Tora! Tora! Tora!
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Alternative English title : Tora! Tora! Tora!: The Attack on Pearl Harbor
Martin Balsam (Adm. Husband E. Kimmel)
Sô Yamamura (Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto)
Joseph Cotten (Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson)
Tatsuya Mihashi (Cmdr. Minoru Genda)
E.G. Marshall (Lt. Col. Rufus S. Bratton)
James Whitmore (Vice Adm. William F. 'Bull' Halsey Jr.)
A dramatization of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the series of American blunders that allowed it to happen.
- 1 North American T-6 Texan
- 2 Vultee BT-13 Valiant
- 3 Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
- 4 Boeing-Stearman Model 75
- 5 Boeing B-17F/G Flying Fortress (acting as B-17 Es)
- 6 Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk
- 7 Curtiss P-40 Mock
- 8 Vultee BT-15 Valiant (as Aichi D3A)
- 9 Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
- 10 Vought OS2U Kingfisher
- 11 Douglas A-20 Havoc
- 12 See also
Modified North American T-6 Texans used as stand-ins for the Japanese Mitsubishi A6M Zero.
Beside the T-6, modified Vultee BT-13 Valiants are also used as stand-ins for the Nakajima B5N "Kate" torpedo bombers. Look at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.
If most of the ships seen through the movie are models, take-offs were done from the USS Yorktown (CV-10) acting as one of the following Japanese carrier : Akagi, Hiryu, Kaga, Shokaku, Soryu and Zuikaku.
Fake registration (NC 34307).
To portray the then scarce B-17E, the makers of Tora! Tora! Tora! used later models of the B-17 modified to resemble the earlier model. These aircrafts include :
- B-17F 42-29782 now displayed at the Museum of Flight in Seattle as "Boeing Bee"; already seen in The Thousand Plane Raid and later in Memphis Belle.
- B-17G 44-83563 owned by the Wings of Eagles Museum in Santa Ana California as "Fuddy Duddy"; already seen in The War Lover.
- B-17G 44-85829 now flown by the Yankee Air Museum in Willow Run Michigan as "Yankee Lady". (same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Military Fixed-Wing).)
The two others (including Reg. N620L s/n 44-85840, lost with its crew on 12 July 1973) were used as fire fighting bombers and were lost in action during the seventies.
Two former RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force) privately own Curtiss P-40E's Kittyhawks were used for the dogfight.
Despite acting as Curtiss P-40 B/C which has a different shape, two dozens of mocks similar to the flyable aircraft were built with fiber glass (some powered in order to taxi). Of course, none of them could fly.
Registration N67629, c/n 42-42171. Same aircraft in other movie at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.
From a trailer found on the Patton DVD.
A 1:1 scale model.
This Havoc is in fact a accidented B-25, modified by addition of a single tail.