Jet Pilot

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movie poster of Jet Pilot.

Movie (1957)
French title : Les espions s'amusent

John Wayne (Col Shannon)
Janet Leigh (Anna)

Air Force Colonel Shannon is assigned to escort defecting Soviet pilot Anna. He falls in love with her, but she is scheming to lure him back to the USSR. But Shannon has a scheme of his own.

Boeing B-29 Superfortress

Boeing B-29 from the 22nd BG (in the background).

Boeing EB-50A Superfortress

The mothership will be seen again in The Right Stuff - look at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

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Boeing EB-50A (s/n 46-0006).
Boeing EB-50A (s/n 46-0006).

Bell X-1

"Glamorous Glennis" made her last flight (with Chuck Yeager at the controls) for this movie on May 12th, 1950.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Bell-XS-1 (s/n 46-062)
Bell-XS-1 (s/n 46-062)
Bell-XS-1 (s/n 46-062)
Bell-XS-1 (s/n 46-062)

Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star

A T-33 wearing a 6 red is playing a "Yak 12 which looks like a T-33" as said the pilot to Colonel Shannon (as John Wayne is named).

JP T-33 5mn29.JPG

Later seen weathered with a 2 red on a different paint scheme.

JP T-33 .JPG
JP nT-33.jpg

Note the two machine guns. Usually T-33s didn't have nose armament and P-80s did have a set of six.

JP nT-33b.jpg

Northrop F-89A Scorpion

Northrop F-89A Scorpion (s/n 49-2436).
Northrop F-89A Scorpion (s/n 49-2436).
Northrop F-89A Scorpion (s/n 49-2436).

The prototype XF-89 can be seen by short sequences.

XF-89 is painted in full black for the movie.

Lockheed F-94A Starfire

Lockheed F-94A-1-LO (s/n 49-2479A).

North American T-6 Texan

A T-6 is visible in the background.

Douglas C-47

A C-47 (behind the red cover of a T-6) is visible in the background.

Convair B-36B Peacemaker

Convair B-36B-15-CF Peacemaker (s/n 49-2065), 8th Air Force.
JP B-36B 34mn39.JPG

North American F-86A-5 Sabre

F-86 of 94th Fighter Interceptor Squadron "Hat in the Ring".
Note the gun muzzle hidden by a metal cover.
A fire sequence shows the mecanism moving.
F-86A-5, FU-197, s/n 48-197 with its two parts front glass.

Acting too a (Soviet ?) fighter (no national markings but a red vertical stabilzator painted with some pale blue trying to modify the shape).

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