Watch the World War 2 training film used to familiarize new pilots with the Northrop P-61 Black Widow night fighter in streaming video over the Internet-
"Flying the P-61 Series Airplane"
(1944, B&W, 28:00)---
Was this the Air Corp's first stealth fighter? Here's a rare look at one of the least seen, wildest looking, and most specialized American production aircraft of WW2. Armed to the teeth with powerful engines, radar, a remotely controlled 50 cal. machine gun turret, and four 20mm canon, this black beauty was designed to sneak up on unsuspecting prey and quickly blow them right out of the sky.
ColorExclusive production from recently discovered materials. Very rare color P-61 footage shot at the end of World War II. See the 422nd NFS operating out of Florennes, Belgium, where you'll get an up close look at P-61 "No Nothin II." Then you'll move on to the Pacific and the island of Saipan, where you'll see legendary 548th NFS P-61 "Bat Outa Hell." One the highlights of this program is P-61 gun camera film showing a night attack with bombs, rockets and 20mm cannon
* Flying the P-61 Series Airplane: The Northrop "Black Widow" Night Fighter
* Night Vision for Airmen Jackie Cooper stars in this short film for night fighter pilots on the does and don't of a successful night fighter interception. A dark film on a dark subject.
* And a 64 page P-61 "Black Widow" pilot's manual in .pdf file format with photos, detailed systems diagrams, performance charts, procedures & more.