Pearl Harbor

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Pearl Harbor DVD cover.

Movie (2001)

Ben Affleck (Capt. Rafe McCawley)
Josh Hartnett (Capt. Danny Walker)
Kate Beckinsale (Nurse Lt. Evelyn Johnson)
Cuba Gooding, Jr. (Petty Officer 2nd Class Dorie Miller)

How some young American pilots are facing the beginnings of World War II until April 24th, 1942 and the Doolittle Raid.

Messerschmitt Bf 110 & Supermarine Spitfire

Aircraft from same footage seen in Reach for the Sky and in Airplane! - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

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Supermarine Spitfire V

From left to right :
RF°M, AR3185 : MK.Vb (real serial : EP120);
RF°T, AR654 : MK.VIIIc (MV154);
RF°C, AR352 : MK.Vb (BM597);
RF°Y, AR4474 : MK.Vc (AR501 -could be seen too in other movies as put at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Military Fixed-Wing)).

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Supermarine Spitfire MK.Vb
Supermarine Spitfire MK.Vc

An interresting spot with two aircraft wearing the code RF°M. In the foreground, it's EP120 The second RF°M is a mock up.

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Hawker Sea Hurricane Mk.Ib

G-BKTH was already seen -only on the ground- in Battle of Britain in the far background, as at that time it was unflyable. Wearing a Fleet Air Arm paint scheme with the 7°L code (880 Royal Naval Air Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, HMS Indomitable 1942), it can be only quickly seen in the background. Of course, this is anachronistic !

Hawker Sea Hurricane Mk.Ib
Hawker Sea Hurricane Mk.Ib

Hawker Hurricane Mk.XIIb

Built in 1943 (c/n 72036), it was bought by The Fighter Collection of Duxford, in 1983. Put again in flyable status in 1989 and wearing the code XR°T.

Hawker Hurricane XIIb, c/n 72036.

Messerschmitt Bf 109

Flown by the Luftwaffe during the battle of Britain; archive footage with a later version (F or G).

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Hispano HA-1112-M1L Buchon

Aircraft (c/n C.4K-77, registered NX700E) of the Planes of Fames Museum, Chino, CA.

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Same aircraft with the engine cowling paint differently.

Heinkel He 111 H

Flown by the Luftwaffe during the battle of Britain; archive footage.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

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And Computer Generated Image (CGI).

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In the background, a model probably wearing the colors of the 103rd Aero Squadron (we can guess a indian face invisible on this screenshot).

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Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

Is seen frequently through the movie, being flown by the US Army Air Corps. Two of them manage to get airborne during the attack. Four P-40s were used during the filming, one P-40E and three P-40N. The P-40E and one of the P-40Ns used in the movie belong to the Warhawk Air Museum in Nampa, Idaho. Pictures at Van Nuys Airport.

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Douglas C-47A-65

Seen in some background shots. The same nose number is worn by another DC-3 later... (look at the dedicated section).

Douglas C-47A-65, c/n 18949, s/n 42-100486, N99131.
Douglas C-47A-65, c/n 18949, s/n 42-100486, N99131.

At Van Nuys Airport.

Douglas C-47A-65, c/n 18949, s/n 42-100486, N99131.

Mitsubishi A6M5-52 Zero

Mitsubishi A6M5-52 Reisen (c/n 5357, N46770) - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Mitsubishi A6M5-52 Reisen
Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero wearing "61-120 " of kokutai 261, as during the wartime.
Mitsubishi A6M5-52 Reisen

Mitsubishi A6M3-22 Zero

One aircraft built during WW2 and the another one built in Russia in 1997. Both have P&W engines. Most of the Zeroes depicted in the film are bearing the black/dark green livery of the Imperial Japanese Navy. The real Zeroes from the Akagi that participated in the actual attack on Pearl Harbor were painted a very pale lime-green/gray.

A6M3-22 (c/n 3869, N712Z) and post war A6M3 (N553TT).
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North American AT-6D Texan (as Nakajima B5N)

Two AT-6D/SNJ-5 and one Harvard Mk IV were modified for Tora! Tora! Tora! and re-used in 2001 - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

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AI-356, AT-6D/SNJ-5 (s/n 42-84905/BuNo 8487, N3725G).
AI-356, AT-6D/SNJ-5 (s/n 42-84905/BuNo 8487, N3725G), AI-302 and AI-312.

Vultee BT-13 Valiant (as Aichi D3A)

The great dilemna of IMPDB : you see an Aichi D3A but it's a Vultee BT-13/15... Three of them were converted to play in Tora! Tora! Tora! - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

BT-13A (s/n 41-22578, N56336) or BT-13A (s/n 41-11297 N67208) acting as a Aichi D3A.
Vultee BT-15 (s/n 42-42171, N67629) acting as an Aichi D3A of the Akagi aircraft carrier.
Vultee BT-15 acting as an Aichi D3A of the Akagi aircraft carrier.

Douglas DC-3

A derelict DC-3 was bought and used for this single action in which it was totally destroy. Registration N36.

The single spot with the Douglas DC-3 N36.

Douglas DC-3-G102A

Registration N26MA, c/n 2169 owned by Paralift Inc.
Same aircraft used in other movies; look at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Douglas DC-3-G102A (c/n 2169, N26MA).

Douglas DC-3-202A

Douglas DC-3-202A (c/n 2236, N20TW).

Consolidated B-24 Liberator

Another wartime footage to transition between Pearl Harbor and Doolittle's raid preparations.

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North American B-25 J Mitchell

Is seen in the second half of the movie for the Doolittle Raid. Four Mitchells were used, although the Raiders flew the B-25B and not, as shown, the B-25J - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Wearing the serial 02261, it's North American B-25 J, s/n 44-30423, N3675G
Wearing the serial 02261, it's North American B-25 J, s/n 44-30423, N3675G
First in the row and with the serial 02303, "Whirling Dervish" is a North American B-25 J, s/n 43-28204, N9856C

The USS Constellation (CV-64) is used as a stand-in for the USS Hornet (CV-8) during the takeoff scenes for the Doolittle Raid.

Wearing the serial 02267, it's North American B-25 J, s/n 44-29199, N9117Z

Unidentified Blimp

As Col. J. Doolittle starts to train the B-25's crew, a travelling displays a blimp.

A Blimp is visible in the distance, at far right.
A more visible piece behind Doolittle.

Boeing-Stearman N2S-1

Boeing-Stearman N2S-1, c/n 751335, N61445.
Boeing-Stearman N2S-1, c/n 751335, N61445.

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