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Russian title : Пилоты
Petr Stepánek (Jan Trejbal)
Karel Greif (2nd Lt. Jandák)
Peter Rúfus (Karol Halaj)
Michal Gucík (Michal Gabriel)
Story of a Czechoslovak pilot who fled his overran country to fight in France, then in United Kingdom before ending among a Czech unit of the Soviet VVS.
- 1 Mráz K-65 Čáp ?
- 2 Zlin Z-226 (acting as Morane-Saulnier MS-406)
- 3 Supermarine Spitfire
- 4 Messerschmitt Bf 109 (R/C models)
- 5 Avia S-199
- 6 Lisunov Li-2
- 7 Ilyushin Il-14
- 8 Focke-Wulf Fw 190
- 9 Focke-Wulf Fw 189
- 10 Polikarpov U-2
- 11 Avia B-534
- 12 Lavochkin La-7
- 13 Yakovlev Yak-18
- 14 Tupolev Tu-2S
- 15 Ilyushin Il-10
- 16 Various Aircraft
- 17 See also
Several actions throughout this movie are based on radio-command models used both to simulate germans and russian aircrafts. For example, like this Messerschmitt Bf 109.
Later a more detailed model with firing guns.
This czech post-war derivative is seen only on static display, acting as a Messerschmitt Bf 109.
As the Lisounov is quite rare in 1988, flights are made by this aircraft in place of its forerunner.
Several (?) radio-command models are used during the dogfights.
At the climax, duels show even the german pilot. First during the Battle of Britain (please, note that the Fw 190 has a canopy not splited by such a structural reinforcement).
By the way, the Pik-As was the Jagdgeschwader 53 which never used the Fw 190; but this canopy is no more this of a Messerschmitt Bf 109 !
During the last dogfight of the movie, on the eastern front, the same set is slighty updated.
Like the Bf 109 before, a detailed model shows the muzzle firing.
Picture on the wall.
It's written on the cowling ! Probably a radio-command model.
But most of the shots display Lavochkin fighters on the ground, with an engine cowling similar to the Lavochkin La-11.
When taxiing, these planes wave dangerously, the wingtip leveling the ground !
By the way, where did the landing gear retract under this wing ? Backwards, like the first Yakovlev Yak-18 ! But the engine is the Ivchenko AI-14 of the later ones.
RAF 92 Squadron Supermarine Spitfire I R6923 / QJ-S ; picture of a Hawker Hurricane I under another one with a Lavochkin La-7.