The Hunt for Red October

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Movie (1990)

Sean Connery (Capt. Marko Ramius)
Alec Baldwin (Jack Ryan)
Scott Glenn (Cdr. Bart Mancuso)
Sam Neill (Capt. Vasily Borodin)
James Earl Jones (Vice Admiral James Greer)
Courtney B. Vance (Sonar Technician 2nd Class Jones)
Tim Curry (Dr. Petrov)

In 1984, the USSR's best submarine captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the USA. Is he trying to defect, or to start a war?

Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King

Jack Ryan uses this to get from the carrier USS Enterprise to the submarine USS Dallas.

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Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye

Jack Ryan lands on the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) in this.

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Tupolev Tu-95

This sends a torpedo after the Red October.
A loosely model mainly by the landing gear housing pointing downwards.

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Grumman F-14 Tomcat

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One of these also crash lands on the USS Enterprise (CVN-65)'s flight deck.

Grumman F9F-5 Panther

However, the footage of the airplane crash is really that of a 1951 Grumman F9F mishap aboard the USS Midway (CV-41). Commander George Chamberlain Duncan attempted a landing but hit the deck's edge on 23rd June 1951. The pilot suffered only burns.
Action is seen from the command post through a TV screen : first a F-14 ; then we heard "Eject ! Eject!" in background phones and see stupendous faces of officiers; eventually the F9F Panther with its wingtip tank.
Same aircraft (BuNo 125228 Grumman F9F-5 Panther) in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

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Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawk

When the US Navy picks up the Red October's crew, this drops a torpedo into the water, which is detonated before it can hit the Red October (as part of the charade allowing Ramius to secretly defect with the submarine)

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Lockheed S-3B Viking

Behind the Sea King

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