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  • What's your favorite aerial combat movie?

    I was watching The Final Countdown again today. The part where the two F-14s fly circles around the Japanese Zeros. I love those scenes. It made me want more fantastic aerial scenes. The more authentic the better.

    So what is your favorite movie for aerial combat?

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    Re: What's your favorite aerial combat movie?

    Originally posted by draeh View Post
    I was watching The Final Countdown again today. The part where the two F-14s fly circles around the Japanese Zeros. I love those scenes. It made me want more fantastic aerial scenes. The more authentic the better.

    So what is your favorite movie for aerial combat?
    haha, that movie is ridiculous.
    I can't think of any movies in particular but I like WW2 air combat much more than this modern-day fire and forget rubish.
    Zeros, P-38s, P-51s, and Spitfires all the way!

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      Re: What's your favorite aerial combat movie?

      As for my favorite scene in an aerial movie, that one in The Final Countdown beats them all! [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyjNInIH4Hw[/media]

      I don't really have a specific favorite, but Sky Fighters is another good one (yes it's French, but it has some great scenes :)). Battle of Britain, Tora Tora Tora, and Midway are some other great classics.

      These movies always get me pumped and into thinking I'm cut out to be a fighter pilot...

      I didn't join a squad once and this guy named Nardini took me into the back room and beat me with a sock of oranges.

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        Re: What's your favorite aerial combat movie?

        Couple of good air movies:
        WW I
        The Blue Max
        Darling Lili

        WW II
        Piece of Cake (TV series) flying under bridge, Flash flying upside down, can't call him crazy - he's quoting Churchill.
        Battle of Britain
        Midway with Sensurround (saw it in the theater)
        Sink the Bismarck – torpedo attacks with biplanes


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        • #5
          Re: What's your favorite aerial combat movie?

          Top gun!!!
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          • #6
            Re: What's your favorite aerial combat movie?

            Anyone here ever see The Memphis Belle?

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              Re: What's your favorite aerial combat movie?

              Seen stealth? Very cool. The chase scene is awesome, will post vid l8r.




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                Re: What's your favorite aerial combat movie?

                The space fighter scenes in Babylon V. The first space opera where real zero-g in-vacuum space maneuvering is used, with thrusters flipping the birds around 180 to shoot directly aft.
                Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

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                  Re: What's your favorite aerial combat movie?

                  Originally Posted by ScratchMonkey
                  The space fighter scenes in Babylon V. The first space opera where real zero-g in-vacuum space maneuvering is used, with thrusters flipping the birds around 180 to shoot directly aft.
                  B5 had excellent fighter combat scenes and is still my favorite Sci-Fi show. However aerial combat tends to mean atmospheric not space.


                  Top Gun, Stealth, and The Memphis Belle all good movies. A firing sequence in Top Gun looks identical to a firing sequence in The Final Countdown.

                  More WWII movies:
                  Command Decision
                  Twelve O'Clock High(just on AMC)

                  Twelve O'Clock High is filled with actual WWII stock film. Some from the german side.


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                    Re: What's your favorite aerial combat movie?

                    Midway

                    12 O'Clock High

                    Iron Eagle:
                    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF6R1sJrWPk[/media]
                    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF8SMibVFog[/media]
                    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nrq31J6RbgU[/media]
                    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujgFJuE6srg[/media]
                    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVHEFiLQ3GU[/media]
                    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-fTc_VvpHg[/media]
                    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GV-mFGzF-4[/media]

                    Fire Birds - Crappy Nicolas Cage movie about AH-64 Gunship Pilots
                    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yriYvzGXg-s[/media]

                    The Documentary about Red Flag is also decent and gives the everday civilian what its like to be an Air Force Pilot.

                    Bat 21 - some good scenes, not real aerial combat though, and it was very far fetched but decent.

                    I have to think about some others i have seen, there are some decent Top Gun Scenes, though most of the major "aerial combat" scenes actually had models in place of real planes.
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                      Re: What's your favorite aerial combat movie?

                      Hell's Angels

                      or if it counts, Hot Shots



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                      • #12
                        Re: What's your favorite aerial combat movie?

                        Anyone know of any movies with good footage of dirigible combat? (It takes place in the air and hence is "aerial"!)

                        I find jet fighter scenes dull, mostly because modern warfare isn't dog fighting but over-the-horizon missile shots, and I want to see a fight in a larger context.
                        Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

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                          Re: What's your favorite aerial combat movie?

                          my advice is to go the sci-fi route......the last starfighter, beginning of enemy mine, return of the jedi.......

                          There was a Roy Schneider movie where he was in a hi-tech for its time police chopper and his foe was in another chopper........
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                            Re: What's your favorite aerial combat movie?

                            Originally posted by google View Post
                            Anyone here ever see The Memphis Belle?

                            great movie!
                            that sounds like a good idea trooper.
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                              Re: What's your favorite aerial combat movie?

                              Iron Eagle was on AMC a few days ago, very corny but it had some good fight scenes :).

                              You can watch Red Flag in Hi-Def for free over at hulu.com, I recommend watching that too.

                              I didn't join a squad once and this guy named Nardini took me into the back room and beat me with a sock of oranges.

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