Super 8

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Super 8 movie poster.

Movie (2011)

Joel Courtney (Joseph "Joe" Lamb)
Elle Fanning (Alice Dainard)
Kyle Chandler (Jackson "Jack" Lamb)
Riley Griffiths (Charles Kaznyk, director of the low-budget zombie movie)

At the end of the seventies, some young teenagers have the project to run a movie festival and so met near the train station for a night shot. But a train disaster will change their hopes ...

Bell UH-1 Iroquois

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Rockwell Space Shuttle

The first lauch occured in 1981 but promotional posters were issued well before. Some of the text is hidden by a Star Wars TIE fighter model.

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But the main tank kept in orange -not painted in white- dates only from the third launch.

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North American P-51D Mustang

North American P-51D Mustang cutaway and profile.

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Unidentified Airship

Joe got two models in his room.

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Junkers Ju 87 B Stuka

A model is hanged to the ceiling, probably a 1/32 scale model (Revell ? or Airfix if 1/24).

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Unidentified Aircraft

Perhaps a Stinson 108 ? or a Piper PA-20 Pacer ?
Besides, what seems to be an Apollo 14 badge.

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Unidentified Aircraft

Unidentified Grasshoper or Light Personal Aircraft featuring on the panel base. Action is set in Ohio in the fictionnal little town of Lilian (Weirton, West Virginia in fact) but please note that there is a Lilian (without airfield) in the south of Alabama state.

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Bell UH-1(N ?) Iroquois

Just besides the four black chimneys. White upper fuselage ?

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Supermarine Spitfire & Messerschmitt Bf 109 E

Lilian airfield has a small museum with a showcase dedicated to the Battle of Britain. The painting "Eagles High" by Robert Taylor was issued in ... 1988.

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Cessna U-3

The type was soldiered on for USAF staff until 1985.

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Piper PA-28-236 Dakota

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In the green circle, the Cessna U-3 ... which made a 180° turn the time Jack shot the tanker !

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