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Hi all;

 

I’m not only a model builder I’m a film lover as well. I am always looking for more aviation-related films, and came across this unique Dutch movie on Amazon Prime Video last week:

 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071386/

 

Seeing some folks suggesting an IM DC-3/C47 in another thread reminded me I wanted to mention it. If you love the Dakota and have ever flown in one, especially in the Caribbean (I did many times in the 70s and 80s - Air BVI how I miss your DC-3s  :-), you will likely enjoy this film. I can’t say much about the plot (it is a drama about a pilot and his beloved DC-3 [and his dubious cargo choices] and not a documentary) Tons of great shots of the subject aircraft on the ground as well as in flight. Plus it’s in Curaçao in the early 70s, a unique look at the southern Caribbean of the era. Thought some might enjoy it.

 

I‘d love to hear your suggestions for other interesting movies with aviation content.
 

jimbo

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Greatest movie of all time: The Rocketeer!

 

Always

Air America

Porco Rosso (a cartoon, but dont let that stop you from watching it)

Waldo Pepper

Strategic Air Command

Dive Bomber

 

 

I've not seen it but on my 'To-watch' list is Cloud Dancer. 

 

People might recommend Dunkirk, which whilst not being terrible, isn't anything spectacular.

 

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The Battle of Britain

Strategic Air Command

Dive Bomber (a precious time capsule of 1940 USN aviation and aviation medicine!)

The Great Waldo Pepper (first film I ever saw in the theater by myself)

The Hunters (crappy story, but great F-84F/F-86F air to air)

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I've got 'Night Bombers' more a wartime documentary than a film but great shots of Lancasters taking off and on their mission from Hemswell.

Murhphys War is a good one for the Grumman Duck.

Finally Black Adder goes forth where he joins the Royal Flying Corp! 'Private Plane'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piBAK8ApZnM

 

Graham

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"The Jet Pilot" - John Wayne.  Franly rubbish, but salvaged by some great flying of post-war aircraft eg F-86, F-89, B-36, Bell X-1, T-33.

 

 

For a suggestion for a new film, how about a film about the Tondern Raid?  The story could cover the raid itself, and the aftermath of how the airmen found their way home - or in some cases, sadly, didn't.  The escape of some pilots from internment in Denmark, for example, could be included too.  I wonder if Sir Peter has ever considered it as a project?  After all, the WNW 2F.1 Ship's Camel has a decal option for one of the aircraft used.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tondern_raid

 

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