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Last updated on 07 February 2021.


The Six Million Dollar Man movie poster.

TV Series (1974-1978)
French title : L'Homme qui valait trois milliards
French (Québec) title : L'Homme de six millions

Starring:
Lee Majors (Steve Austin)
Richard Anderson (Oscar Goldman)
Alan Oppenheimer (Dr. Rudy Wells, seasons 1 & 2)
Martin E. Brooks (Dr. Rudy Wells, seasons 3 to 5)


An astronaut testing a prototype is badly wounded during the crash. Ear, eye, arm and the both legs are lost and are replaced by bionic parts. Steve Austin is now ready to protect the american citizens.

Contents

Credits

Northrop HL-10

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Northrop M2-F2

On May 10, 1967, during the 16th glide flight, a landing accident severely damaged the vehicle and seriously injured the NASA pilot, Bruce Peterson. The opening sequence used this crash's film footage.

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Shuttle Concept

Model of a prospective Shuttle based on the Lifting body concept as like as coupling Martin X-23 PRIME and Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar or Martin Marietta X-24.

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Television movie : The Moon and the Desert

Saturn V Skylab

May 1973 : Saturn V modified by McDonnell Douglas Corporation to lauch the Skylab module. How strange to select the last uncrewed launch as the one done by Colonel Steve Austin for his Lunar Mission !

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Saturn IB

A few seconds later, we can see an Apollo rocket ...

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Saturn V Apollo

... and the famous takeoff of Apollo XI.

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North American Apollo Command Module

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Grumman Lunar Module

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Northrop HL-10

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Lockheed C-130A Hercules

(background, between the lorries) Lockheed C-130A Hercules (the only variant with three-blade propellers) upgraded with the black radar fairing.

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Boeing CH-47 Chinook

A Boeing CH-47 Chinook on the taxiway is passing ...

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Boeing NB-52B Stratofortress

Serial 52-008 ex-USAF Boeing RB-52B-10-BO (1955) modified as NB-52B for NASA duty in 1959. NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center "Mothership" Launch Aircraft operated from 1966 to 2004. It was then put on display at the North entrance to Edwards AFB (2012).
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Military Fixed-Wing).

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Balls Eight 'Nose Art' and mission tally (hidden by the Northrop HL-10).
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Lockheed F-104N Starfighter

NASA 811 Lockheed F-104N Starfighter c/n 683C4045 (reg. N811NA).

Callsign 'Chase 2'.
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Unidentified Aircraft

From the chase plane ... Unidentified ejection seat.

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Northrop M2-F2

NASA 803 ... Northrop M2-F2 ... or Northrop M2-F3 after rebuilding (with a third rudder) ?

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Northrop M2-F2

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Douglas DC-3

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Northrop M2-F3

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Lockheed F-104 Starfighter & Northrop HL-10 & Northrop T-38 Talon

The Northrop T-38 Talon is on the right.

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Douglas F5D Skylancer

NASA's Douglas F5D Skylancer tail number 802 used as chase plane until 1970 ... here behind the Northrop M2-F2.

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Northrop HL-10

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Lockheed C-130E Hercules

Serial 64-0498 Lockheed C-130E-LM Hercules c/n 382-3982) to AMARC as CF0243 in December 2006.

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Lockheed C-130A Hercules

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Lockheed C-141 Starlifter

Conitnuity error : among Hercules views seen in flight or inside the cockpit (poor editing melting various subvariants for the same flight), this shot of a Lockheed C-141 Starlifter !

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Douglas C-53 Skytrooper

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Reg. N19935 Douglas C-53-DO Skytrooper c/n 4855 built in 1941.

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Maule M-4-210C Rocket

Reg. N9861M Maule M-4-210C Rocket built in 1967 with c/n 1058C.

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Television movie : Wine, Women and War

Boeing 747-121

Boeing 747 of Pan Am.

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Maule M-4-210C Rocket

Same footage used six months before for the first TV movie, this time in a shorter action.

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Kaman SH-2F Seasprite

Footage reused from Ice Station Zebra.

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Television movie : The Solid Gold Kidnapping

Learjet 24A

Reg. N1969L Learjet 24A.

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Taking off seconds before was a different airframe with two portholes instead the single one seen on N1969L.

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Bell 206 JetRanger

Reg. N4788R Bell 206A JetRanger c/n 301.

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During the main action, seen alternately with the Hughes below.

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Hughes H-300

Code XB11.

Maybe N9301F ?

Boeing 707

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Boeing 747-131

... but it's a Boeing 747-131 of TWA-Trans World Airlines over the threshold ...

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Boeing 707-328

Eventually, the airliner touching is registered in France !
Reg. F-BHSB Château de Chambord Boeing 707-328 c/n 17614 / 81 of Air France !

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Hawker Siddeley HS.121 Trident

BEA-British European Airways

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Bell 206 JetRanger

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Season One

Boeing 707-138B

Ep. 1.02 Survival of the Fittest
Registration N790SA c/n 17697-39 actually with Standard Airways livery (on lease from SR-Gross), but fictionalized under the colors of Trans Pacific.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Reg.N790SA Boeing 707-138B of Standard Airways.
Reg.N790SA Boeing 707-138B of Standard Airways.
Reg.N790SA Boeing 707-138B of Standard Airways.

Fairchild C-119B Flying Boxcar

Ep. 1.02 Survival of the Fittest
One of the 55 Fairchild C-119B Flying Boxcar built under the rules of the USAF. Note the dropping through the hatch despite the rear door open.

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Boeing 747-131

Ep. 1.03 Operation Firefly

Boeing 747-131 of TWA-Trans World Airlines.
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Saturn IB

Ep. 1.03 Operation Firefly

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Hughes 500C

Ep. 1.04 Day of the Robot
Reg. N9103F, c/n 52-0378S.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Rotary-Wing).

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Action seen again in Ep. 1.13.

Bell UH-1 Iroquois

Ep. 1.04 Day of the Robot

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Stinson L-5 Sentinel

Ep. 1.05 Little Orphan Airplane

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Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

Ep. 1.05 Little Orphan Airplane
First an airframe of the oldest variant with the tall tail fin :

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Now a Boeing B-52(G or H) Stratofortress.

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Boeing 747-121

Ep. 1.05 Little Orphan Airplane
Boeing 747 of Pan Am.

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Cessna 206 Series

Ep. 1.05 Little Orphan Airplane

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Sud Aviation SA 341G Gazelle

Ep. 1.06 Doomsday, and Counting
Used by the Soviet Col. Vasily Zhukov. Maybe registration N341AH, Serial 1032 despite no evidence but the paint scheme.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Rotary-Wing).

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Boeing 747-131

Ep. 1.06 Doomsday, and Counting
From TWA-Trans World Airlines.

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Boeing 747-132

Ep. 1.06 Doomsday, and Counting
Boeing 747-132 of Delta Air Lines.

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Boeing 707

Ep. 1.06 Doomsday, and Counting

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Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

Ep. 1.06 Doomsday, and Counting
Landing gear of a Stratofortress seen when the airliner is taking off !...

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Rockwell Space Shuttle

Ep. 1.08 The Rescue of Athena One
Only artist's impression and model as the first flight occured only eight years later.

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Saturn IB

Ep. 1.08 The Rescue of Athena One

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Chrysler Mercury Redstone

Ep. 1.08 The Rescue of Athena One

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North American Apollo Command/Service Module

Ep. 1.08 The Rescue of Athena One

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Skylab

Ep. 1.08 The Rescue of Athena One

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Saturn V Apollo XVII

Ep. 1.08 The Rescue of Athena One

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Unidentified Aircraft

Ep. 1.08 The Rescue of Athena One
On the deck of US Navy carrier vessel CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk.

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McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II

Ep. 1.08 The Rescue of Athena One
Aboard USS Ranger (CV-61).

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Tail code NE on this McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II of Fighter Squadron 21 (VF-21) Freelancers.

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Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King

Ep. 1.08 The Rescue of Athena One

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McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30

Ep. 1.09 Dr. Wells Is Missing
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 of Lufthansa.

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McDonnell Gemini Capsule

Ep. 1.11 Burning Bright
Gemini's extravehicular activity shown when Steve Austin is watching Josh Lang space walk ... clearly given as an Apollo mission !

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Shuttle Concept & North American Apollo Command/Service Module Models

Ep. 1.11 Burning Bright

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Rockwell Space Shuttle

Ep. 1.11 Burning Bright

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Douglas C-118 Liftmaster

Ep. 1.12 The Coward

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Lockheed C-130 Hercules

Ep. 1.12 The Coward

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North American T-6 Texan

Ep. 1.12 The Coward

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Douglas C-47 (Model)

Ep. 1.12 The Coward

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Martin B-26B-30-MA Marauder

Ep. 1.12 The Coward
including B-26B-30-MA Marauder Louisiana Mud Hen 453rd BS, 323rd BG, 9th AF shot down in flames on 23 December 44 during her 121st mission.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Military Fixed-Wing).

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McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II

Ep. 1.12 The Coward
Farewell flypast (the Missing Man formation).

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Hughes 500C

Ep. 1.13 Run, Steve, Run
Reg. N9103F, c/n 52-0378S.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Rotary-Wing).

Shorter use but exactly the same shot already seen in Ep. 1.04.


Season Two

Cessna 172 Skyhawk

Ep. 2.19 The Bionic Woman
Registration N5794A, c/n 28394.
Shot used again in Ep. 3.22 of The Bionic Woman.

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Season Four

Bell 206B JetRanger II

Ep. 4.01 The Return of Bigfoot
Registration N30DB, c/n 1299.
Same aircraft in other works at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

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