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Birds of Prey DVD cover.

TV Movie (1973)
German title : Duell der Helikopter

Starring:
David Janssen (Harry Walker)
Ralph Meeker (Jim McAndrew)
Elaine Heilveil (Teresa Jane)
Harry Klekas (Capt. Slater)
Sam Dawson (Inspector Sinclair)
Don Wilbanks (Trucker)

TV news helicopter pilot and World War 2 vet Harry Walker witnesses a bank robbery during which the thieves escape to a waiting getaway helicopter with a hostage. Determined to rescue her and stop the crooks, Harry ignores police warnings and pursues the villains doggedly with his Hughes 500 news chopper.

Curtiss TP-40N Warhawk

File footage of P-40s used during Harry's flashbacks, along with "dogfights" depicted with models, are from the 1942 movie Flying Tigers.

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The example being towed by Harry for the radio promotion is a rare TP-40N trainer variant.
Registration N923, s/n 44-47923.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Military Fixed-Wing).

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Hughes 500C

Harry's news chopper.
Reg. N9103F, c/n 52-0378S.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Rotary-Wing).

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Sud-Aviation 315B Lama

The robbers' helicopter.
Registration N13583, Serial 2261.

Reg. N13583 Sud-Aviation 315B Lama.

Piper Arrow

Used by McAndrew to fly to the abandoned airfield.
Reg. N1...

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Cessna TU206A

The robbers' getaway plane at the abandoned airfield.
Reg. N4888F Cessna TU206A Turbo Super Skywagon c/n U206-0588 built in 1966.

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