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A military surgeon teams with a ranking navy flyer to develop a high-altitude suit which will protect pilots from blacking out when they go into a steep dive.
According to the book 'When Hollywood Ruled the Skies: The Aviation Film Classics of World War II' by Bruce Orriss, when the movie was released, the Navy Department provided the new Douglas dive bomber to be displayed in principal cities, and set up recruiting booths by the theaters.
Lt. Douglas S. 'Doug' Lee, MD:
Well, every knock's a boost you know!
A Vought SB2U Vindicator is shown in a controlled vertical (90-degree) dive. Dive-bombers usually dove at angles between 45 and 60 degrees. Even the vaunted German Stuka dive-bombers didn't operate beyond 80 degrees.
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