Made by the Walt Disney Company during WWII for the U.S. Navy, ICE FORMATION ON AIRCRAFT was part of a series of films and booklets in the "Aerology Series" produced by the Bureau of Aeronautics Training Division, Navy Department, Washington D.C. for Naval Aviation Cadets. (The film was later re-made after the war, with the graphics updates to reflect more modern aircraft.)
Each section of the film deals with a type of ice and its ramifications for aircraft. The film features flight patterns during different types of icy weather as well as images that depict ice build up on essential aircraft parts such as the carburetor. The film also provides detailed animations showing the formation of ice and appropriate flight patterns when certain types of ice are encountered.
The Walt Disney studios produced many similar training films, and portions of training films, for the United States Army and Navy during World War II. Most of these films were not sole productions of Disney, but were collaborations with other entities such as the First Motion Picture Unit (FMPU).
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