Hot Shots!

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Hot Shots! movie poster.

Movie (1991)

Charlie Sheen (Lt. Sean "Topper" Harley)
Cary Elwes (Lt. Kent Gregory)
Valeria Golino (Ramada Thompson)
Lloyd Bridges (Admiral Thomas "Tug" Benson)

Parody of Top Gun in which a talented but unstable fighter pilot must overcome the ghosts of his father and save a mission sabotaged by greedy weapons manufacturers.

Also from this series:

Hot Shots! Part Deux

Folland Gnat T.1

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Hot-Shots Gnat TOff.jpg

Four aircraft were used but only two in flight due to accidents.

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Seen too on the patch worn by the crew.

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Folland Gnat F.1 (HF-24 Ajeet)

A single seat fighter variant, refused by the R.A.F., was eventually built by Hindustan Aircraft Industries under the name of HF-24 Ajeet. One of them was used for some ground scenes.

Folland Gnat F.1 in the background with its shorter canopy.

SIAI-Marchetti S-211

The plane on the left.

SIAI-Marchetti S-211, reg. N852TC.

The upper aircraft, already banking.

SIAI-Marchetti S-211, reg. N852TC.

Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter

Northrop F.5 Freedom Fighter, reg. N685TC.
Northrop F.5 Freedom Fighter, reg. N685TC.

The upper aircraft, banking with the white missiles. Compare its shape with the T-38 (next section).

Northrop F.5 Freedom Fighter, reg. N685TC.

Northrop T-38A Talon

Sometimes in black color to echo the villain of Top Gun ...

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The two nearest planes.

Sometimes seen in 'Agressor' paint scheme.

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Northrop T-38A Talon, reg. N638TC, one of the three used for the movie. Same aircraft in other works at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Military Fixed-Wing).

LoPresti Swift Fury

On the cover of this well known magazine (its July 1990 issue).

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Douglas DC-8-33

Registration N59AJ, c/n 45272/118 built in 1961. Former registration was PP-PDS.
Same aircraft seen in other movies - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.
A Tristar or a DC-10 is visible in the distance.

Douglas DC-8-33, c/n 45272/118, Reg. N59AJ

North American QF-100 Super Sabre

Models converted to unmanned radio-controlled Full Scale Aerial Target drone.

North American QF-100 Super Sabre with their red tails.
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McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II

In the bottom right corner.
McDonnell Douglas F-4D, 65-694.
McDonnell Douglas F-4D, 65-704.

Airbus A300 & Boeing 707-300

Behind a Folland Gnat T.1.

Boeing 727

Behind the HF-24 Ajeet, the rear view of a Boeing 727.

Bell UH-1 Iroquois

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Douglas A-4 Skyhawk

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Grumman F-14 Tomcat

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On the left with a LTV A-7 Corsair II on the right.

McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II

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Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II & Douglas AD-4 Skyraider

The two bottom images (under an unidentified and a Grumman F-14 Tomcat).

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Convair T-29

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Grumman A-6A Intruder

From Flight of the Intruder.

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Ling-Temco-Vought A-7 Corsair II

From Flight of the Intruder.

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Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King

From Flight of the Intruder.

Sea King in the background of a Grumman A-6 being loaded.

On the deck of the false CVN-81 (a décor built on a hillside overlooking the sea.).

Sea King on the left.

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