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Reach for the Sky, Movie, 1956 IMDB

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Also known as:

  • Allen Gewalten zum Trotz (Germany)
  • Flickflack auf dem Schwebebalken (Germany)
  • Himmelhunden (Denmark)
  • Lentäjäsankari (Finland)
  • Vainqueur du ciel (France)
  • Bader il pilota (Italy)
  • Han gav sig aldrig (Sweden)

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sixcyl FR

2008-05-05 09:05

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This film actually reminds me the 1/72th Airfix kit "Refuelling set" I'have had when I was kid :)

This film is very interesting for all the vehicles and airplanes acting in it, and seems very accurate on all the details, without any anachronism... just some airbattles are actually using model airplanes, alterning with real airplanes scenes and historical footages.

Nice shots of airplanes, dedicated to all the fans (Alex..etc..)
Visible at:
http://www.impdb.org/index.php?title=Reach_for_the_Sky

At least, and as usual to not disappoint you, some other kind of birds ;)
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-- Last edit: 2011-04-05 23:20:07

chris40 UK

2008-05-05 12:07

The radial-engined biplane that Bader crashed was a Bristol Bulldog, as is the 'un-crashed' trainer shown here (the crashed one was probably made for movie, even in 1956 nobody was likely to wreck a Bulldog for a movie). Jean-Marc, you're right about the Avro 504, but your 'light bomber' looks a lot like a Me110 to me ... like you, I'm impressed by the authenticity of this movie.

sixcyl FR

2008-05-05 19:08

Me-110?..you maybe right Chris

wrenchhead US

2008-05-05 19:33

Nice plane captures Sixcyl.

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