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The Aviator movie poster.

Movie (2004)

Starring:
Leonardo DiCaprio (Howard Hughes)
Cate Blanchett (Katharine Hepburn)
Kate Beckinsale (Ava Gardner)
John C. Reilly (Noah Dietrich)
Alec Baldwin (Juan Trippe)
Alan Alda (Senator Ralph Owen Brewster)

A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career, from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s.

Boeing Model 100

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Same airplane modified as a monoplane.

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Fokker D.VII

Some replicas and scale models used in flight scenes.

Fokker D.VII replica.
Fokker D.VII replica.
Fokker D.VII scale model.

The black scenes of those of the Howard Hughes' movie Hell's Angels.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Real Fokker D.VII with Wichita Fokker in the background.
Real Fokker D.VII with Wichita Fokker in the background.

Zeppelin R Class

Scale model of nine meters long. Worn the code L 32 of LZ 74, a R Class Zeppelin shot down over Essex on 24 September 1916.
Same footage used in Hell's Angels. Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

LZ 74, a Zeppelin R Class, reg. L 32.

Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5

Some replicas and scale models used in flght scenes.

Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 replica.
Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 replica.
Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 replica.
Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 replica.

Airco DH.4

Usually named by error de Havilland DH4. Scale model from Aero Telemetry.

Airco DH.4 scale model.

Sikorsky S-29A

Scale model from Aero Telemetry. Standing for a German bomber Gotha G.IV in this scene.

Sikorsky S-29 scale model.
Sikorsky S-29 scale model.
Sikorsky S-29 scale model.
Sikorsky S-29 scale model.

Sikorsky S-38

Replica made in 2000, but a static scale model from Aero Telemetry was also used in some scenes of the film.

Reg. N28V Sikorsky S-38 replica.
Reg. N28V Sikorsky S-38 scale model.
Reg. N28V Sikorsky S-38 replica.
Reg. N28V Sikorsky S-38 replica.
Reg. N28V Sikorsky S-38 replica.

Hughes XF-11

Scale model from Aero Telemetry.
First flight of Hughes XF-11 (USAAF serial 44-70155).

Hughes XF-11 scale model.
Hughes XF-11 scale model.
Hughes XF-11 scale model.
Hughes XF-11 scale model.
Hughes XF-11 scale model.

Hughes H-1 Racer

Scale model from the Aero Telemetry team. A replica registered NX258Y, built by James Wright in 2002 was originally slated for use in the film, but was completely destroyed in August 2003, and Wright was killed in this accident.

Reg. NR258Y Hughes H-1 scale model.
Reg. NR258Y Hughes H-1 scale model.
Reg. NR258Y Hughes H-1 scale model.
Reg. NR258Y Hughes H-1 scale model.
Reg. NR258Y Hughes H-1 scale model.

Lockheed Model 18 Lodestar

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Hughes H-4 Hercules Spruce Goose

Scale model from Aero Telemetry.

Hughes H-4 Hercules scale model.
Hughes H-4 Hercules scale model.
Hughes H-4 Hercules scale model.
Hughes H-4 Hercules scale model.
Hughes H-4 Hercules scale model.

Lockheed L-049 Constellation

The L-049 Constellation, born on TWA’s requirements at the instigation of its major stockholder at this time: Howard Hughes.

Lockheed L-049 Constellation scale model.

Lockheed L-1049H-82 Super Constellation

Registration N6937C, c/n 4830 built in 1959. Duplicated with CGI, but this surviving Constellation owned by the National Airline History Museum in Kansas was used in filming. Same aircraft in other works at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Civil Fixed-Wing).

Reg. N6937C Lockheed L-1049H-82 Super Constellation of TWA-Trans World Airlines.
Reg. N6937C Lockheed L-1049H-82 Super Constellation of TWA-Trans World Airlines.


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