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Old 4th May 2005, 21:22
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My Air Combat movies list - additions are welcome

Hell's Angels
Dawn Patrol
12 O'clock High
The Flying Tigers
The Dam Busters
The Blue Max
Aces High
The Bridges at Toko-Ri
Flat Top
Battle Of Britain
Dark Blue World
Pearl Harbour
Memphis Belle


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Old 4th May 2005, 21:32
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Re: My Air Combat movies list - additions are welcome

Flight of the Intruder is not bad for the most part.
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Old 4th May 2005, 21:40
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Re: My Air Combat movies list - additions are welcome

I forgot all about Flight of the Intruder, which has some great low level A-6 flying and unforgettable A-1 footage! IMHO the slow motion fly past of those two Spads is some of the best aerial footage on film.

On the former list I am partial to The Blue Max, somehow it tickles my classical sense.

Good cast.

However my favorite war movies have little to do with the air.

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Ah, just when I thought I had finished...

One of my favorite scenes having to do with WW2 flying has no airplanes in it.

Richard Burton (FO David Campbell) coming back from a flight and having little juice left for a chat, just wanting to be left alone with his beer. Hey, have you seen Johnny...etc.

For those who know Dutch it is Soldier of Orange, Peter Faber as a Mossie Navigator "Zo'n klootzak ben ik nu ook weer niet!"

Sometimes I feel a little like that last sentence...
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Old 4th May 2005, 22:04
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Re: My Air Combat movies list - additions are welcome

I would add:

633 Squadron
Strategic Air Commmand

And my favorite
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (Dueling balloons is combat, isn't it?)
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Old 5th May 2005, 00:55
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Re: My Air Combat movies list - additions are welcome

And you can't go past 'The War Lover' for some superb views of a B-17 beating up an airfield!

But my favourite movie is also 'Those Magnificent Men.....' It has many classic (and hilarious) scenes in it, but the most poignant for me is the scene showing them flying out over the English Channel at Dover. Every time I see that I can picture how it would have looked in 1914 when the first RFC units flew over to France. To fight a war in planes not all that dissimilar from those in the movie.
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Old 5th May 2005, 11:52
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One of my favourites ever is "The Great Waldo Pepper" with Robert Redford. It gives a fantastic feeling for the barnstorming years with great stunts and great actors. The final film scene where Waldo and Ernst Kessler (Ernst Udet?) are performing a stunt dogfight is one of the best flying scenes I have seen.
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Old 5th May 2005, 14:36
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What about something about Tuskegee airmen...HBO production...Nice movie...


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Old 5th May 2005, 18:42
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Magyar Sasok (Hungarian Eagles) from 1943. A real wartime movie, many air force pilots were among the actors.
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On a more funny side - how about Dr. Strange Love. I really love the B-52 parts with Maj. Kong!
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Old 11th May 2005, 21:30
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I rather liked The Final Countdown. This film is an excellent primer on the subject of "dissimilar air-to-air combat training".
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