Shizumanu taiyô (TV Series)

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Warning: Not to be confused with the 2009 movie of the same name, which was adapted from the same novel.

Shizumanu taiyô title card.

TV Series (2016)
Japanese title: 沈まぬ太陽

Starring:
Takaya Kamikawa (Hajime Onchi)
Atsuro Watabe (Shiro Gyoten)
Yui Natsukawa (Ritsuko Onchi)

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Boeing 747SR-46

While the show fictionalized the operator (National Airlines) and manufacturer's (Board Ways) name and aircraft registration, this aircraft is based off of Japan Airline's JA8119 (c/n 20783/230), which did indeed crash while operating as Flight 123 in the side of Mt. Osutaka on August 12, 1985.

JA8119, bearing the fictional registration JA88N7 and operator "National Airlines" to stand-in for the real life JAL
"Board Ways" 747 seen in a breaking news report reporting that NAL123 had gone missing

Other Boeing 747s:

Shizumanu Taiyo B747 alt.jpg
Scale model of a B747
Wooden model of a B747

Douglas DC-8

Much like the real life JAL, National Airlines operated Douglas DC-8s (called "ST8"s in-universe) during the 1970s.

Shizumanu Taiyo DC-8 2.jpg
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Shizumanu Taiyo DC-8 6.jpg

A NAL DC-8 parked inside/next to a hangar at Haneda Airport. It should be noted that this specific hangar would not have been constructed until the 1990s when the main facilities of the airport was moved outwards.

Shizumanu Taiyo DC-8 3.jpg
Shizumanu Taiyo DC-8 4.jpg

A newspaper article reporting a "NAL ST8" had crashed at Bangkok Airport

Shizumanu Taiyo DC-8 newspaper.jpg

Douglas DC-8

Another airline, East African Airways, is seen operating a DC-8. This was a real airline jointly run by Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda between 1946 and 1977. However, the airline never operated the DC-8, though the livery is somewhat close to that used on its other aircraft.

Shizumanu Taiyo DC-8 8.jpg
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