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06-12-2004, 08:45 AM
Hi all,
I'm looking for movies that have dogfight/air combat action in them.
I can think of:

The Memphis Belle
Empire of the Sun
Pearl Harbor

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06-12-2004, 08:45 AM
Hi all,
I'm looking for movies that have dogfight/air combat action in them.
I can think of:

The Memphis Belle
Empire of the Sun
Pearl Harbor

please add, thanks http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif


06-12-2004, 08:54 AM
Some other titles I just found:

633 Squadron


06-12-2004, 08:54 AM
Black Sheep Squadron. It's a TV Series though.

Oh, there are no fighter pilots down in hell...
Oh, there are no fighter pilots down in hell...
The whole damn place is full of queers, navigators, and bombadiers...
Oh, there are no fighter pilots down in hell...

06-12-2004, 08:57 AM
12 o'clock High
Bridges at Toko-Ri
Pearl Harbor
Longest Day (Don't call me Pips! hehe)
Top Gun
Behind Enemy Lines
Flying Lethernecks

many more, but thats a few


06-12-2004, 08:59 AM
Sorry, missed the WWII thing...

06-12-2004, 09:38 AM
The Battle of Britain
The Battle of Midway

Tons of air combat in these two.



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06-12-2004, 09:57 AM
Dark Blue World



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06-12-2004, 10:11 AM
Mosquito Squadron
A Bridge To Far < a classic


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06-12-2004, 12:02 PM
did someone mention "12 o'clock high" that B-17 classic using archive footage of P-47'S and spitfires shooting up the US bombers over germany.

06-12-2004, 12:30 PM
1. The Dam Busters

2. Reach for the Sky

06-12-2004, 02:21 PM
Angels One Five (BoB)

Appointment in London (Lancasters)

Ships With Wings (Suicide Squadron US title)(Fleet Air Arm)

One of Our Aircraft is Missing (Wellington)

The 49th Parallel (Hudsons)

06-12-2004, 04:32 PM
Awesome, thanks all.

edit: how you like the new sig by the way?


06-12-2004, 06:12 PM
Try "Aces High". U wont't regreat it. The best(?) WW1 air combat film. Mine choice in top 5 air combat films. Try find some of those titles on http://www.allmovie.com/. I'm however fun of this films also http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

06-12-2004, 06:16 PM
About new sig, just do not press that button, Maybe it's purpose is to bail-out ... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/53.gif.

06-12-2004, 07:09 PM
why would spits and jugs shoot b-17s?

Ya sizhu i smotru chuzhoya neba iz chuzhoya okna, i ne vidyem ne odnoi znakom iz zvezdiy,ya hodil po vsyem dorogo iz tuda i suda, a vernusya i ne smog, razgredyet sledi, no isli yest karmane pachka sigaret nachat vsye ne tak uzh plocha na syevodnachniy dyen-Victor Tsoi, Kino (Gruppa Krovi)

06-12-2004, 08:50 PM
some screenies from dark blue world

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06-12-2004, 08:54 PM
Don't forget the DVD series about British pilots , it's a must buy

Piece of Cake

Lot's of great shots of spits in battle.

6 episode DVD can be bought on Amazon.com

06-12-2004, 08:54 PM
Wings. (It's a silent B&W from 1927 about WWI pilots. It took the very first Best Picture Oscar. Just got it at a garage sale for two bucks. Neat. And a bit weird. But some amazing dogfight action with pretty wild effects and nasty death scenes of pilots getting shot up in their planes.)

Battle of Britain.

"Official Lancaster whiner"

06-12-2004, 09:40 PM
Dark Blue World...

They used that spanish flying #$?!* (no ofenses spaniards http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif), the Revi gunsight was in the wrong side (left instead of right) and they keep mixing and changing planes, MkV-I with MkIX, all the time. When Franta land to save his friend it was a MkV-I, when they are flying it turns into a MkIX, and so on.
Nevertheless very well done battle scenes, better than Pearl Harbor. Liked it.
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I would add Blue Max to the list.

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06-12-2004, 09:50 PM
The Battle of Britain. Period.

Everything else pales by comparison, except maybe "Flying Leathernecks." http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Saw the BoB DVD on sale at Borders yesterday for $9.99.


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06-12-2004, 09:59 PM
Not exactly a typical WW2 movie, but Catch-22 has some great footage of B-25 Mitchells.

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06-13-2004, 01:33 AM
Whew, nice list, thanks all.
These are the ones I just ordered online:

Memphis Belle
Tora Tora Tora
Bridges at Toko-Ri
12 O'clock High
Dark Blue World

That should hold me over for a while http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


06-15-2004, 02:11 AM
actually the reason why the Hispano merlin powered 109's feature so much in DBW is they used a lot of previously unused left over footage from "Battle of Britain"

06-15-2004, 07:31 AM
Hope you like "Bridges at Toko Ri". My dad's fighter squadron, VF-52, helped make that movie, just before they went to Korea! It is by far, one of the most realistic flying flicks I've ever seen.

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06-23-2004, 03:21 PM
great thread!

06-23-2004, 03:33 PM
You should also try this site http://www.militaryvideo.com/store/store.cfm forrelease Military videos made by the military.



06-23-2004, 04:27 PM


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