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Quebec title : L'Escadron Red Tails
Nate Parker (Capt. Marty 'Easy' Julian)
David Oyelowo (1st Lt. Joe 'Lightning' Little)
Cuba Gooding Jr. (Maj. Emanuel Stance)
Terrence Howard (Col. A. J. Bullard)
A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.
- 1 Messerschmitt Bf 109 G
- 2 Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress
- 3 North American P-51C Mustang
- 4 Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
- 5 Various Aircraft (Identification Chart)
- 6 Douglas C-47A Skytrain
- 7 Junkers Ju 87 B Stuka
- 8 General's office
- 9 North American P-51D Mustang
- 10 Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress
- 11 Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe
- 12 North American P-51D Mustang
- 13 See also
Used throughout the whole movie by the German Luftwaffe.
Seen in several shots.
Seen during the opening battle used as fighter escort for the B-17s.
Flown by the Tuskegee Airmen during the first half of the movie. The CGI and mock-up planes are the P-40E whereas the real planes seen in the movie are P-40N. The latter was also used as a stand-in for the P-40E in the movie Pearl Harbor.
Various Aircraft (Identification Chart)
On the right.
Code 2100884 corresponds to registration N147DC, c/n 19347 built in 1943. Operated by Aces High and based in England.
Same aircraft in other works at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Military Fixed-Wing).
Model of a Handley Page HP.52 Hampden and an unknown aircraft.
Model of a Bristol 156 Beaufighter and an unknown aircraft.
Requested by Colonel Bullard and used during the second half of the movie as the replacement for the older P-40s.
Most B-17s are the G-Model. They are seen camouflaged, but also in a bright aluminum-finish.
Used by the Luftwaffe during the final battle. The Messerschmitt Me 262 was never used in such large numbers as seen in the movie.
And no one got a yellow nose nor a swatiska on a yellow tail !
Several non-Red Tails Mustangs seen in the final shots of the film.
Rightmost is P-51D-5-NA Fool's Paradise IV, serial 44-13309.
P-51D-5-NA Horses Itch, serial 44-13518.