Airwolf (TV Series)
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This page is about the 1984-1986 TV Series. For the 1984 TV Movies, see Airwolf.
TV Series (1984-1986)
Jan-Michael Vincent (Stringfellow Hawke)
Alex Cord (Michael Coldsmith Briggs)
Ernest Borgnine (Dominic Santini)
Jean Bruce Scott (Caitlin O'Shannessy)
A pilot flies a high-tech helicopter in various missions for a secretive government agency.
- 1 Season One
- 1.1 Bell 222 (Modified)
- 1.2 Bell 206B JetRanger III
- 1.3 Skyfox Corporation Skyfox
- 1.4 Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star
- 1.5 Northrop T-38 Talon
- 1.6 Cessna 172 Skyhawk
- 1.7 McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II & Northrop T-38 Talon & Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
- 1.8 Hughes 369D
- 1.9 Sikorsky S-55B
- 1.10 Cessna T210M Turbo Centurion
- 1.11 Bellanca 7ECA Citabria
- 1.12 Bell 206L-1 LongRanger
- 1.13 North American F-100 Super Sabre
- 1.14 North American F-86 Sabre
- 1.15 Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
- 1.16 Boeing-Stearman A75N1 (PT17)
- 1.17 Lockheed C-130 Hercules
- 1.18 Republic F-84F Thunderstreak
- 1.19 Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
- 1.20 Vought F4U Corsair
- 1.21 Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
- 1.22 Douglas C-133 Cargomaster
- 1.23 BAC 111-401AK One-Eleven
- 1.24 Douglas DC-8-32
- 1.25 Douglas DC-8-53
- 1.26 Convair C-131 Samaritan
- 2 Season Two
- 2.1 Gulfstream III
- 2.2 Cessna 402
- 2.3 Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee
- 2.4 McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
- 2.5 Hughes 269C
- 2.6 Cessna 210G Centurion
- 2.7 Cessna 206
- 2.8 Boeing B-52B Stratofortress
- 2.9 SEPECAT Jaguar
- 2.10 McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle
- 2.11 Bell 206 JetRanger III
- 2.12 Aero Commander 500
- 2.13 Boeing 727-100
- 2.14 Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
- 2.15 Bell 206 LongRanger
- 2.16 Boeing 707
- 2.17 Boeing 747-243B & McDonnell Douglas MD-11
- 2.18 Fokker Dr.I
- 2.19 Sopwith F.1 Camel
- 2.20 Sikorsky S-76A (Modified) as the HX1
- 2.21 Bell UH-1 Huey
- 2.22 Bell 206B JetRanger III
- 2.23 Boeing 747-123
- 2.24 Boeing 747-121
- 2.25 Piper J-3 Cub
- 2.26 Sikorsky HH-52A Seaguard
- 2.27 Cessna 411
- 2.28 Piper PA-23-250 Aztec
- 2.29 Robinson R22
- 2.30 Piper PA-28-260 Cherokee and Cessna 172K Skyhawk
- 2.31 Rockwell Thrush Commander
- 2.32 North American P-51D Mustang
- 2.33 Cessna 195
- 2.34 Bell UH-1-BF Iroquois
- 2.35 Learjet 24A
- 2.36 Hughes 369HS
- 2.37 Bell 205A-1
- 2.38 Bell 206L-3 LongRanger III
- 2.39 Beechcraft H35 Bonanza & Mooney M20 & Cessna 182
- 2.40 Beechcraft F33A Bonanza
- 2.41 Cessna 150G
- 2.42 Beechcraft Baron
- 2.43 Mooney M18 Mite
- 2.44 Beech A36 Bonanza
- 2.45 Beechcraft 65-A90 King Air
- 2.46 Cessna 550 Citation II
- 2.47 Douglas DC-3
- 2.48 North American B-25 Mitchell
- 2.49 North American P-51D-30NA Mustang
- 3 Season Three
- 3.1 Bell 222 'Redwolf'
- 3.2 Cessna 172 RG II Cutlass
- 3.3 Northrop T-38A Talon
- 3.4 Aérospatiale AS355 TwinStar
- 3.5 North American B-25 Mitchell
- 3.6 Avtek 400A
- 3.7 North American P-51D Mustang
- 3.8 Christen Eagle II
- 3.9 Hawker Sea Fury
- 3.10 Piper PA-18 Super Cub
- 3.11 Douglas A-4F Skyhawk II
- 3.12 Lockheed P-38 Lightning
- 3.13 Mooney M20K
- 3.14 Boeing 707
- 3.15 Acro Sport II
- 3.16 Hawker Sea Fury T20 (modified)
- 3.17 Vought F4U Corsair
- 3.18 Douglas A-1H Skyraider
- 3.19 Aero Commander 500 & Piper PA-34 Seneca
- 3.20 Ryan PT-22 Recruit & North American P-51A Mustang
- 3.21 Beechcraft T-34 Mentor
- 3.22 North American F-86F Sabre
- 3.23 Unidentified Aircraft
- 3.24 Canadair CT-114 Tutor
- 3.25 Ryan PT-22 Recruit
- 3.26 Bell UH-1N Twin Huey
- 3.27 Fairchild C-123K Provider
- 3.28 Bell 206 JetRanger II
- 3.29 Cessna 150
- 3.30 Cessna 310D
- 3.31 North American T-6 Texan & Beechcraft T-34 Mentor
- 3.32 Cessna 310L
- 3.33 Cessna 180K Skywagon
- 3.34 Grumman G-1159 Gulfstream II
- 3.35 Hughes 369HS
- 3.36 Cessna 550 Citation II
- 3.37 Aérospatiale SA 341G Gazelle
- 3.38 Cessna T310R
- 4 See also
The high tech helicopter of the title flown by Hawke.
Registration N3176S; Serial number 47085.
The Santini air chopper.
Registration N2044C; Construction Number 3363.
Same helicopter in other productions at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.
Another JetRanger is seen in 1.05 when Hawke (as an unwitting accomplice) is used as a pilot in a heist.
Registration N2766Y; Serial Number 2761.
Skyfox Corporation Skyfox
In 1.02 this is a top secret military prototype that the firm fear is going to be sold to the Russians.
Civilian Registration Registration N221SF. In reality, this aircraft was a protoype of an upgraded Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star that was offered for production but never progressed beyond that stage.
Seen in the background in 1.02 at a US airbase.
And another one in episode 1.11 at the Aircraft Boneyard at Mohave Air and Space Port.
Also from 1.02.
Seen at Van Nuys Airport in 1.02.
Aerial shot of an American base in 1.02. Visible are several McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom IIs, a few Northrop T-38 Talons, and an unknown Boeing 707 variant, most likely a KC-135 Stratotanker.
The typical bad guys helicopter. These appear in many episodes of the series, often the same birds reused.
The first appearance of a 369D is in 1.03 'Bite of the Jackal' used by forces sent to capture Airwolf.
In 1.04 a 369 is also used by enemy forces. This time Russians.
In 1.05 a 369D is used (not by the bad guys for once!) by a stunt pilot filming a movie who proceeds to crash.
Registration N58428; Serial 1290624D IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.
This chopper is also seen in 1.08.
For shots of the crash see IMPDb: Aircraft Crashes
In 1.09 a number of 369s are used by mercenaries lead by an old Vietnam war buddy of Hawke's, Marty Vidor. Here is a group shot.
An antique helicopter Dom has to deliver to a customer in 'Bite of the Jackal'. A charge is mounted in the engine, causing it to crash land.
Reg N91AS; C/N 55646
Seen in the background at Van Nuys Airport when Dom takes off in the Sikorsky above
Registration N761CU; C/N 210-62157
From 1.03 - Seen in the background inside the Santini Air Hangar. Registration N4212Y; Construction Number 119877.
Seen again in 2.04.
Archangel's Chopper also seen in Airwolf. Sometimes a standard length JetRanger is shown instead.
Seen prominently in 1.04.
Also seen in 1.03.
In 1.11 another LongRanger is seen, or is it just the Archangel chopper sporting another elaborate paint job? It is used by D.G Bogarde, a government official desperate to take Airwolf back from Hawke.
As Russian enemy aircraft described as MiG 23s in 1.04.
Also seen in 1.02. The stock footage used is mostly the same between the two episodes. Note the error in the screen describing the aircraft as a MiG 23S 'Flogger-B'... the 23S was referred to as 'Flogger-A'.
Also from 1.04 and meant to be a MiG 23 but I think it is a different type of plane from above.
The second of the two "MiG" escort fighter jets that pursue Airwolf. It is obviously a different plane from the one above.
This refueling rig appears twice in the episode as Airwolf refuels to get to Russia. The pilot and co-pilot speculate as to what the aircraft they are refueling is. At the end and to resolve a bet they ask another member of crew to check. When he tells them it is a helicopter they question his sanity.
Our first Stearman is seen in 1.06 'Echoes from the Past' flown by Peter MacGregor-Moore, a mercenary Hawke knows, who claims to have information on his long missing brother, Saint John.
Another is seen in episode 1.11 'To Snare a Wolf'. It is used by Toni Donatelli, a pilot who wants to get a job at Santini Air and is trying to impress Dom.
Registration N68405; Serial 75-7759.
From 1.06 when a group of mercenaries kidnap Hawke and take Airwolf. The Hercules is used to transport them to Libya.
Earlier on in the series another is seen in the background at a military base in 1.02.
From 'Echoes of the Past': This is supposed to be a Libyan Airforce "MiGs" which is escorting the Hercules transporting Airwolf. When Airwolf escapes from the Hercules' cargohold they pursue and Airwolf blows it out of the sky.
Republic F-84F Thunderstreak
From 1.08 'Mad Over Miami'
Also in the Series Two episode Fallen Angel to portray East German 'MiG 25s'.
From 1.07, these American fighter aircraft are owned by arms dealer Hans Daubert and he sends them to chase after Airwolf.
In 1.09 these rather old aircraft are used by the North Limbawe Air Force. They engage in a dogfight with the Hughes 369s seen in this episode. A similar aircraft (probably the same) attacks the twin-prop featured in 2.05 The Hunted. Both appear to be F4U-4s
Stock footage of B-52s are shown in 1.11 'To Snare a Wolf'. In this episode String and Dom are working with the army to create a training video. The B-52s are bombing a patch of desert for this video.
In 1.11 String needs to hide Airwolf from US military satellites used by D.G. Bogarde to hunt for it. His hiding place is an Aircraft Bone Yard (played by the bone yard at Mojave Air and Space Port). In this bone yard we can see a couple of scrapped C-133s. They appear to be N136AB and N136AR.
1.11. Registration N128GA, serial 058.
Again from 1.11, a further scrapped airliner in the Mojave Bone Yard. Formerly of Japan Airlines (JA8002), but currently N420AJ, serial 45419 - a DC-8-32.
From 1.11. DC-8-53 of ALM Antillean Airlines. Registration N121GA, serial 45632.
The last picture from 1.11 and the first series is an aerial view of the Mohave Air and Space Port Bone Yard. Two Convair C-131 Samaritan on the left, Douglas DC-8, Douglas C-133 Cargomaster behind it, and Boeing C-135 on the right.
Seen in 2.01 Sweet Britches in the background.
Seen in 2.02 Firestorm in the background.
Background aircraft seen in 2.02 Firestorm.
Registration N7129R. Serial 28-21830
Fighter jet seen briefly in 2.02 Firestorm.
Also seen briefly in 2.03.
Helicopter seen briefly in the Santini Air hangar in Firestorm.
Another seen in 3.10 The Deadly Circle.
2.03 Moffett's Ghost. When the autopilot program 'hijacks' airwolf it attempts to shoot down this plane.
2.03 Moffett's Ghost. Half way through this scene the Cessna above becomes this second model.
Seen taking off in 2.03 Moffett's Ghost when a computer glitch shows false radar blips for soviet aircraft.
A fighter jet seen in Moffett's Ghost. When it is seen in the air it is another fighter listed above.
Scale model seen in Moffett's Ghost. In the next episode The Truth About Holly similar fighter jets are scrambled when the Santini Air JetRanger flies into restricted airspace.
2.04 The Truth About Holly Registration N20802 and Serial 3429.
Another in the same episode registered N2282T and serial 3634.
In the background in 2.04 The Truth About Holly.
From 2.17 Natural Born an Aero Commander 680. Probably same aircraft as above.
Registration N242TW and C/N 680-322-16.
In the background in 2.04 The Truth About Holly.
In 2.05 The Hunted. This twin prop flown by Caitlin is pursued and attacked by a Vought F4U Corsair. Registration N84B, serial BB-797. This aircraft also appears in 2.22 Short Walk to Freedom.
Another Beech 200 is seen in 2.11 Random Target.
Registration N6668H and serial BB-586.
Seen in 2.05 The Hunted
Seen in stock footage in 2.06 Sins of the Past.
Tails of various airliners seen in stock footage in 2.06 Sins of the Past. Appears to be an MD-11 of VARIG at the back and a Boeing 747 of Alitalia in the foreground.
Used in 2.07 Fallen Angel by String and Dominic in a movie stunt where they have a dogfight with another biplane before crashing into a barn.
2.08 HX1. A prototype of the HX1 a high tech helicopter which is stolen from its manufacturer that Hawke believes his brother was behind the theft of.
Registration N84SM. C/N 760261.
From 2.08 HX1. Seen in Hawke's flashbacks to Vietnam. Similar Hueys appear in 2.17 Natural Born and 2.18 Out of the Sky. Both a UH-1C and an UH-1H are seen.
Used in 2.08 HX1 by the mercenaries who steal the HX1.
Registration N2757M. C/N 2642.
Also seen in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.
N2757M also appears in 2.11 Random Target when it is used by Hawke and Dom to do some filming for a friend.
And also in 2.14 Inn at the End of the Road when Doc is compelled to fly it for some bad guys. It manages to escape from Airwolf by flying through a tunnel.
2.09 Flight 093 is Missing. A 747 is hijacked by kidnappers and crashed into the see where it is held to ransom. All footage of the plane is directly lifted from the movie Airport '77.
A Boeing 747 in Pan American World Airways livery.
2.09 Flight 093 is Missing. Aircraft that flies over the boat used by the kidnappers who shoot it down with an RPG.
Coastguard helicopter seen in 2.09 when a rescue is mounted on Flight 093.
Registration 1373 and C/N 62-051.
Seen in the background in 2.11 Random Target.
Registration N63CA C/N 411-0057.
Tales of two Aztecs visible in the background at Van Nuys Airport.
Registration N5989Y. C/N 27-3163.
Registration N5245Y. C/N 27-2299.
Another background aircraft from Random Target.
Two more aircraft seen in Random Target
Reg N856CC and serial 24-4020.
Reg N7395G and serial 172-59095.
2.13 The American Dream. Gangsters use these crop dusters (modified to spray petrol rather than pesticides) to burn the crops of people who refused to pay into their protection racket.
2.13 The American Dream. When Airwolf takes out the Thrush Commanders above The Spider (the man at the head of the protection racket) attempts to take Airwolf down with this plane.
2.14 Inn at the End of the Road. Used by Lord Killebrew an international peacekeeper. It is pursued by a modified computer controlled Hughes 500 which attempts to drown it.
2.14 Inn at the End of the Road. Escort aircraft for the plane pictured above. When it is shot down it appears to be a model instead.
Registration N630V. Serial number 9901.
2.15 Santini's Millions. Jet flown by tycoon Carl Barron. It crashes due to a technical glitch and Dom has to rescue him.
Registration N464CL and C/N 24A-096. Used in other movies see IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft. It also appears in 2.20 Severance Pay
2.15 Santini's Millions. Registered N8673F its construction number is 87-0184D.
Same chopper in 2.21 Eruption.
2.17 Natural Born. Kevin Hansen and Caitlin are taken hostage and transported in this helicopter. When he takes out the driver, Kevin has to fly it with his hands tied.
Registraton N4774R, C/N 30019.
2.17 Natural Born. Police helicopter used by Kevin Hansen to pursue the UH-1 of the men who killed his uncle.
Registration N331WD and serial 51062.
Again from 2.17. A number of aircraft seen at Van Nuys Airport. Amongst them is a clearly visible foreground a Beechcraft Bonanza noticeable by its V-Shaped tail, two Mooney M20 and a Cessna 182.
Another shot of multiple aircraft at Van Nuys from 2.17 episode.
2.17. Registration N8572J and C/N 150-66472.
2.17. Seen in the background in a hangar. Registration N124C and serial 204.
2.17. Natural Born. Registration N861RX, serial E-1449.
2.17. Natural Born.
2.17. Natural Born.
2.18 Out of the Sky. Seen on a scan of the surface below supposedly buried underneath the sand.
2.19 Dambreakers. B-25J used by the gang of 'dambreakers' to destroy dams.
2.20 Severance Pay. This aircraft attacks the Learjet that is transporting Larry Mason back from Mexico.
Registration N64CL and serial 44-74423.
3.02 Airwolf II. The Firm build another Airwolf. However, the pilot steals it meaning that The Firm require Hawke and the original Airwolf to deal with the situation.
3.03 And a Child Shall Lead. Stock footage of the exterior of the Santini Air hangar which appears in numerous episodes of season three.
3.04 Fortune Teller. This fighter jet is installed with the 'Fortune Teller' a device which allows it to predict the next move of an opponent in aerial combat.
Registration N638TC and C/N N.5518.
Seen in the background in the Santini Air hangar in 3.05 Crossover.
3.06 Kingdom Come. Two are used by the bad guys to escape at the end of the episode.
3.07 Eagles. Appears as the Stappleford X-400, a revolutionary new military observation aircraft that is about to be adopted by the USA. However, it is really an undercover fighter and its creator uses it in order to shoot down the plane of the only person who knows of the fatal flaw that causes accidents under high stress.
3.07 Eagles. Plane of Roan Carver, the test pilot on the X-400 project, raced against other historic aircraft at the Reno Air Races.
Registration N51TK and serial 122-31076, formerly 413410.
Christen Eagle II
3.07 Eagles. First seen as one of a number used by an aerobatics team String commandeers in order to help Roan evade the X-400.
Registration N21CE and serial 0001.
Hawker Sea Fury
3.07 Eagles. Plane used by Blaine, another test pilot on the X-400 project, at the Reno Air Races.
3.07 Eagles. Used by String and Dom to fly to the air races.
3.07 Eagles. Footage of the Blue Angels, who discontinued use of these aircraft in 1986.
3.07 Eagles. One of the competitors in the air races.
Registration N5808B, c/n 25-0867.
3.07 Eagles. Avtek 400A, listed above, taking off and a number of passenger jets in the background.
Acro Sport II
Hawker Sea Fury T20 (modified)
3.07 Eagles. Foreground and background planes from the same type.
Background: Registration NX20SF, c/n ES.9505.
Ryan PT-22 Recruit & North American P-51A Mustang
Canadair CT-114 Tutor
3.07 Eagles. Jets on the ground from the Royal Canadian Air Force "Snowbirds" display team.
Ryan PT-22 Recruit
3.07 Eagles. Between the F-86 and the old(er) fashioned plane.
3.10 The Deadly Circle.
3.12 Half Pint.
Registration N3836A, Serial 54-0610 and C/N 20059.
3.12 Half-Pint. Used by the villains to escape. Registration N3187D and serial 1326.
3.16 Little Wolf. Used by a corrupt Sheriff to look for Hawke.
3.13 Wildfire. The light plane
3.16 Little Wolf. The T-38 is probably the same used in Fortune Teller.
3.17 Desperate Monday. Used by the villain to make an escape but blocked off by Airwolf and some police cars before it can take off.
Registration N3272X and construction number 310L-0122.
3.17 Desperate Monday.
The white/pale green plane.
3.19 Break in at Santa Paula.
3.20 The Girl Who Fell from the Sky. Described as a high tech gunship in this episode.
Registration N9276F and serial 115-0778S. Appears in other episodes as well.
Jet seen in 3.20 The Girl Who Fell from the Sky. Partial registration N6864.
Used briefly by String in 3.22 Birds of Paradise.
Registration N9000E and serial 1471.
3.22 Birds of Paradise.
Registration N6141C and C/N 310R1299