Area 88: Act III - Burning Mirage

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Area 88: Act III - Burning Mirage movie poster.

Movie (1986)
Japanese title: エリア88 ACT III : 燃える蜃気楼

Kaneto Shiozawa (Shin Kazama)
Iemasa Kayumi (McCoy)
Kei Tomiyama (Mickey Simon)
Sakiko Tamagawa (Ryoko Tsugumo)

Shin Kazama, tricked and forced into flying for the remote country of Aslan, can only escape the hell of war by earning money for shooting down enemy planes or die trying. Through the course of the series, Shin must deal with the consequences of killing and friends dying around him as tries to keep his mind on freeing himself from this nightmare.

Also from this series:

Area 88: Act I - The Blue Skies of Betrayal
Area 88: Act II - The Requirements of Wolves

Note: This is an animated film. The aircraft shown in it are therefore not actual aircraft, however, where a reasonable depiction of an actual aircraft has been created, it has been identified as best as possible.

Northrop F-20A Tigershark

Acquired by Shin who was named for an air force captain at the time of relocation to a new area 88 base.

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With the Dassault Falcon 10.
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Grumman F-14 Tomcat

With only one crew ! (no Weapon System Operator on the rear seat)

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McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet

A Tomcat leading a Phantom and two Hornets.
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McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II

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Avoiding two Vympel R-23 missiles (known by NATO as AA-7 Apex) usually fired by Mig 23, not the Mig 21 !

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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Bis 'Fishbed'

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Douglas A-4 Skyhawk (late)

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Fully loaded with bombs ...

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... or taking off with missiles.

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IAI Kfir C.2

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Lockheed C-130H Hercules

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Fictional Aircraft

A single deck wide body (fuselage of trijet DC-10 ? Lockheed Tristar ? ... but without their engined tail) with the wing of a Boeing 747 ... of the fictitious Yamato Airlines.

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Reg. JA-8399 is worn by a Boeing 767-346 c/n 27313 but her first flight (20/09/1994) was years later this video (action is set in 1982 -calendar seen around 1h06-).

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But we read JA-8899 on the instrument panel.

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Cabin with 3x3 seats; a JAL DC-10 was with a 2x5x2 layout.

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Mitsubishi HSS-2 Sea King & Kawasaki Heavy Industries OH-6

Mitsubishi HSS-2 Sea King wearing Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (海上自衛隊, Kaijō Jieitai) colors.

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Republic F-105D Thunderchief

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Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II

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Hawker Siddeley Harrier

Unidentified variant of the Hawker Siddeley Harrier (first-generation Harriers without APEX and outrigger landing gear leg on the wingtip; so not a McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II) painted in grey like British Aerospace Sea Harrier.

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None of the Harrier variant got this hamp ...

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Bell Huey

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North American F-100C Super Sabre

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Dassault Falcon 10

Dassault Falcon 10 with fictitious registration RA-810 (RA- is for Russian Federation -unexistant actually- and should be follow by five digits).

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Northrop F-5

Two jet nozzles and no fairing at the fin's root, this is a Northrop F-5 not the F-20.

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McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30

McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 of Alitalia. This airline used eight airframes registered as I-DYN? and the screenshot is loosely showing I-DYME or I-DYNE Dante Alighieri.
Flight to Roissy CDG airport (Aéroport de Paris-Charles de Gaulle), France but footage only inside the airport terminal (have a look on the Discussion tab).

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