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9th Feb '16 12:19:43 PM Ambaryerno
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* ''Film/TheGreatRaid'': In order to provide a distraction so the Rangers can get into position to attack the prison, the USAAF sends an aircraft in to buzz the camp and hold the attention of the Japanese garrison. TruthInTelevision. However the aircraft is portrayed by a Lockheed Hudson bomber, a light bomber/attack plane primarily used by the RAF. The Hudson was a relatively conventional-looking twin-engined aircraft. The plane chosen to assist the actual Cabanatuan raid was a North American P-61 Black Widow, a heavily-armed, radar-equipped night fighter with a much more unusual twin-boom fuselage not unlike the P-38 Lightning.
9th Feb '16 12:06:08 PM Ambaryerno
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* The movie ''Film/MemphisBelle'' is another example of an intensive effort being made to bring together actual vintage aircraft for an accurate filming; in that movie's case, most of the world's surviving B-17s. Note you never see more than 3 actual (as opposed to models or CGI) B-17s at a time.
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* The movie ''Film/MemphisBelle'' is another example of an intensive effort being made to bring together actual vintage aircraft for an accurate filming; in that movie's case, most of the world's surviving B-17s. Note you never see more than 3 actual (as opposed to models or CGI) B-17s at a time. If one watches carefully, you can at times see that many of the bombers have two separate sets of nose art and markings — one on each side of the fuselage — allowing each plane to play two different bombers in the formation.

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* *** It gets worse: Not only did Mustangs not begin escorting the bombers until November 1943, ''the entire reason they took over bomber escort in the first place was because they '''did''' have the range to escort the bombers all the way to Germany and back''. The movie ''Film/MemphisBelle'' concept of Mustang escorts having to ''turn back'' because they were out of gas is another example of an intensive effort being made to bring together actual vintage aircraft for an accurate filming; in that movie's case, most of the world's surviving B-17s. Note you never see more than 3 actual (as opposed to models or CGI) B-17s at a time.ridiculous.
8th Feb '16 7:50:32 PM lcmortensen
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add Miracle on the Hudson
** Also the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gimli_Glider Gimli Glider]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Airways_Flight_9 British Airways Flight 009]].
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** Also the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gimli_Glider Gimli Glider]] and Glider (Air Canada Flight 143)]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Airways_Flight_9 British Airways Flight 009]].009]], and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_Airways_Flight_1549 US Airways 1549 ("Miracle on the Hudson")]].
25th Jan '16 7:20:25 PM Kadorhal
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* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' Volgin has a great number of Mi-24 Hind helicopters under his command, but the game takes place in 1964, six years before the helicopter went into production and even the first prototype was still very early in development. To give the designers some credit, the helicopters are the early Hind-A version with the polygonal canopy, instead of the iconic ''bubble canopy'' of the Hind-D and later models, making it an example of [[CoolPlane Rare Helicopters]]. It's also worth noting that the game explains that Volgin has priority access to what was at the time the cutting edge of Soviet equipment, and in an Codec conversation you find out that this is the first time anyone from the West has encountered the design, with Snake being the one who initially suggests the "Hind" callsign.
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* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' Volgin has a great number of Mi-24 Hind helicopters under his command, but the game takes place in 1964, six years before the helicopter went into production and even the first prototype was still very early in development. To give the designers some credit, the helicopters are the early Hind-A version with the polygonal canopy, instead of the iconic ''bubble canopy'' of the Hind-D and later models, making it an example of [[CoolPlane Rare Helicopters]]. It's also worth noting that the game explains that Volgin has priority access to what was at the time the cutting edge of Soviet equipment, and in an Codec conversation you find out that this is the first time anyone from the West has encountered the design, with Snake being the one who initially suggests the "Hind" callsign.callsign based on the fact that it looks to be a sleeker derivative of the Mi-8 Hip (although that potentially opens another can of worms when you consider the Mi-8 wasn't actually adopted by the Soviet military until '67).

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* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' Volgin has a great number A case of Mi-24 Hind helicopters under his command, inconsistency: the standard bomber aircraft of the Allies in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'' is identified by name and icon as the AV-8 Harrier, but the game takes place in 1964, six years before actual voxel art more resembles the helicopter went into production A-6E Intruder, which cannot take off and land vertically as the in-game craft does. The Aircraft Carrier also utilizes small, apparently-unmanned aircraft referred to as "Hornets", presumably meant to be the real F/A-18 Hornet despite it also being incapable of VTOL, and not even existing in a non-prototype in the first prototype was still very early in development. To give the designers some credit, the helicopters are the early Hind-A version with the polygonal canopy, instead of the iconic ''bubble canopy'' of the Hind-D and later models, making it an example of [[CoolPlane Rare Helicopters]]. It's also worth noting that the game explains that Volgin has priority access to what was at the game's time the cutting edge frame of Soviet equipment, and in an Codec conversation you find out that 1972 (then again, this is the first time anyone from the West has encountered the design, with Snake being the one who initially suggests the "Hind" callsign.a game where [[FrickinLaserBeams laser technology]] is utilized as a direct method of attacking hostiles in combat, so maybe it was developed earlier here).
23rd Jan '16 5:38:56 PM Ohio9
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* In ''Film/ConAir'': The plane that transports federal prisoners is depicted as as a flying prison, with cells for disruptive inmates. The real planes involved in the "Con Air" transport system are little different from regular commercial planes, and there are no cells. Inmates are shackled during flight, but safety regulations prohibited shackling them to any part of the plane.
6th Jan '16 10:51:30 PM jormis29
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* Averted in ''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo'': The legendary Hollywood stunt pilot Frank Tallman put together an entire squadron of 24 B-25 bombers for the film. Even the camera plane was a B-25 with a special optical glass nose. It's been said that part of the reason so many B-25s are still flying today and not scrapped is because they were made flyable for this movie.
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* Averted in ''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo'': ''Film/CatchTwentyTwo'': The legendary Hollywood stunt pilot Frank Tallman put together an entire squadron of 24 B-25 bombers for the film. Even the camera plane was a B-25 with a special optical glass nose. It's been said that part of the reason so many B-25s are still flying today and not scrapped is because they were made flyable for this movie.
5th Jan '16 9:56:22 PM Kadorhal
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** ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'' has U-2 spyplanes in multiplayer, which can be hit from the ground with small-arms fire. The actual U-2s were designed specifically to fly so high that then-existing anti-aircraft weaponry couldn't reach them. There is no in-game justification for why they would be flying so low, it's pure game balance. It also features both NPC and player-controlled Hind gunships in Vietnam in 1968, a full year and a half before its first flight and four years before it entered military service, [[AnachronismStew but that's one of the lesser anachronisms in this game.]] A less noticeable but even more anachronistic goof is that the in-game Hind also has a missile warning system for when enemies acquire a lock with a missile launcher; the real craft didn't have such warning systems until partway through the UsefulNotes/SovietInvasionOfAfghanistan two decades later.
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** ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'' has U-2 spyplanes in multiplayer, which can be hit from the ground with small-arms fire. The actual U-2s were designed specifically to fly so high that then-existing anti-aircraft weaponry couldn't reach them. There is no in-game justification for why they would be flying so low, it's pure game balance. It also features both NPC and player-controlled Hind gunships in Vietnam in 1968, a full year and a half before its first flight and four years before it entered military service, [[AnachronismStew but that's one of the lesser anachronisms in this game.]] A less noticeable but even more anachronistic goof is that the in-game Hind also has a missile warning system for when enemies acquire a lock with a missile launcher; launcher, and an automated countermeasure system to redirect the first such missile fired at it; the real craft didn't have such warning systems until they started losing a handful of Hinds to Mujahideen fighters utilizing Stinger missiles partway through the UsefulNotes/SovietInvasionOfAfghanistan almost two decades later.
5th Jan '16 1:37:39 PM Kadorhal
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** ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'' has U-2 spyplanes in multiplayer, which can be hit from the ground with small-arms fire. The actual U-2s were designed specifically to fly so high that then-existing anti-aircraft weaponry couldn't reach them. There is no in-game justification for why they would be flying so low, it's pure game balance. It also features both NPC and player-controlled Hind gunships in Vietnam in 1968, a full year and a half before its first flight and four years before it entered military service, [[AnachronismStew but that's one of the lesser anachronisms in this game.]]
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** ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'' has U-2 spyplanes in multiplayer, which can be hit from the ground with small-arms fire. The actual U-2s were designed specifically to fly so high that then-existing anti-aircraft weaponry couldn't reach them. There is no in-game justification for why they would be flying so low, it's pure game balance. It also features both NPC and player-controlled Hind gunships in Vietnam in 1968, a full year and a half before its first flight and four years before it entered military service, [[AnachronismStew but that's one of the lesser anachronisms in this game.]]]] A less noticeable but even more anachronistic goof is that the in-game Hind also has a missile warning system for when enemies acquire a lock with a missile launcher; the real craft didn't have such warning systems until partway through the UsefulNotes/SovietInvasionOfAfghanistan two decades later.
27th Dec '15 5:40:15 PM Milarqui
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* A ''Comic/MortadeloYFilemon'' comic deals with the titular duo making tests on a plane designed by [[OmnidisciplinarScientist Professor Bacterio]] which, among other things, can completely stop in the air ''with the same sound a car makes when braking''. It is somewhat of a RunningGag that Mortadelo can actually ''sink'' a plane into an airport's runway - while trying to ''[[EpicFail lift off]]''. And there are several instances of them being given planes slow enough that an old sparrow can go faster than them.
20th Dec '15 12:10:59 PM Kadorhal
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** This also includes Russian helicopters. In a number of action movies filmed during the 80's, standard NATO-issue or civilian helicopters were modeled to look like Soviet helicopters, typically to look like Mi-24 "Hind" helicopters by adding wings with hardpoints and various bits and bobs. On occasion, they didn't even go that far, [[TheyJustDidntCare just slapping a red star decal on an unmodified Western-made helicopter]].
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** This also includes Russian helicopters. In a number of action movies filmed during the 80's, 80s, standard NATO-issue or civilian helicopters were modeled to look like Soviet helicopters, typically to look like Mi-24 "Hind" helicopters by adding wings with hardpoints and various bits and bobs. On occasion, they didn't even go that far, [[TheyJustDidntCare just slapping a red star decal on an unmodified Western-made helicopter]].

* There's a Nissan ad depicting a 747 about to crash due to its front landing gear being broken. A plane with broken landing gear would simply land ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LOT_Flight_16 without using the landing gear]]'', rather than nose-diving into the runway and deliberately killing everyone on board.
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* There's a Nissan ad depicting a 747 about to crash due to its front landing gear being broken. A plane with broken landing gear would simply land ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LOT_Flight_16 without using the landing gear]]'', rather than nose-diving into the runway and deliberately killing everyone on board.gear]]''.

** In the climactic dogfight, Iceman is hit twice by enemy fighter's cannonfire, both times leaving a short, neat line of holes in his plane. In reality, fighter cannons fire in bursts of 100 rounds or so to facilitate use in high-speed engagements. A solid hit to the fuselage as depicted, let alone ''two'', would almost certainly have destroyed Iceman's plane.
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** In the climactic dogfight, Iceman is hit twice by enemy fighter's cannonfire, both times leaving a short, neat line of holes in his plane. In reality, fighter cannons fire in bursts of 100 rounds or so to facilitate use in high-speed engagements. A solid hit to the fuselage as depicted, let alone ''two'', would almost certainly have destroyed Iceman's plane.

** The movie also has Kfirs play as [=MiG=]-23's, a rather glaring error since [=MiG=]-23's are swing-wing, whereas Kfirs are delta-wing. This gets noteworthy when you consider that some {{Real Life}} Arab nations operated Mirage V fighters, which the IAI Kfir, being an upgrade of an unlicensed copy of the Mirage V, is visually almost indiscernible from - so why not the [[{{Qurac}} Bilyan Air Force]]?[[note]]Then again, the Marine Corps ''also'' leased Kfirs from the IAF to stand in for [=MiG-23=]'s in dissimilar air combat training (solely because of its similar flight characteristics - the only ''visual'' similarity was the "Flogger" paint scheme DACT Kfir's were given), which could be where the producers got the idea from.[[/note]] ** In ''Iron Eagle II'', one of the heroes hears planes approaching, starts screaming and yelling "...they're goddamned Soviet Migs!" and runs out onto the tarmac -- to look at a flight of F-4 Phantom [=IIs=], one of the most distinctive American designs out there. The differences between the [=MiG-29=] and the F-4 are glaring from the side and rear ([=MiG=]-29's are twin tailed while F-4's are single tailed), but perhaps from the front they looked similar enough to justify their use (i.e. the droopy nose and twin intakes[[note]]ignore the very different shape and placement of said intakes[[/note]]). Presumably renting a few F/A-18s, which from many angles look very nearly identical to the [=MiG=]-29, was beyond their budget.
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** The movie also has Kfirs play as [=MiG=]-23's, [=MiG=]-23s, a rather glaring error since [=MiG=]-23's [=MiG=]-23s are swing-wing, whereas Kfirs are delta-wing. This gets noteworthy when you consider that some {{Real Life}} Arab nations operated Mirage V fighters, which the IAI Kfir, Kfir is visually almost indiscernible from, being an upgrade of an unlicensed copy of the Mirage V, is visually almost indiscernible from V - so why not the [[{{Qurac}} Bilyan Air Force]]?[[note]]Then again, the Marine Corps ''also'' leased Kfirs from the IAF to stand in for [=MiG-23=]'s [=MiG-23=]s in dissimilar air combat training (solely because of its similar flight characteristics - the only ''visual'' similarity was the "Flogger" paint scheme DACT Kfir's Kfirs were given), which could be where the producers got the idea from.[[/note]] ** In ''Iron Eagle II'', one of the heroes hears planes approaching, starts screaming and yelling "...they're goddamned Soviet Migs!" and runs out onto the tarmac -- to look at a flight of F-4 Phantom [=IIs=], one of the most distinctive American designs out there. The differences between the [=MiG-29=] and the F-4 are glaring from the side and rear ([=MiG=]-29's ([=MiG=]-29s are twin tailed while F-4's F-4s are single tailed), but perhaps from the front they looked similar enough to justify their use (i.e. the droopy nose and twin intakes[[note]]ignore the very different shape and placement of said intakes[[/note]]). Presumably renting a few F/A-18s, which from many angles look very nearly identical to the [=MiG=]-29, was beyond their budget.

* F-4 Phantoms also stood in for [=MiG=]-21's in ''Ice Station Zebra'', at least during shots where actual aircraft were used - shots filmed using miniatures used models of actual [=MiG=]-21's.
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* F-4 Phantoms also stood in for [=MiG=]-21's [=MiG=]-21s in ''Ice Station Zebra'', at least during shots where actual aircraft were used - shots filmed using miniatures used models of actual [=MiG=]-21's.[=MiG=]-21s.

** In the early 1980s, when the movie was made, the air force unit likely operating from Galena, Alaska, was the 21st Tactical Fighter Wing (headquartered at Elmendorf AFB, which exercised control over the airfield at Galena as well), part of the 11th Air Force. At this time, 21st TFW was indeed operating F-15A's, having transitioned to the type from F-4 Phantoms in 1982.
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** In the early 1980s, when the movie was made, the air force unit likely operating from Galena, Alaska, was the 21st Tactical Fighter Wing (headquartered at Elmendorf AFB, which exercised control over the airfield at Galena as well), part of the 11th Air Force. At this time, 21st TFW was indeed operating F-15A's, the F-15A, having transitioned to the type from F-4 Phantoms in 1982.

** The B-25s for the Doolittle raid are wrong too - in several scenes they have the dorsal turrets well towards the front as in all B-25's past the G model. The Doolittle raid used the earlier B model; the B-25G [[AnachronismStew was not produced until a year after the raid]]. ** The "Battle of Britain" scene is full of glaring errors. The Spitfires used are clearly Mk.V or Mk.IX Spits, the former of which did not reach frontline service until 1941, by which time large-scale air raids such as the one depicted would have ceased. The cannons are a dead giveaway, especially since the Hispano II cannon was not introduced until 1941 either. Secondly, they are all marked with "RF", designation of No. 303 Squadron, one of the most prominent ''Polish'' squadrons in the Battle, yet here, there are multiple American and British pilots! Regarding the American pilots, only seven were officially active during the Battle, anyway, and they would likely have been split between several squadrons. At one point, an He-111's cockpit ''explodes'' after being hit with just 1 shell! None of the Spitfire pilots are actually wearing their oxygen masks, which contain their microphones, so any communication would be incredibly difficult. When Affleck fires his guns, he ''only'' uses the cannons despite standard practice being to correct your aim using expendable machinegun fire before spending cannon shells. The Bf-109s that attack them are clearly not the standard Bf-109 E, since the Bf-109 E had distinct flattened wingtips not seen on the plane in the film. A lot of the fighting is done at obscenely close range, when in reality, Spitfires generally fired between 200m and 400m from their target. Worst of all, in some cases, the Bf-109s fire out of their nose-mounted machineguns instead of their infamous propeller-mounted cannon!
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** The B-25s for the Doolittle raid are wrong too - in several scenes they have the dorsal turrets well towards the front as in all B-25's B-25s past the G model. The Doolittle raid used the earlier B model; the B-25G [[AnachronismStew was not produced until a year after the raid]]. ** The "Battle of Britain" scene is full of glaring errors. The Spitfires used are clearly Mk.V or Mk.IX Spits, the former of which did not reach frontline service until 1941, by which time large-scale air raids such as the one depicted would have ceased. The cannons are a dead giveaway, especially since the Hispano II cannon was not introduced until 1941 either. Secondly, they are all marked with "RF", designation of No. 303 Squadron, one of the most prominent ''Polish'' squadrons in the Battle, yet here, there are multiple American and British pilots! Regarding the American pilots, only seven were officially active during the Battle, anyway, and they would likely have been split between several squadrons. At one point, an He-111's He-111s cockpit ''explodes'' after being hit with just 1 shell! None of the Spitfire pilots are actually wearing their oxygen masks, which contain their microphones, so any communication would be incredibly difficult. When Affleck fires his guns, he ''only'' uses the cannons despite standard practice being to correct your aim using expendable machinegun fire before spending cannon shells. The Bf-109s that attack them are clearly not the standard Bf-109 E, since the Bf-109 E had distinct flattened wingtips not seen on the plane in the film. A lot of the fighting is done at obscenely close range, when in reality, Spitfires generally fired between 200m and to 400m from their target. Worst of all, in some cases, the Bf-109s fire out of their nose-mounted machineguns instead of their infamous propeller-mounted cannon!

*** In the teaser, when the Royal Navy frigate fires the cruise missile at the terrorist "flea market", M tells 007 he has four minutes to get clear. The target is 400 miles from the ship. A Tomahawk cruise missile (as shown) has a top speed of about 550 miles per hour. It should have taken the missile about ''43'' minutes to get there. The novelization blows it even more thoroughly, with a Harpoon missile being launched, and traveling ''800'' miles in 4 minutes 8 seconds. First of all, a Harpoon has a maximum range of less than 100 miles, and second, it travels at about the same (determinedly subsonic) speed as the Tomahawk. To do 800 miles in 248 seconds, it would have needed to achieve about 11,600 miles per hour, or about 3.2 miles per second - about half of Earth's ''escape velocity''. Also, any object traveling that fast at low altitude would burn up like a meteor hitting the lower atmosphere - plus what the shock wave effects would do to anything on the ''ground''.
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*** In the teaser, when the Royal Navy frigate fires the cruise missile at the terrorist "flea market", M tells 007 he has four minutes to get clear. The target is 400 miles from the ship. A Tomahawk cruise missile (as shown) has a top speed of about 550 miles per hour. It should have taken the missile about ''43'' minutes to get there. The novelization blows it even more thoroughly, with a Harpoon missile being launched, and traveling ''800'' miles in 4 minutes 8 seconds. First of all, a Harpoon has a maximum range of less than 100 miles, and second, it travels at about the same (determinedly subsonic) speed as the Tomahawk. To do 800 miles in 248 seconds, it would have needed to achieve about 11,600 miles per hour, or about 3.2 miles per second - about half of Earth's ''escape velocity''. Also, any object traveling that fast at low altitude would burn up like a meteor hitting the lower atmosphere - plus what the shock wave effects would do to anything along its path on the ''ground''.

* In ''Film/AceVenturaWhenNatureCalls'', the opening sequence features Ace climbing some Alpine-looking mountains, dressed in suspenders and shorts often stereotypically portrayed on Swiss alpinists, and there is a helicopter flying around him painted in crimson red with a white cross at each side—the symbol and flag of Switzerland. The aircraft's tail number (license plate)? Canadian registration. [[CaliforniaDoubling Location shooting indeed...]]
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* In ''Film/AceVenturaWhenNatureCalls'', the opening sequence features Ace climbing some Alpine-looking mountains, dressed in suspenders and shorts often stereotypically portrayed on Swiss alpinists, and there is a helicopter flying around him painted in crimson red with a white cross at each side—the side — the symbol and flag of Switzerland. The aircraft's tail number (license plate)? Canadian registration. [[CaliforniaDoubling Location shooting indeed...]]

* Averted in ''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo'': The legendary Hollywood stunt pilot Frank Tallman put together an entire squadron of 24 B-25 bombers for the film. Even the camera plane was a B-25 with a special optical glass nose. It's been said that part of the reason so many B-25's are still flying today and not scrapped is because they were made flyable for this movie.
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* Averted in ''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo'': The legendary Hollywood stunt pilot Frank Tallman put together an entire squadron of 24 B-25 bombers for the film. Even the camera plane was a B-25 with a special optical glass nose. It's been said that part of the reason so many B-25's B-25s are still flying today and not scrapped is because they were made flyable for this movie.

** Slightly less obvious but equally hilarious is how the F/A-37s are shown to outfly Su-37's using exactly the kind of cool supermaneuver [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ALt3m3Kkhw those very Su-37s introduced in real life]]. Somehow, the Russian pilots only know how to fly in straight lines. ** Made even worse when you know that those very same maneuvers are reserved for airshows and technology demonstration, and that no competent pilot would actually be stupid enough to attempt one in an actual dogfight. Made even more worse (worser?) that they are in a dogfight at all, when both sides are equipped with Beyond Visual Range missile technology, which means dogfighting is your last resort, not your go-to strategy for an engagement. Or the fact the non-stealth Faux-37's weren't even detected until they were only 25 miles out, etc. There's also the fact that these Su-37's are shown as two-seaters, when the only two Su-37's in the real world only have room for the pilot.
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** Slightly less obvious but equally hilarious is how the F/A-37s are shown to outfly Su-37's Su-37s using exactly the kind of cool supermaneuver [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ALt3m3Kkhw those very Su-37s introduced in real life]]. Somehow, the Russian pilots only know how to fly in straight lines. ** Made even worse when you know that those very same maneuvers are reserved for airshows and technology demonstration, and that no competent pilot would actually be stupid enough to attempt one in an actual dogfight. Made even more worse (worser?) that they are in a dogfight at all, when both sides are equipped with Beyond Visual Range missile technology, which means dogfighting is your last resort, not your go-to strategy for an engagement. Or the fact the non-stealth Faux-37's Faux-37s weren't even detected until they were only 25 miles out, etc. There's also the fact that these Su-37's Su-37s are shown as two-seaters, when the only two Su-37's Su-37s in the real world only have room for the pilot.

** Probably an example of using what's available. The Pilatus P-2 looks a lot like the Arado 96, the standard Luftwaffe advanced trainer of the war years (probably because after the war, several of Arado's designers went to Switzerland and were hired by... you guessed it, Pilatus). And quite a few Ar-96's had bomb racks and twin synchronized 7.9mm machine guns in the cowling, as shown in the film, for armaments training. The use of a pair of armed trainers for the mission (shooting up the Jones boys) may just have been a case of a training unit being the closest available air asset when the orders came down the chain of command.
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** Probably an example of using what's available. The Pilatus P-2 looks a lot like the Arado 96, the standard Luftwaffe advanced trainer of the war years (probably because after the war, several of Arado's designers went to Switzerland and were hired by... you guessed it, Pilatus). And quite a few Ar-96's Ar-96s had bomb racks and twin synchronized 7.9mm machine guns in the cowling, as shown in the film, for armaments training. The use of a pair of armed trainers for the mission (shooting up the Jones boys) may just have been a case of a training unit being the closest available air asset when the orders came down the chain of command.

* PedroAlmodovar's ''I'm So Excited!'' (''Los amantes pasajeros'') has got almost everything avation-related glaringly wrong.
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* PedroAlmodovar's Creator/PedroAlmodovar's ''I'm So Excited!'' (''Los amantes pasajeros'') has got almost everything avation-related glaringly wrong.

* Creator/TomClancy's book ''Literature/RedStormRising'' features the F-19A "Ghostrider" Stealth Fighter. At the time of writing, the RealLife F-117 "Nighthawk" (the triangular thing you think of as the Stealth Fighter) was operational, but very secret. The actual missions it's used in (other than shooting down a Soviet AWACS in its first in-story deployment) closely mirror the missions the real F-117 was used for, but Clancy's version is still far more capable than the real thing, being capable of going supersonic and air-to-air combat. It seems to be based on the entirely fictional F-19 model kit by Testor.
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* Creator/TomClancy's book ''Literature/RedStormRising'' features the F-19A "Ghostrider" Stealth Fighter. At the time of writing, the RealLife F-117 "Nighthawk" (the triangular thing you think of as the Stealth Fighter) was operational, but very secret. The actual missions it's used in (other than shooting down a Soviet AWACS in its first in-story deployment) closely mirror the missions the real F-117 was used for, but Clancy's version is still far more capable than the real thing, being capable of going supersonic and engaging in air-to-air combat. It seems to be based on the entirely fictional F-19 model kit by Testor.

* Averted when DonaldPBellisario actually did do the research for the pilot episode of ''Series/QuantumLeap''. He went scouting for a Bell X-2, only to presumably be told that both the X-2's were destroyed in crashes so he'd have to make a replica. The full-scale fiberglass replica he had built is on display at Chino airport's Planes of Fame air museum, unfortunately quite worse for the weather since it's been stored outside for years, sans wings.
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* Averted when DonaldPBellisario actually did do the research for the pilot episode of ''Series/QuantumLeap''. He went scouting for a Bell X-2, only to presumably be told that both the X-2's X-2s were destroyed in crashes so he'd have to make a replica. The full-scale fiberglass replica he had built is on display at Chino airport's Planes of Fame air museum, unfortunately quite worse for the weather since it's been stored outside for years, sans wings.

* A carrier appears at the end of ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' with F-22's and Apache helicopters shown sitting on the flight deck. The problem being that the Navy uses neither of these. The Air Force uses F-22s (there is no Naval [read:carrier landing] variant planned, the Navy's version of the Advanced Tactical Fighter program being cancelled less than a year after development began on the finalized F-22) and the Apache is only used by the Army. The Navy also doesn't give up its flight deck space to the other services when they have their own aircraft to use. If the game is really set a few years in the future, then the deck could be covered in the similar-looking and planned-to-be-ubiquitous F-35, and the Apaches could be handwaved as the Marines ''finally'' replacing the aging Super Cobra (rather than just upgrading it), but it probably isn't.
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* A carrier appears at the end of ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' with F-22's F-22s and Apache helicopters shown sitting on the flight deck. The problem being that the Navy uses neither of these. The Air Force uses F-22s (there is no Naval [read:carrier landing] variant planned, the Navy's version of the Advanced Tactical Fighter program being cancelled less than a year after development began on the finalized F-22) and the Apache is only used by the Army. The Navy also doesn't give up its flight deck space to the other services when they have their own aircraft to use. If the game is really set a few years in the future, then the deck could be covered in the similar-looking and planned-to-be-ubiquitous F-35, and the Apaches could be handwaved as the Marines ''finally'' replacing the aging Super Cobra (rather than just upgrading it), but it probably isn't.

*** ''Every'' jet in the game with more than one variant uses the exact same model for each one, from most of the [=MiG=]s to the Mirage 2000's, even when later variants add or remove extra seating or switch out the engines. The sole major exception is the F/A-18E Super Hornet, which has the proper wider fuselage than the other Hornet variants (lesser exceptions exist with the Flanker family, which add canards to variants that have them - though in this case, they're lazy enough about it that the textures include the canards even on variants that don't have them).
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*** ''Every'' jet in the game with more than one variant uses the exact same model for each one, from most of the [=MiG=]s to the Mirage 2000's, 2000s, even when later variants add or remove extra seating or switch out the engines. The sole major exception is the F/A-18E Super Hornet, which has the proper wider fuselage than the other Hornet variants (lesser exceptions exist with the Flanker family, which add canards to variants that have them - though in this case, they're lazy enough about it that the textures include the canards even on variants that don't have them).

* It's an inaccuracy to call all Soviet/Russian aircraft [=MiGs=] (this is roughly equivalent to calling all US aircraft Boeings). There are plenty of non-Mikoyan aircraft in Russian service—such as Sukhoi's Su-27 "Flanker". Justified, most of the Russian fighters that got a lot of publicity during the Cold War were Mikoyan aircraft, and American ace pilots and the aircraft they flew who scored many kills against Cold War opponents were called "Mig Killers". Sukhoi did not come into much prominence until they introduced the Flanker, which by the time it became publicly seen and well known, the Cold War was over (the only Sukhois involved in live combat during the Cold War, at least as reported by the US, were the Su-22's shot down in the Gulf of Sidra incident).
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* It's an inaccuracy to call all Soviet/Russian aircraft [=MiGs=] (this is roughly equivalent to calling all US aircraft Boeings). There are plenty of non-Mikoyan aircraft in Russian service—such as Sukhoi's Su-27 "Flanker". Justified, most of the Russian fighters that got a lot of publicity during the Cold War were Mikoyan aircraft, and American ace pilots and the aircraft they flew who scored many kills against Cold War opponents were called "Mig Killers". Sukhoi did not come into much prominence until they introduced the Flanker, which by the time it became publicly seen and well known, the Cold War was over (the only Sukhois involved in live combat during the Cold War, at least as reported by the US, were the Su-22's Su-22s shot down in the Gulf of Sidra incident).
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