Wings in the Dark

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Wings in the Dark movie poster.

Movie (1935)
French title : Les Ailes dans l'ombre

Myrna Loy (Sheila Mason)
Cary Grant (Ken Gordon)
Roscoe Karns (Nick Williams)
Hobart Cavanaugh (Mac)

(Synopsis needed)

Unidentified Aircraft

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Travel Air C-4000

Reg. NC436N Travel Air C-4000 c/n 1350.

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With a Stearman C2B moving in the background (no dedicated screenshot).

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Unidentified Aircraft

Through the wire of the Travel Air, we see what seems to be a Stinson Reliant and an unidentified tail.

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Yellow (?) and black plane in the upper right in front of the Travel Air.

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Lockheed 8A Sirius

Reg. NC117W Lockheed Sirius 8A c/ 151

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Travel Air B-4000

Reg. NC688K Travel Air B-4000 c/n 1323

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Douglas DC-2

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Lockheed Vega 5B

Reg. NC48M Lockheed 5B Vega c/n 100. Later was upgraded to 5C standard and registered as XA-BHK.

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Various Model

Throughout the movie, many models are dispatched. We can see too some picture on the wall or aircraft blurred in the background.

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This biplane hanged at the ceiling, with its upper gull wing, has the layout of the Curtiss XP-10 (with some difference).

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"Wind tunnel" model used by Ken to test an autopilot system.

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