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.
"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
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.