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The Great Waldo Pepper, Movie, 1975 IMDB

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Also known as:

  • Tollkühne Flieger (Germany)
  • La kermesse des aigles (France)

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sixcyl FR

2008-02-17 12:28


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Good film.

Most of this work concerned Int.Movie Aircraft Data Base rather than IMCDB ... but I won't complain ;)

Other kind of nice birds
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Alexander DE

2008-02-17 21:07


sixcyl wrote [Image: avionaamx5.8335.jpg]

A Lockheed 8C Sirius, as far as I can see.

Most, if not all, planes used in this film were either replicas or modifications using existing planes.

sixcyl wrote [Image: avionbhmc2.4610.jpg]

It is a Standard J-1.

sixcyl wrote [Image: avioncbbx1.th.jpg]

A Curtiss JN-4 'Jenny'.

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For the crash scenes a modified de Havilland DH 82A Tiger Moth replaced the Curtiss.

sixcyl wrote [Image: aviondduf6.331.jpg]

It is a Bücker Bü 133 Jungmeister with an engine modification, probably a Lycoming. The original radial engine would have looked better for a film playing in the 1920s.

sixcyl wrote [Image: avionfaeu9.th.jpg]

Another Curtiss JN-4 'Jenny'.

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Here the Standard and the Curtiss fly in formation. Nice to see how similar they are.

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Another Standard J-1.

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It is a modified de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk, first flown in 1946.

sixcyl wrote [Image: avionicii7.4419.jpg]

You are right, a replica of a Sopwith F.1 Camel. Seven originals have survived until today, none airworthy.

sixcyl wrote [Image: avionjehi5.4677.jpg]

Indeed a replica of the Fokker Dr. I Dreidecker. No original has survived.


sixcyl wrote Other kind of nice birds ...


Something for IM-nice birds-Db ... definitely your responsibility! ;)

sixcyl FR

2008-02-17 22:22


:king: Bravo Alex , for this expertise about all these planes! ... I'm really impressed!

58Roadmaster US

2008-02-17 22:27


Seeing that emoticon, sixcyl, I thought it was another of You-Know-Who's posts. In this case, however, the praise is well deserved!

DynaMike NL

2008-02-17 23:08


I think there was a Faller model of the Fokker driedekker (or was it really Dreidecker? Fokker was Dutch, but he left for Germany...?).

mike962 DE

2016-06-09 21:24


real stunt flying back in the days
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