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Red Tails theatrical movie poster.

Movie (2012)
Quebec title : L'Escadron Red Tails

Starring:
Nate Parker (Capt. Marty 'Easy' Julian)
David Oyelowo (1st Lt. Joe 'Lightning' Little)
Cuba Gooding Jr. (Maj. Emanuel Stance)
Terrence Howard (Col. A. J. Bullard)

(Synopsis needed)


Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

Flown by the Tuskeegee Airmen during the first half of the movie. The CGI and mock-up planes are the P-40E whereas the real planes seen in the movie are P-40N. The latter was also used as a stand-in for the P-40E in the movie Pearl Harbor.

RT P-40 0h3mn53.JPG
RT P-40 0h11mn15.JPG

North American P-51C Mustang

Seen during the opening battle used as fighter escort for the B-17s.

RT P-51C 0h0mn28.JPG
RT P-51C 0h0mn34.JPG

North American P-51D Mustang

Resquested by Colonel Bullard and used during the second half of the movie as the replacement for the older P-40s.

RT P-51D 1h54mn.JPG

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G

Used throughout the whole movie by the German Luftwaffe.

G-6 (or later model) with the Rüstsätze R6 (20 mm cannon underwing gondola).
RT Bf109G6-R6 0h34mn44.JPG

Junkers Ju 87 B Stuka

RedTails Ju-87B.png

Various Aircraft (Identification Chart)

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Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe

Used by the Luftwaffe during the final battle. The Me 262 was never used in such large numbers as seen in the movie.

RT Me-262 1h48mn56.JPG
The four 30mm cannon of the Schwalbe in action during a face to face fighting. The american pilot is several times hit by these deadly weapons but doesn't died !

Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress

Seen in several shots.

RT B-17F 0h00mn49.JPG
RT B-17 1h06mn45.JPG

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress

Most B-17s are the G-Model. They are seen camouflaged, but also in a bright aluminum-finish.

RT B-17G 1h42mn47.JPG
Worn a mix of 2nd Bombardment Group and 99th Bombardment Group tail code.

Douglas C-47 Skytrain

On the left.

RedTails C-47.png


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