Courage Under Fire

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Courage Under Fire poster.

Movie (1996)

Denzel Washington (Lieutenant Colonel Nathaniel Serling)
Meg Ryan (Captain Karen Emma Walden)
Lou Diamond Phillips (Staff Sergeant John Monfriez)
Matt Damon (Specialist Andrew Ilario)

A US Army officer, despondent about a deadly mistake he made, investigates a female chopper commander's worthiness for the Medal of Honor.

Bell UH-1 Iroquois

The primary aircraft featured in the film; Captain Walden's chopper which first appears at the beginning of the film, picking up the body of Serling's friend Boylar. Later is shot down while trying to assist the crew of a downed Black Hawk helicopter.

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Another Huey picks up the downed crew the following day.

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Additionally, the wreckage of the Black Hawk that is shown is clearly another Huey.

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Bell AH-1 Cobra

Two Cobras appear the day after Walden's Huey crashes, attacking the Iraqi forces and covering her crew's escape.

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Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II

A pair of Thunderbolts drop napalm on the two helicopter crash sites after the crews are evacuated and Walden is reported dead. Portrayed by CGI.

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Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk

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McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet

Four Hornets perform a flyover during Walden's Medal of Honor ceremony.

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McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II

Seen during the opening credits.

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Grumman F-14 Tomcat

Seen in the opening credits.

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McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle

Seen in the opening credits.

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Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk

Seen in the opening credits.

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