Flying Tigers (1942)

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Flying Tigers movie poster.

Movie (1942)

John Wayne (Capt. Jim Gordon)
John Carroll (Woodrow "Woody" Jason)
Anna Lee (Brooke Elliott)


Curtiss P-40F Warhawk

Aircraft awaiting delivery shot at the Curtiss Wright factory of Buffalo (New York).

FlyingTigers P-40F.jpg

Most of the movie display scale 1:1 models with outsized machine guns and air cope over the engine. Two of them have electric engine in order to move the propeller.

FlyingTigers Hawk P-40a.jpg

Another two other have OX-5 engine allowing them to be driven up until 90 km/h. They are easily identifiable by their outsized tailwheel.

FlyingTigers Hawk P-40b.jpg

Some footage of the real Curtiss P-40B/C of the Flying Tigers are used in background of actors.

FlyingTigers H-81.jpg

Capelis XC-12

Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.
This aircraft is seen only taxiing or being readied for the take off. Fake company Rangoon Airways.

Reg.X12762 Capelis XC-12.
Reg.X12762 Capelis XC-12.

The flying scenes are only displaying models.

FlyingTigers Capelis-in-flames.jpg

Mitsubishi Ki-21-II

Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

FlyingTigers Ki-21.jpg

Mitsubishi G3M

FlyingTigers Mitsubishi-G3M.jpg

Nakajima Ki-27

FlyingTigers Nakajima Ki-27.jpg

Supermarine Spitfire

FlyingTigers spit.jpg

Nakajima A4N & Mitsubishi A5M & Aichi D1A & Nakajima Ki-4

Captain Jim Gordon (John Wayne) uses a recognition chart displaying these four japanese aircraft (name given from top to bottom of the chart).
Please note that the Nakajima Ki-4 is in the seaplane configuration.

FlyingTigers recognition.jpg

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