Test Pilot

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Test Pilot movie poster.

Movie (1938)
French title : Pilote d'essai

Clark Gable (Jim Lane)
Myrna Loy (Ann Barton)
Spencer Tracy (Gunner Morris)
Lionel Barrymore (Mr Drake)


Seversky SEV-S2

Actually registered NR70Y (or NR70V ?) but wearing NR23655.

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Some shots were filmed with a replica later used again for Never So Few.

Luscombe 8

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Ryan ST-A

Reg. NC16039, Ryan ST-A c/n 128.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

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Douglas DC-3A-197

Reg. NC18111 Douglas DC-3A-197 of United Air Lines, c/n 1983 (built in 1935).

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Wright Flyer

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Northrop A-17 Nomad

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Consolidated PBY Catalina

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Boeing 247

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Boeing 100

Reg. NR873H, one of the four civil version of the Boeing F4B-1 (itself the Navy's version of the P-12).

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Unidentified Aircraft

Looks like a Curtiss Hawk II.

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Marcoux-Bromberg Special R-3

With #7, it was registered NR32727.

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Keith-Rider R4 Firecracker

Reg. NX261Y and wearing N°70.

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Keith-Rider R3

Reg. NR14215 with the race number 4.

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Unidentified Aircraft

This racer, # 12, despite seen with the registration NR28555, is not the Luscombe 8A built in 1940 ! So what ?

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Fairchild 24

This is a radial powered Fairchild 24 but I'm unable to say if it's a Fairchild 24-C8C or a Fairchild 24W.

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Northrop A-17A Nomad

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Beechcraft 18

In the center.
At left, a Boeing Y1B-17 Flying Fortress then a Northrop A-17; at right, probably a Douglas B-18 Bolo.
Seen at Los Angeles Metropolitan Airport (Van Nuys Airport nowadays).

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Boeing Y1B-17 Flying Fortress

Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

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At least six others serials are visible (52, 62, 63, 80, 81, 82).

Douglas B-18A Bolo

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