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长空雄鹰 (Chángkōng xióng yīng) re-release movie poster.

Movie (1976)
Chinese title : 长空雄鹰
English title : Power Fighter in Vast Sky
English alternative title : Sky Eagle

Li Tiejun / 李铁军 (Chun Tao / 高骏涛)
Gong Xi Bin / 宫喜斌 (Wei Chi Heng / 尉迟恒)
Wang Xi Yan / 王熙岩 (Qi, the Political Commissar / 祁政委)

During the Korean War, Chinese pilots are jeopardizing the American pilots to switch Air Superiority.

Republic F-84E Thunderjet

A good movie set but why a so unrealistic nose art (in fact, we guess why ...) ?

Changkong76 F-84E 11.jpg
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Tail code 11767 ... should be USAF s/n 51-1767 which in fact was dedicated to a Beech C-45G Expeditor.

Changkong76 F-84E 37.jpg

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 bis / Jianjiji J-2

The famous fighter built in Soviet Union or its licenced Chinese variant is the main star of the movie.
In fact, during the Korean War, airframes were provided by Soviet Union (MiG-15 bis) but in 1976, fighters used for the movie were more probably the Jianjiji J-2. If not model during air fighting.
Here is only a limited range of airframes among all these serials spotted : 3002, 3003, 3004, 3011, 3012, 3013, 3014, 3019, 3020, 3021, 3022 and many, many more seen in the background.

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Serial 3019, hero among the multitude.

Changkong76 M3019 15.jpg
Changkong76 M3020 36.jpg
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Various Instruction Sheet

(left to right) North American F-86 Sabre and Republic F-84E Thunderjet and Boeing B-29 Superfortress.

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Unidentified American Aircraft

Unidentified twin engine American Bomber (model).
In this category, USAF only used Douglas B-26 Invader which has a diffrent shape (especially the engine nacelle).

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Barracks of the American fighter pilots with an American advertising/propaganda wallpaper (probably a F-86 drawing besides a pilot).

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North American F-86 Sabre

Changkong76 F-86 44.jpg
Changkong76 F-86 47.jpg

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 UTI

Or perhaps its Chinese license built Jianjiji Jiaolianji JJ-2.
The only one seen all along the 95 minutes duration.

Changkong76 UTI-45.jpg

Nanchang Y-5

Acting an American bomber (note the Pin up poster).

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Changkong76 49 An-2.jpg

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