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Best Naval Aviation movies

Wait, what do you mean by "better special effects?"

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I was thinking in particular how they recycled footage from The Battle of Britain and Tora! Tora! Tora!, as well as stock footage, so one of the American dive bombers became a Heinkel He 111 right before it was shot down, Matt Garth's SBD Dauntless became an F9F Panther jet right before it crashed, American battleships can be seen at Midway, etc. Also, on one of the Japanese carriers (can't remember which one) several of the extras are shown moving around when they were supposed to be dead.
 

Randy Daytona

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Based up the St Nazair Raid along the Normandy Coast in 1942, the 1968 film Attack on the Iron Coast. The movie stars Lloyd Bridges - and the whole movie is on YouTube.

 
Hello! I'm a member and frequent poster over at BO.net, its mostly an Air Force crowd but I'm curious. Is anyone at North Island watching the filming of Top Gun 2? Gotta be somebody involved with making this movie around here.
 

Swanee

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Hello! I'm a member and frequent poster over at BO.net, its mostly an Air Force crowd but I'm curious. Is anyone at North Island watching the filming of Top Gun 2? Gotta be somebody involved with making this movie around here.
Base ops is more than just a repository for links to BASH and MSHARP?
 

Pags

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Hello! I'm a member and frequent poster over at BO.net, its mostly an Air Force crowd but I'm curious. Is anyone at North Island watching the filming of Top Gun 2? Gotta be somebody involved with making this movie around here.
Tom (Mr Cruise to you AF guys) came to us to crowd source the script. We put together a really good script that has plenty of footage of F-22s getting gunned by Hornets (it's relevant to the plot, don't worry). America's going to love it.
 

Renegade One

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I always thought the big gaping hole in WWII aviation flicks was one we could call "CACTUS" were it ever made...the several month campaign in the Solomons during the battle for Guadalcanal. A longer campaign about the length of the Battle of Britain. No chicks, tho...
 

Griz882

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I always thought the big gaping hole in WWII aviation flicks was one we could call "CACTUS" were it ever made...the several month campaign in the Solomons during the battle for Guadalcanal. A longer campaign about the length of the Battle of Britain. No chicks, tho...
We can always write a chick into the movie.
 

Griz882

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I always thought the big gaping hole in WWII aviation flicks was one we could call "CACTUS" were it ever made...the several month campaign in the Solomons during the battle for Guadalcanal. A longer campaign about the length of the Battle of Britain. No chicks, tho...
OK, I found the historical basis for the chicks...you start writing the screenplay!

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