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Classic Wings Magazine WWII Naval Aviation Research Pacific Luftwaffe Resource Center
When Hollywood Ruled The Skies - Volumes 1 through 4 by Bruce Oriss


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:56 am 
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Very interesting film

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5cqIT6 ... e=youtu.be

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:56 am 
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Thanks again Mark. Someone ID the planes. I got the b-24 and b-17 but not the others.
As I have said before when watching films of this era you can't help to notice there were no over weight people at that time. We have changed.


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tom roberts wrote:
Thanks again Mark. Someone ID the planes. I got the b-24 and b-17 but not the others.
As I have said before when watching films of this era you can't help to notice there were no over weight people at that time. We have changed.

This is what I got;
- Lockheed Hudson
- LB-30
- B-18 Bolo
- B-17C
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Looks like a lot of footage of the Maryland or West Virginia being moved to a dock, If the West Virginia this would place it in mid May 1942. The Maryland would have been the only other 16" gun armed battleship there at the time, but she left Pearl Harbor in December.... The second battleship with twin turrets could be the West Virginia, which would then place the time frame in mid-late December 1941 provided, of course, that the footage is all consecutive...
Did anyone catch the observation aircraft at the beginning? Looked like a biplane, maybe an SOC?


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Did anyone catch the observation aircraft at the beginning? Looked like a biplane, maybe an SOC?

It's a J2F Duck; note the center float is integrated with the fuselage:
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The Hudson's a Lodestar:
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Early B-24 with round cowls and dorsal turret:
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B-18:
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B-17C, I think (don't see any cowl flaps, but it's a bit blurry). Good color shots of the Hawaii camo scheme:
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great catch on the B-24 - I kept thinking something was not quite right there.

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Bizarre B-24A with the rear top turret. I've never seen this before. I saw a picture on the internet of a 1/144th Crown B-24J backdated to a B-24A (Like my "Ole 927" build) but had that turret installed where the tunnel gun would go. At the time I thought it wasn't correct but I guess I was mistaken. Crazy.

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Warbird Kid wrote:
Bizarre B-24A with the rear top turret. I've never seen this before. I saw a picture on the internet of a 1/144th Crown B-24J backdated to a B-24A (Like my "Ole 927" build) but had that turret installed where the tunnel gun would go. At the time I thought it wasn't correct but I guess I was mistaken. Crazy.


It's an LB-30. British contact aircraft fitted with a Martin upper turret, twin manual .50 cals in the tail, .50 cal nose, waist and tunnel guns.


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