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Flying Leathernecks, Movie, 1951 IMDB

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Also known as:

  • Stählerne Schwingen (Austria)
  • Horizonte de Glórias (Brazil)
  • Guadalcanal - Entscheidung im Pazifik (Germany)
  • Jagdgeschwader Wildkatze (Germany)
  • Luftens hårde halse (Denmark)
  • Infierno en las nubes (Spain)
  • Lentävät villikissat (Finland)
  • Les diables de Guadalcanal (France)
  • Sminarhia thanatou (Greece)
  • I diavoli alati (Italy)
  • Inferno nas Alturas (Portugal)
  • Attack i luften (Sweden)

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sixcyl FR

2008-06-16 20:07


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Nice film for the USAF/US NAVY airplane fans, all of them can be seen at:
...with a special tribute to Alexander for helping identification .... we miss you :cry:

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-- Last edit: 2011-01-06 08:43:48

Alexander DE

2008-06-16 23:46


:king: once again!

sixcyl wrote
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Fake Mitsubishi Zero, I guess some modified Curtiss T6 as usual?

The left picture showing the cockpit is a Grumman F6F Hellcat, but the other two are most likely North American T-6 Texan, or probably flying under the US Navy name SNJ.

sixcyl wrote
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Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina ...nice :)

The first three pictures show the PBY-6A version with the radome over cockpit for radar (built January - May 1945). The right picture is a PBY-5A (built October 1941 - January 1945).

sixcyl wrote
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I don't know what it is...

It is a Douglas A-20 Havoc that lost a few bits and pieces, like rudders and front wheel.

sixcyl wrote
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Curtiss T6? ..not sure

It must be archive film material showing a Nakajima B6N 'Tenzan', Allied name 'Jill'.

sixcyl wrote
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I am fairly certain it is a Mitsubishi G4M 'Ishikirikko', known to the US Forces as 'Betty'.

sixcyl wrote
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Douglas C-47 Dakota I guess

No doubt!

sixcyl wrote
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The first picture shows a Sangamon class escort aircraft carriers of the United States Navy. Four such carriers were made by converting Cimarron class oilers, namely the USS Sangamon (CVE-26), USS Suwannee (CVE-27), USS Chenango (CVE-28), and USS Santee (CVE-29).
The second picture is probably a light cruiser of the USN.
The third and fourth picture show an Essex class aircraft carrier, short hull version.

sixcyl FR

2008-06-16 23:53


oUAA!!! Alex tu m'épates! [Image: applaude.gif]

Alexander DE

2008-06-17 00:03


sixcyl wrote ... tu m'épates! ...

Google translation just gave up, but I guess I understood. :)

The image quality is good. Is the film out on DVD?

sixcyl FR

2008-06-25 12:17


Yes :)

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