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6th May '16 7:26:53 PM Bassman
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* Same with ''WesternAnimation/JayJayTheJetPlane'', except the show is for preschoolers who don't know a single thing about aeronautical logic.
30th Apr '16 8:26:01 PM MyFinalEdits
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* In the film ''The Guns of Navarone'' the good guys get strafed at one point by a German fighter plane. The actual plane was an [=F4U=] Corsair, which was an American fighter plane mainly used by the Marines in the Pacific.

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good guys get strafed at one point by a German fighter plane. The actual plane was an [=F4U=] Corsair, which was an American fighter plane mainly used by the Marines in the Pacific.
30th Apr '16 2:33:59 PM NimRenouf
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** At least in the close-up shots, the aircraft are models of Ju-87 Stukas, precisely the type of dive-bomber that would have been used at the time. The recce plane that spots the heroes earlier on, however, is definitely American rather than German, since the production had the help of the Greek army and navy -- who happened to have a lot of surplus American hardware on hand.
18th Apr '16 5:39:49 AM Thunderbolt0102
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* ''Bollywood/ThreeIdiots'': The Airbus A321 in the opening scene has a ''different registration number'' on either side of its fuselage. Then, in a view from right under the aircraft, when the landing gear come out, each bogie has two axles, while shots from a distance (correctly) show one axle for each bogie.
26th Mar '16 10:43:34 AM rjung
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* Parodied (like everything else) in ''Series/AngieTribeca''. A Boeing 767 seen at an airport terminal suddenly turns into a badly animated two-seater biplane when in the air. Interior shots show a wide-body jet, but cockpit scenes include the loud buzzing of an old prop engine. And it's so long that it takes Angie several minutes to run the length of the plane...



12th Mar '16 10:56:34 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'' falls into this trap by showing F-15Cs in "The Gulag" mission but later referring to the Navy as bombing the gulag. The Navy uses F/A-18s and eventually will use F-35s for combat missions.[[note]]Ironically enough, this mission is clearly influenced by ''Film/TheRock'', and yet it makes the exact opposite error that movie does.[[/note]] Apparently the developers didn't want to bother modeling another aircraft. It's also rather sad considering ''Call of Duty 4'' correctly showed the Marines getting their air support from [=SuperCobras=] and Harriers - except in multiplayer, where again the F-15 carries out both their airstrikes and those of the SAS. A lesser goof is that the launching of AGM-88 [=HARMs=], which no F-15 variant is compatible with, is announced with a call of "Fox Three", which is the brevity code for ''air-to-air, active radar-guided'' missiles. An anti-radiation air-to-ground missile would be fired with a call of "Magnum".

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* ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: VideoGame/ModernWarfare ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'':
** ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare
2'' falls into this trap by showing F-15Cs in "The Gulag" mission but later referring to the Navy as bombing the gulag. The Navy uses F/A-18s and eventually will use F-35s for combat missions.[[note]]Ironically enough, this mission is clearly influenced by ''Film/TheRock'', and yet it makes the exact opposite error that movie does.[[/note]] Apparently the developers didn't want to bother modeling another aircraft. It's also rather sad considering ''Call of Duty 4'' correctly showed the Marines getting their air support from [=SuperCobras=] and Harriers - except in multiplayer, where again the F-15 carries out both their airstrikes and those of the SAS. A lesser goof is that the launching of AGM-88 [=HARMs=], which no F-15 variant is compatible with, is announced with a call of "Fox Three", which is the brevity code for ''air-to-air, active radar-guided'' missiles. An anti-radiation air-to-ground missile would be fired with a call of "Magnum".
12th Mar '16 4:13:09 PM Kadorhal
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** ''VideoGame/AceCombatInfinity'', set in the real world, has an alternate justification for why there are so many rare or obsolete planes still flying in 2019 - following the Ulysses asteroid impact and most governments' reducing military spending to focus on rebuilding, a company called Wernher and Noah Enterprises have taken up production of military craft, streamlining the process via "Advanced Automated Aviation Plants" to the point that planes can be built quickly, cheaply, and efficiently so long as blueprints for it exist. This makes mercenary squadrons like the players are in a very lucrative business (what with a surplus of planes but a shortage of pilots to fly them), but also allows terrorist groups access to vast amounts of military hardware. That said, it still stretches plausibility when you realize that both planes which didn't exist prior to the Ulysses impact in 1999, such as the Su-35S (first flight in 2008), the T-50 (2010), and the ATD-X (scheduled for 2015) and even fictional designs from the Strangereal universe, up to and including the R-101 Delphinus and X-49 Night Raven from ''Electrosphere'' (set in ''[[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 2040]]'', for context) are available.

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** ''VideoGame/AceCombatInfinity'', set in the real world, has an alternate justification for why there are so many rare or obsolete planes still flying in 2019 - following the Ulysses asteroid impact and most governments' reducing military spending to focus on rebuilding, a company called Wernher and Noah Enterprises have taken up production of military craft, streamlining the process via "Advanced Automated Aviation Plants" to the point that planes can be built quickly, cheaply, and efficiently so long as blueprints for it exist. This makes mercenary squadrons like the players are in a very lucrative business (what with a surplus of planes but a shortage of pilots to fly them), but also allows terrorist groups access to vast amounts of military hardware. That said, it still stretches plausibility when you realize that both planes which didn't exist prior to the Ulysses impact in 1999, such as the Su-35S (first flight in 2008), the T-50 (2010), and the ATD-X (scheduled for 2015) and even fictional designs from the Strangereal universe, up to and including the R-101 Delphinus and X-49 Night Raven from ''Electrosphere'' (set in ''[[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 2040]]'', for context) are available.available with little explanation other than them coming from an undefined "hostile country".


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** In a rather minor example, the loading screen for the famous "DeathFromAbove" mission features a wireframe model of the AC-130H "Spectre" (easily identified by two M61 Vulcan cannons), but the info given and what the player actually uses in the mission is a single 25mm GAU-12, indicating it's actually an AC-130U "Spooky".
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 concept of Mustang escorts having to ''turn back'' because they were out of gas is ridiculous.
8th Feb '16 7:50:32 PM lcmortensen
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** 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")]].
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