The Flying Missile

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The Flying Missile movie poster.

Movie (1950)
French title : L'infernal projectile
Italian title : Il mistero del V.3

Starring:
Glenn Ford (Commander William A. Talbot)
Viveca Lindfors (Karin Hansen)
Henry O'Neill (Rear Admiral Thomas A. Scott)
Joe Sawyer (Quartermaster 'Fuss' Payne)

(Synopsis needed)


Vought F4U Corsair

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Mittlewerk EWM A4 Vergeltungswaffe V2

Operation Sandy involved the September 6, 1947 launch of a V-2 rocket from the deck of the USS Midway (CV-41), the US Navy’s only attempt to launch a liquid fueled rocket from an aircraft carrier.

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Glenn L. Martin Viking

The immediate tilt of the rocket near liftoff led to be exploded about six miles away.
The production used public footage of the Viking (Navy's project of a liquid-fueled rocket designed to supersede the German V2), one of the first four launches (May 1949 - May 1950)

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Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket

White desk model alongside an undidentified missile.

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Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat

Unmanned 'target plane' as said in the movie.

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Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer

Seen in the distance when the Hellcat is touching down.

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Republic-Ford JB-2 Loon alias LTV-N-2

Named LTV-N-2 by the U.S. Navy during test at Point Mugu.

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Archive footage of an unidentified failed launch.

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Unidentified Aircraft

P-80 ? F9F ?

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Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star

Despite it's a Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star taking off, the missile is chased by a prop-driven aircraft ...

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Chased now by the P-80 flying with a Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star.

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Beechcraft JRB-4 Expeditor

Wearing code 657; maybe Beechcraft JRB-4 Expeditor BuNo 44657 (c/n 8588). If right, later to JMSDF as 6401.

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Douglas R4D

Douglas R4D of the Naval Air Transport Service.

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Grumman F8F Bearcat

(left to right) Grumman F6F and Grumman F8F Bearcat. Others unidentified.

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Grumman F9F Panther

Desk model in front of the Admiral with a Republic-Ford LTV-N-2 (bottom left corner).

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Grumman TBF / General Motors TBM Avenger

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