The Dawn Patrol (1930)
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Aka (télévision and original script title) : (The) Flight Commander
French title : La patrouille de l'aube (1930)
Richard Barthelmess (Dick Courtney)
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (Douglas Scott)
Neil Hamilton (Major Brand)
Frank McHugh (Flaherty)
Air War in 1915 ... What is more deadly ? fighting in the air or commanding ?
A footage used by so many aviation movies and documentaries !
Including N12237 seen (anonymously) in several movies (see IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Military Fixed-Wing)).
Three airframes built and designed from the original Nieuport 28 drawing set. Minor changes (engine, shorter fuselage), the most visible being the upper wing without dihedral and N interwing struts.
Action is set in 1915 when fighters couldn't shot through the propeller's circle, so the need of a machine gun over the upper wing... never used during movie's fighting ! On the contrary, the shootings are carried out with the weapons of hood which were not in service in 1915.
The other difference with the Nieuport 28 : the upper wing is further away from the fuselage than on the original aircraft.
The three Garland-Lincoln LF-1 built : which one is N12237 ?
Another type :
From the The Dawn Patrol (1938), another movie which reused lots of footage.
British Intelligence (using again numerous aerial sequences)