Victory Through Air Power

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Victory Through Air Power movie poster.

Movie (1942)

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.


Wright Flyer I

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Santos Dumont 14-bis

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Henri Fabre Hydroplane & Unidentified Aircraft

Flying lower, the first Hydroplane which flew for the first time on 28 March 1910.

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Unidentified Aircraft

Looks like the Bristol Type T (but the real one has two rudder).

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Blériot Limousine

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Disney's jokes

General shape of Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim's Flying Machine.
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Another White Eagle, the cheapest of all the proposals.

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A sailplane based on the Curtiss June Bug, a failed attempt.

Phillips Multiplane N°3

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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).

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Ader Eole

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.

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Blériot XI Taxi-Pingouin

Here without engine, it's the aircraft with the shortest wingspan for very first lessons and training limited to taxiing.

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Jean-Marie Le Bris Albatros

Joke based on the vintage 1856 winged boat of the frenchman Jean-Marie Le Bris. The original one was just a glider.

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Blériot XI

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Curtiss D

Eugene Ely took off from the USS Birmingham (14 nov 1910).

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Ely landed his Curtiss pusher airplane on a platform on the armored cruiser USS Pennsylvania (18 January 1911).

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Curtiss D Hydro

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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).

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The Vin Fiz Flyer was an early Wright Brothers Model EX pusher biplane.

Caudron G.3

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Farman HF.20 & Etrich Taube caricatures

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DFW C.V & Morane-Saulnier L Parasol caricatures

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Fokker E.III caricature

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Albatros D.II

General shape with incorrect wing struts.

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Handley Page O/100

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Albatros D.V

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Curtiss JN-4 Jenny

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Curtiss NC-4

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Vickers F.B.27A Vimy Transatlantic

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Ryan NYP Spirit of Saint-Louis

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Douglas World Cruiser

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Lockheed Vega

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Lockheed 14 Super Electra

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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.

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Gee Bee R-1 Senior Sportster & Gee Bee Model Z Super Sportster

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.

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Bell P-39 Airacobra

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Another caricature to illustrate the heavier armament

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Ford 5-AT-C Trimotor

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Boeing 307 Stratoliner

Registration NC19902 was really worn by one of the Boeing Model 307 Stratoliner.

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Boeing 314

Various Aircrafts

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 !).

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Unidentified Aircraft

Sopwith F.1 Camel ?

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Curtiss P-40B/C Warhawk

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Avro Lancaster

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).

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Supermarine Spitfire Mk V

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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.

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Douglas XB-19

The wingspan of the Douglas XB-19 is wider of the first powered flight made by the Wright Brothers.

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Blériot XI

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.

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Farman HF.3

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FBA C ("130 chevaux")

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Unidentified Aircraft

A blueprint of a study at the end of the first World War.

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Martin NBS-1

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.

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Unidentified Aircraft

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Seversky SEV-3

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Seversky SEV-3L

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Seversky BT-8

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Seversky P-35

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Junkers Ju 87 B Stuka

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Fairey Swordfish

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Dornier Do 17 Z

Aircrafts on the left and the right of the second rank have a shape similar to the Junkers Ju 88.

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Fictionnal German Assault Glider

Looks like some sport glider of the prewar years.

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Junkers Ju 52/3m

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Mitsubishi Ki-21

December 1941 : british battleship Prince of Wales and Repulse were sunk by Mitsubishi G3M but it's a Ki-21 which is drawn.

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Douglas SBD Dauntless

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Mitsubishi G4M

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Unidentified Japanese Aircraft

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Messerschmitt Bf 109

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Project LRCF

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.

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Fictitious 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.

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Japanese Barrage balloons

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