Empire of the Sun

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Empire of the Sun movie poster.

Movie (1987)

Christian Bale (Jim 'Jamie' Graham)
John Malkovich (Basie)
Miranda Richardson (Mrs. Victor)
Nigel Havers (Dr. Rawlins)
Masatô IBU ( Sergent. Nagata)

1937 : Jim is an british child living in Shanghaï. But war between China and Japan makes him a prisoner of war in a Japanese internment camp, throughout the World War II. His childhood and moreover his passion about aviation make him able to transcend events.

North American T-6G Texan (acting as a Mitsubishi A6M Zero)

A mix of R/C models with four real airframes : two T-6G and one SNJ-5 and a Harvard Mk.4.
At least one of them (North American T-6G (s/n 51-14367)) acted in another movies; look at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft

EofTheSun-0h15m14 T-6.jpg
EofTheSun-1h03m04 T-6.jpg
EofTheSun-1h04m06 T-6.jpg
EofTheSun-1h56m T-6.jpg
EofTheSun-2h08m35 T-6.jpg

Nord 3400

c/n 124.
Acting as a japanese liaison/observation aircraft, like the Kokusai Ki-76.

EofTheSun-1h04m19 Nord-3400.jpg
EofTheSun-1h47m Nord-3400.jpg

Boeing B-29 Superfortress

Of course, it's a R/C model; look at the discussion tab.

EofTheSun-1h23m04 B-29.jpg
EofTheSun-1h23m06 B-29.jpg

North American P-51D Mustang

Mix of real ones and R/C models.
Real ones are N.A. P-51D-25-NA (c/n 122-39608, s/n 44-73149) and C.A.C. P-51 PR.Mk. 22 (s/n CACM-192-1517).
This last one was lost during Flying Legends 2011.

EofTheSun-1h48m51 P-51.jpg

Here is the third Mustang, a North American P-51D-20-NA (c/n 122-31514, s/n 44-63788). Destroyed in 1998.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

North American P-51D-20-NA (c/n 122-31514, s/n 44-63788).
EofTheSun-1h49m13 P-51.jpg
EofTheSun-1h49m40 P-51.jpg

Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero

EofTheSun-1h53m31 A6M.jpg

Lockheed P-38 Lightning

MofES-0h36 P-38.jpg

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