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French title : Pilote du diable
Humphrey Bogart (Lt. Col. Matthew "Matt" Brennan)
Eleanor Parker (Joan "Jo" Holloway)
Raymond Massey (Leland Willis)
Richard Whorf (Carl Troxell)
Matt, a former B-17 captain, is now instructor in his own flying school. But a student breaks his only plane. Then, he meets Jo, a former WAAF he loved in England in 1944; as secretary of the CEO of the Willis Aircraft Corporation, she gives him the chance to become the test pilot of the newest rocket plane.
- 1 Willis JA-3 (fictional aircraft)
- 2 North American F-86 Sabre
- 3 Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress
- 4 Messerschmitt Bf 109
- 5 Focke-Wulfe Fw 190A
- 6 Supermarine Spitfire
- 7 Messerschmitt Me 163 B-1 Komet
- 8 Hawker Hurricane
- 9 Stinson Flying Station Wagon
- 10 Douglas C-47 Skytrain
- 11 Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star
- 12 Sikorsky VS-44
- 13 Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
- 14 Douglas DC-4
- 15 Lockheed L-649 Constellation
- 16 See also
Fictionnal rocket plane seen through a model...
or through non flyable mock (built from a P-39).
This fictionnal aircraft has an escape crew capsule, something rarely seen in aviation (and never at the time of the movie).
Seen from the soil and playing the flying JA-3.
Later, graveyard of Flying Fortresses (scene taken from the 1946 movie The Best Years of Our Lives).
A glimpse showing an exploding Bf 109.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.
Several scenes displaying glimpses of the german rocket fighter.
On the wall, a poster of Churchill with the slogan : let us go forward together.
This displaying tanks and Hawker Hurricanes.
According Wikipedia, the Stinson Flying Station Wagon is a derivative of the Stinson 108.
Last check is done on FT-500 and FT-508.
A desk model.
By position on wings to the fuselage, very likely a B-17 on the poster, at left.
In the background, a Douglas airliner. A DC-4 would match quite well.
And now, a Lockheed Constellation of Eastern Air Lines, then should be a L-649.