Iron Eagle

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Iron Eagle theatrical poster.

Movie (1986)

Louis Gossett, Jr. (Col. Charles "Chappy" Sinclair)
Jason Gedrick (Doug Masters)
David Suchet (Col. Akir Nakesh)
Larry B. Scott (Reggie)
Caroline Lagerfelt (Elizabeth Masters)

When a U.S. Air Force Colonel is taken hostage by a foreign power, his son, a USAF Academy hopeful, takes extreme measures to rescue his father.

Also from this series:

Iron Eagle II
Aces: Iron Eagle III
Iron Eagle IV

General Dynamics F-16A Netz

The star of the film is the F-16 interceptor, seen throughout the movie in a variety of roles and situations. Although portrayed as USAF aircraft, they are actually Israeli Air Force.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

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IAI Kfir

Described in the film as MiG-23 aircraft, they are actualy Kfirs of the Israeli Air Force.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

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Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star

Seen in the background of the 'U.S. Air Base'.


Cessna A150M Aerobat

Used by Doug in a cross-country race against a high school nemesis. Registration N9828J, Serial 0637. Same aircraft in other works at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Civil Fixed-Wing).

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Bellanca 7GCBC Citabria

One of the chaser planes of the Eagles Flying Club. Registration N1230E, although no records found.

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Piper PA-38 Tomahawk

The other chaser aircraft.

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General Dynamics F-16B Netz

Two seat trainer version of the first one. Doug uses this model to rescue his father.

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Boeing KC-707-3J6C Saknai

Used to refuel the F-16s for their journey to the 'Middle Eastern Bloc'.

This aircraft features USAF insignia as well.

Bell AH-1 Tzefa

Again, Israeli Air Force, attack helicopters.


Boeing 707 (Boeing VC-137)

Although portraying the VIP aircraft of the USAF, it is actually a mocked up Boeing 707.


Lockheed C-130 Hercules

On the ramp in the background.


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