Thunder in the Desert (DVD)

$17.50

This DVD looks at the world’s pre-eminent military aviation test center. It includes: FA-22 Raptor, F-15 tail slide, airborne laser, Chuck Yeager’s supersonic flight, X-15 program, B-2 Bomber, base history and an insider’s view of life on Edwards AFB.

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The video includes: A flight crew putting a F-15 into a tail slide; An overview of the area’s early history going back to 1910 when it was named Muroc. In 1933 Hap Arnold looked at this area for a practice bombing site. Named Muroc Army Air Base, it was the final stop during WWII for air crews headed overseas;

Video also includes XP-59A testing in 1942 and other scenes showing how primitive early testing was. Shows 1947 scenes with Chuck Yeager during his quest to break the sound barrier