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Also known as: Les géants du ciel
Edmond O'Brien (Major Ed Hardin)
Robert Stack (Captain Stu Hamilton)
John Rodney (Colonel Bill Brickley)
Walter Reed (Gal Gilbert)
Successfull fighter pilot Major Ed Hardin is the new commander of a fighter squadron using the P-47. He adopts agressive tactics in opposition to his general officier. These hard rules becomes successfull when he's shoot down. What will the headquater decide about his follower ?
- 1 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt
- 2 Messerschmitt Bf 109
- 3 North American P-51 D Mustang
- 4 Focke-Wulfe Fw 190A
- 5 Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress
- 6 Consolidated B-24J Liberator
- 7 Douglas C-47 Skytrain
- 8 Douglas A-26 Invader
- 9 Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor
- 10 Junkers W34
- 11 Junkers Ju-87B Stuka
- 12 Mitsubishi G3M
- 13 Nakajima J1N1
- 14 Yokosuka D4Y2 Suisei
- 15 Unidentified Aircraft
- 16 various Aircraft
- 17 See also
Sixteen Republic P-47D Thunderbolt were used for the movie and can be seen all together on some shooting.
From wartime footage.
First seen in the backgroung but playing no role.
Then acting as the german fighters.
Another short wartime footage.
Boeing B-17G, registration N1212N
Behind the crashing P-47 Thunderbolt.
With a P-47 on the left, the Skytrain is in the center right of the image.
On the left.
Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor
A model kit used to represent this four engine german transport/maritime patrol aircraft.
Through smoke and dust this Junkers liaison/school aircraft can be guess in this gun camera footage.
Another gun camera footage.
A exploding model (perhaps a P-39).
On the wall, wallpaper for recognition training.
(upper left row) : Twin boom glider DFS 230 and Unidentified Aircraft
(bellow) : Junkers Ju-88 , Junkers Ju-87B Stuka and Dornier Do 17
(at right) : Consolidated B-24 Liberator & Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Overall views during the straffing...