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Vince_M
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« on: December 11, 2008, 11:26:34 PM »

I saw the ads for the new Tom Cruise film, Valkyrie, and I saw a short bit obviously from North Africa.
The planes had red spinners... so I did a little hunting and discovered that there were two P-40s used in the filming of the N. Africa scenes!
Steve Hinton and his brother, John, did the flying out in California.

I hope the scenes are good ones!

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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2008, 04:43:52 AM »

I saw another preview last night on TV.
There was another short glimpse of a P-40 with guns blazing in the commercial.
It appeared to be a shark-mouth paint scheme, perhaps like 112 Squadron RAF.

I will try to find it on youtube or somewhere and post the link...
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2009, 11:06:20 AM »

I've seen the movie and it's not bad.
The P-40 attack scene is right at the beginning of the film.
The shots are generally quick and from a distance.
However, it is so nice to see the Warhawk getting some screen time again ( and really blowing the heck out of the Germans) !!!!
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2009, 05:05:07 AM »

One of the P-40s used in the movie is based at the Planes of Fame museum in Chino, CA.  It's an 'N' model that was painted in a North African scheme that appears loosely based on 112 Sqn.  Here are a couple photographs of the plane, still retaining the markings:




More on the event surrounding the photographs later...

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