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The Aircraft-Spotter's Film and Television Companion

Simon D. Beck (author)

ISBN: 9781476663494

Publication Date: May 2016

Format: Paperback

Ever wondered how many planes were converted into Japanese Zeroes and torpedo bombers for Tora! Tora! Tora! or how French Gazelle helicopters were modified for the title role in Blue Thunder? This first of its kind reference book lists aircraft featured in 350 films and television shows, providing brief individual histories, film locations, serial numbers and registrations.
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Ever wondered how many planes were converted into Japanese Zeroes and torpedo bombers for Tora! Tora! Tora! or how French Gazelle helicopters were modified for the title role in Blue Thunder? This first of its kind reference book lists aircraft featured in 350 films and television shows, providing brief individual histories, film locations, serial numbers and registrations. Aircraft are cross-referenced by manufacturer. Appendices provide brief bios on pilots and technicians, information on aircraft collections owned by Tallmanz Aviation and Blue Max Aviation and film credits for U.S. aircraft carriers.

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"Whatever you fancy, this book will answer the questions you have always had, but were resigned to never finding out!... So next time you pull up a couch and settle in to watch your favourite aviation themed movie, make sure you have a copy of this book handy!" - Classic Wings, Vol. 22, No. 4, Issue 102
Illustrations 95 illustrations
Page Num 277
Dimensions 254 x 178
Pub Date 30 May 2016
Publisher McFarland
Subject/s Films, cinema   Television   Aerospace & aviation technology  
Simon Beck has had a lift long passion for aviation and cinema history having written several articles on film aviation. He currently works in the television industry and lives in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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