Sportster
- 33 Bell P-39 Airacobra
- 34 Ford 5-AT-C Trimotor
- 35 Boeing 307 Stratoliner
- 36 Boeing 314
- 37 Various Aircrafts
- 38 Unidentified Aircraft
- 39 Curtiss P-40B/C Warhawk
- 40 SPAD S.XIII
- 41 Avro Lancaster
- 42 Supermarine Spitfire Mk V
- 43 Douglas XB-19
- 44 Blériot XI
- 45 Farman HF.3
- 46 FBA C ("130 chevaux")
- 47 Unidentified Aircraft
- 48 Martin NBS-1
- 49 Unidentified Aircraft
- 50 Seversky SEV-3
- 51 Seversky SEV-3L
- 52 Seversky BT-8
- 53 Seversky P-35
- 54 Junkers Ju 87 B Stuka
- 55 Fairey Swordfish
- 56 Dornier Do 17 Z
- 57 Fictionnal German Assault Glider
- 58 Junkers Ju 52/3m
- 59 Mitsubishi Ki-21
- 60 Douglas SBD Dauntless
- 61 Mitsubishi G4M
- 62 Unidentified Japanese Aircraft
- 63 Messerschmitt Bf 109
- 64 Project LRCF
- 65 Fictitious Bomber
- 66 Japanese Barrage balloons
- 67 See also
Flying lower, the first Hydroplane which flew for the first time on 28 March 1910.
Looks like the Bristol Type T (but the real one has two rudder).
Another White Eagle, the cheapest of all the proposals.
Santos-Dumont Demoiselle & Robert Esnault-Pelterie REP n°1
Robert Esnault-Pelterie was a french pionneer who studied aircrafts not with pragmatism but with really a scientific mind. He is the inventor of the joystick which was on his REP 1 (the red plane on this screenshot).
This Flying Swan is in fact the Eole, the first trial of french pioneer Clément Ader. This steam machine made a controversial flight in 1890 but Clément Ader is much more realistic in his opinion in future warfare.
Here without engine, it's the aircraft with the shortest wingspan for very first lessons and training limited to taxiing.
Joke based on the vintage 1856 winged boat of the frenchman Jean-Marie Le Bris. The original one was just a glider.
Eugene Ely took off from the USS Birmingham (14 nov 1910).
Ely landed his Curtiss pusher airplane on a platform on the armored cruiser USS Pennsylvania (18 January 1911).
Wright Brothers Model EX
Calbraith Perry Rodgers who flew 4,212 miles in 49 days from New York City to Pasadena (17 september 1911 / 5 november 1911).
Farman HF.20 & Etrich Taube caricatures
DFW C.V & Morane-Saulnier L Parasol caricatures
Fokker E.III caricature
General shape with incorrect wing struts.
Boeing Model 15
Alias PW-9 for the Army and FB-5 for the Navy. Given to be the first aircraft with a turbocharger despite several aircraft of WW1 have already such device.
N° 11 of Jimmy Doolittle (in 1932) and N° 4 (yellow) winner of the 1931 Thompson Trophy (with Lowell Bayles at the controls).
In fact, the two planes never flew together as the Z crashed before the first flight of the R-1.
Another caricature to illustrate the heavier armament
Registration NC19902 was really worn by one of the Boeing Model 307 Stratoliner.
An air parade in a tribute to the first aircraft bought by the US Army in which we can recognise (among the next five screenshots) the following shapes : Vultee A-31 Vengeance, Lockheed Ventura / Hudson, Douglas C-54A Skymaster, Douglas A-20 Havoc, Consolidated B-24, Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Lockheed P-38 Lightning, Consolidated PBY Catalina, Curtiss-Wright C-46 Commando, Martin PBM Mariner and probably many others (but the stream is so dense !).
Sopwith F.1 Camel ?
Calling up a ten tons bomb (the future Tallboy), an approximative shape of the Avro Lancaster (the only other bomber with such a load bomb, the Boeing B-29 has a tricycle gear).
A Spitfire (?) attacking german bombers. The single four engine attacking aircraft of the Lutwaffe was then the Focke-wulf Fw 200, a maritime patrol never used in such raid.
The wingspan of the Douglas XB-19 is wider of the first powered flight made by the Wright Brothers.
A. Seversky's father was one of the very first airmen in Russia, owner of a Blériot XI slighty modified and built by Mikheil Grigorashvili.
FBA C ("130 chevaux")
A blueprint of a study at the end of the first World War.
USS Alabama hit by a white phosphorus bomb dropped by an Martin NBS-1 during bombing tests led by Col. Mitchell, September 1921. In fact, a flight was dispatched consisting of two Handley-Page O/400 and six NBS-1.
Aircrafts on the left and the right of the second rank have a shape similar to the Junkers Ju 88.
Fictionnal German Assault Glider
Looks like some sport glider of the prewar years.
December 1941 : british battleship Prince of Wales and Repulse were sunk by Mitsubishi G3M but it's a Ki-21 which is drawn.
Has some lines of the future Republic XF-12A, a 1946 prototype for a long-range photo-reconnaissance. The draft of the LRCF is about a much more heavier and powerfull bomber.
Like a first draft of the future Convair B-36 (which genesis started only a handful months before the movie). Indeed Convair started studies of its Model 36 a twin tail configuration.
Japanese Barrage balloons