Birds of Prey

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Birds of Prey DVD cover.

TV Movie (1973)
German title : Duell der Helikopter

David Janssen (Harry Walker)
Ralph Meeker (Jim McAndrew)
Elaine Heilveil (Teresa Jane)
Harry Klekas (Capt. Slater)
Sam Dawson (Inspector Sinclair)
Don Wilbanks (Trucker)

TV news helicopter pilot and World War 2 vet Harry Walker witnesses a bank robbery during which the thieves escape to a waiting getaway helicopter with a hostage. Determined to rescue her and stop the crooks, Harry ignores police warnings and pursues the villains doggedly with his Hughes 500 news chopper.

Curtiss TP-40N Warhawk

File footage of P-40s used during Harry's flashbacks, along with "dogfights" depicted with models, are from the 1942 movie Flying Tigers.

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The example being towed by Harry for the radio promotion is a rare TP-40N trainer variant.
Registration N923, s/n 44-47923.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Military Fixed-Wing).

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Hughes 500C

Harry's news chopper.
Reg. N9103F, c/n 52-0378S.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Rotary-Wing).

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Sud-Aviation 315B Lama

The robbers' helicopter.Same helicopter in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.
Registration N13583, Serial 2261.

Reg. N13583 Sud-Aviation 315B Lama of Sky Choppers.

Piper Arrow

Used by McAndrew to fly to the abandoned airfield.
Reg. N1...

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Cessna TU206A

The robbers' getaway plane at the abandoned airfield.
Reg. N4888F Cessna TU206A Turbo Super Skywagon c/n U206-0588 built in 1966.

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