History Film / RedTails

10th Jun '16 4:28:32 PM Ambaryerno
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** Ironically averted one of the times it ''should'' have happened: [[spoiler: when Lightning is killed by Pretty Boy, he's taking 30mm autocannon shells right in his cockpit. These were shells the size of milk bottles loaded with high-explosives. Lightning's plane would have been ''blown apart'' by a direct hit.]]
10th Apr '16 12:09:45 PM StarSword
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** A bomber officer warns the fighter pilots about the new jet fighters the Germans are beginning to field late in the movie.

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** A bomber officer warns the fighter pilots about the new jet fighters the Germans are beginning to field late in the movie. Pretty Boy turns up leading a squadron of Me-262s during the final dogfight sequence.



** The real Me-262 carried four 30mm Mk-108 cannons. [[spoiler:Lightning's death getting riddled with small-caliber bullets]] would realistically have looked more like a gigantic fireball caused by the hail of 330-gram explosive-incendiary bullets blowing his engine to bits.

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** The real Me-262 carried four 30mm Mk-108 cannons. [[spoiler:Lightning's death getting riddled with small-caliber bullets]] would realistically have looked more like a gigantic fireball caused by the hail of 330-gram explosive-incendiary bullets blowing his engine to bits. See RuleOfDrama: the imagery of him bleeding out in his cockpit as he spirals to a crash has more impact.



* NobodyEverComplainedBefore: Evidently, it never occurred to at least one member of the white bomber crews that black people took offense to the expression "Colored People."

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* NobodyEverComplainedBefore: Evidently, it never occurred to at least one member of the white bomber crews that black people took offense to the expression "Colored People."" The Airmen tell them to just say "black".



** Some of the tactics used are accurate, including attacking a train head-on to minimize the danger of being hit by the AntiAir defenses on the train, and going into a power dive from high altitude to engage the German jet fighters (the P-51 Mustang was slower than the Me-262 in level flight, but could handily outdive it).

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** Some of the tactics used are accurate, including attacking a train head-on to minimize the danger of being hit by the AntiAir defenses on the train, and going into a power dive from high altitude to engage the German jet fighters (the P-51 Mustang was slower than the Me-262 in level flight, but could handily outdive it). Also the attack from the side against the Me-262, spraying lead ahead of the jet and letting the guy fly into it.
21st Aug '15 3:35:54 PM DanielBenner8891
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* TheAlcoholic: Easy relies on drink to get himself through the war. His friend Lightning tries to get him to stop. [[spoiler: He doesn't.]]

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* TheAlcoholic: Easy relies on drink to get himself through the war. His friend Lightning tries to get him to stop. [[spoiler: He doesn't.doesn't until the end of the movie.]]
1st Apr '15 8:15:32 AM Morgenthaler
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** Later, a German guard is shown gleefully introducing a POW barracks full of grumpy white officers to their new room mate, very black, and very alone [[spoiler: Junior.]] As soon as the guard leaves, [[spoiler: Junior]] learns that the men there are grateful to have him, because he couldn't ''possibly'' be [[{{Stalag17}} a Nazi spy]]. [[spoiler: And they want him to have a part in their escape.]]

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** Later, a German guard is shown gleefully introducing a POW barracks full of grumpy white officers to their new room mate, very black, and very alone [[spoiler: Junior.]] As soon as the guard leaves, [[spoiler: Junior]] learns that the men there are grateful to have him, because he couldn't ''possibly'' be [[{{Stalag17}} [[Film/{{Stalag17}} a Nazi spy]]. [[spoiler: And they want him to have a part in their escape.]]
8th Dec '14 6:07:26 AM JustKnown
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** TruthInTelevision: While 262s could leave the P-51 in the dust in terms of sheer speed in the air, the 51 could turn on a dime while the early Me-262s required a long arc in order to execute the same turn. On the rare occasion where a 262 squadron would actually stick around and dogfight(for the most part, they would simply dive through bomber formations and take out as many as they could in one pass), P-51 pilots would follow the 262s into their dives, where the 51's superior maneuverability would actually allow them to ''outrun'' the 262 and thus give them the upper hand. The other tactic was seen in the movie: get ahead of the 262s and lead them with a spray of bullets.

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** TruthInTelevision: While 262s could leave the P-51 in the dust in terms of sheer speed in the air, the 51 accelerated faster and could turn on a dime while the early Me-262s required a long arc in order to execute the same turn. On the rare occasion where a 262 squadron would actually stick around and dogfight(for dogfight (for the most part, they would simply dive through bomber formations and take out as many as they could in one pass), P-51 pilots would follow the 262s into their dives, where the 51's superior maneuverability initial acceleration would actually allow them to ''outrun'' the 262 and thus give them the upper hand. The other tactic was seen in the movie: get ahead of the 262s and lead them with a spray of bullets.
***The third tactic, which was to use the Mustang's superior endurance to stooge around until you could catch an Me262 taking off or landing, was not shown as it would make for a really boring movie.
14th Nov '14 8:29:27 PM TargetmasterJoe
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A 2012 Action Drama film starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrence Howard, based on the exploits of the Tuskeegee Airmen, an all-black squadron of American fighter pilots in WorldWarII. This is the first feature film to be produced by Lucasfilm since 2008, as well as being its last independently made film before being bought [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]] 9 months after this film was released.

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A 2012 Action Drama film starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrence Howard, based on the exploits of the Tuskeegee Airmen, an all-black squadron of American fighter pilots in WorldWarII. This is the first feature film to be produced by Lucasfilm since 2008, as well as being its last independently made film before being bought by [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]] 9 months after this film was released.
30th Oct '14 11:00:32 AM Unityd3v
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*** The 332d flew P-51Ds in 1944 after having flown Cs, so it could be just a case of the creators not bothering to show the latter as well as the other two models (P-39 and P-47) not shown in the film.
31st Aug '14 12:17:39 AM erforce
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* ShoutOut: TheGreatEscape, with the tunnel and the way the German guard gets surprised by a prisoner popping his head out of the hole in the snow-laden ground.

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* ShoutOut: TheGreatEscape, To ''Film/TheGreatEscape'', with the tunnel and the way the German guard gets surprised by a prisoner popping his head out of the hole in the snow-laden ground.
26th Mar '14 9:22:28 AM TropeLicious
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A 2012 Action Drama film starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrence Howard, based on the exploits of the Tuskeegee Airmen, an all-black squadron of American fighter pilots in WorldWarII. This is the first feature film to be produced by Lucasfilm since 2008, as well as being its last independently made film before being bought [[Creator/Disney The Walt Disney Company]] 9 months after this film was released.

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A 2012 Action Drama film starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrence Howard, based on the exploits of the Tuskeegee Airmen, an all-black squadron of American fighter pilots in WorldWarII. This is the first feature film to be produced by Lucasfilm since 2008, as well as being its last independently made film before being bought [[Creator/Disney [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]] 9 months after this film was released.
26th Mar '14 9:21:42 AM TropeLicious
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A 2012 Action Drama film starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrence Howard, based on the exploits of the Tuskeegee Airmen, an all-black squadron of American fighter pilots in WorldWarII. This is the first feature film to be produced by Lucasfilm since 2008.

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A 2012 Action Drama film starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrence Howard, based on the exploits of the Tuskeegee Airmen, an all-black squadron of American fighter pilots in WorldWarII. This is the first feature film to be produced by Lucasfilm since 2008.
2008, as well as being its last independently made film before being bought [[Creator/Disney The Walt Disney Company]] 9 months after this film was released.
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