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2nd Sep '16 7:09:25 AM isolato
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* ''Film/USSIndianapolisMenOfCourage'' has the battleship USS ''Alabama'' and submarine USS ''Drum'' depicting the ''Indianapolis'' and ''I-58'', r respectively, due to the fact that no pre-WWII-era "Treaty" Cruisers and Japanese submarines are afloat to this day.

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* ''Film/USSIndianapolisMenOfCourage'' has the battleship USS ''Alabama'' and submarine USS ''Drum'' depicting the ''Indianapolis'' and ''I-58'', r respectively, due to the fact that no pre-WWII-era "Treaty" Cruisers and Japanese submarines are afloat to this day.
1st Sep '16 4:33:32 AM Rmpdc
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* ''Film/USSIndianapolisMenOfCourage'' has the battleship USS ''Alabama'' and submarine USS ''Drum'' depicting the ''Indianapolis'' and ''I-58'', r respectively, due to the fact that no pre-WWII-era "Treaty" Cruisers and Japanese submarines are afloat to this day.
9th Jul '16 5:24:40 PM maxwellsilver
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* In ''Film/RedDawn1984'', Aerospatiale Puma helicopters with added doodads play Mi-24 "Hind-A" helicopters (a very ''good'' likeness of the "Hind-A"). A mock-up of a T-72 tank was so accurate it caught the attention of two CIA men who wanted to know where it had come from.

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* In ''Film/RedDawn1984'', Aerospatiale Puma helicopters with added doodads play Mi-24 "Hind-A" helicopters (a very ''good'' likeness of the "Hind-A"). A mock-up of a T-72 tank was so accurate it caught the attention of two CIA men who wanted to know where it had come from. One of the Pumas was reused in ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII'' and again in ''Film/RamboIII'', with the fake canopy removed because it created unsafe flight characteristics. The pylons were kept as they were solid modifications that did not effect airworthiness.
9th Jul '16 4:08:27 PM maxwellsilver
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* The short-lived series ''Supercarrier'' featured an American F-16 Fighting Falcon playing the (fictitious) [=MiG=]-28. Or, at least it did for the majority of shots. Then in the one sequence, the same plane was "played" by foortage of an F-16, an F-5, very blatant StockFootage of an F-14 and, finally, a very obvious model of an F/A-18. ''Supercarrier'' was like that.

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* The short-lived series ''Supercarrier'' featured an American F-16 Fighting Falcon playing the (fictitious) [=MiG=]-28. Or, at least it did for the majority of shots. Then in the one sequence, the same plane was "played" by foortage footage of an F-16, an F-5, very blatant StockFootage of an F-14 and, finally, a very obvious model of an F/A-18. ''Supercarrier'' was like that.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikorsky_H-19 Sikorsky H-19/S-55 helicopters]] which were used in lieu of Soviet [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil_Mi-24 Hind helicopters]]. They not only played the part, they were actually [[http://www.rotaryaction.com/pages/redawn84.html dressed up for the part as well]]. The final result looks remarkably Hind-like -- the likeness was even better than the dressed up choppers in ''Film/RedDawn1984''.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikorsky_H-19 Sikorsky H-19/S-55 helicopters]] which were used in lieu of Soviet [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil_Mi-24 Hind helicopters]]. They not only played the part, they were actually [[http://www.rotaryaction.com/pages/redawn84.html dressed up for the part as well]]. The final result looks remarkably Hind-like -- the likeness was even better than the dressed up choppers in ''Film/RedDawn1984''.''Film/RedDawn1984'', ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII'' and ''Film/RamboIII''.
9th Jul '16 4:06:18 PM maxwellsilver
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* '''Averted''' in ''{{Film/Fury|2014}}''. The Shermans that appear are authentic models that were in service during the final weeks of the war. Plus, there's a real Tiger tank in it. Not a mock-up, not a CGI render, but an actual, serviceable ''Panzerkampfwagen VI, Tiger I (E), [=SdKfz=] 181''. It was donated for production from the Bovington Museum, and is the only operational Tiger tank in existence.
** [[spoiler:Obviously however, they were able to build a mockup of Tiger 131 for the destruction and burning of the Tiger in the film. Else Bovington wouldn't have lent the Tiger out in the first place.]]
9th Jul '16 4:03:53 PM maxwellsilver
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** This might also slightly overlap with TanksButNoTanks, because the Marder [=IIIs=] are identified as ''Panzers'' in the film.
*** Justified in this instance. When Allied soldiers saw a giant hulk of metal with German insignia coming towards them, they weren't going to be picky on what to call it.
9th Jul '16 4:02:07 PM maxwellsilver
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* The movie ''Film/{{Patton}}'' featured, ironically, postwar M48 Patton tanks playing German tanks, and M41 Walker-Bulldogs as WorldWarII American tanks. Also, the Heinkel He-111s used by the Afrika Korps are played by Spanish-built CASA 2.111s.

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* The movie ''Film/{{Patton}}'' featured, ironically, featured postwar M48 Patton tanks playing German tanks, and M41 Walker-Bulldogs as WorldWarII American tanks. Also, the Heinkel He-111s used by the Afrika Korps are played by Spanish-built CASA 2.111s.



* ''Film/BattleOfTheBulge'' had American M47 Patton tanks ([[ColourCodedForYourConvenience painted in grey]] - [[TanksButNoTanks which is completely incorrect for the period of the battle]]) standing in for German King Tigers and M24 Chafees standing in for the M4 Sherman.

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* ''Film/BattleOfTheBulge'' had American M47 Patton tanks ([[ColourCodedForYourConvenience painted (painted in grey]] grey - [[TanksButNoTanks which is completely incorrect for the period of the battle]]) battle) standing in for German King Tigers and M24 Chafees standing in for the M4 Sherman.



** Modern angled-deck aircraft carrier playing the USS ''Hornet'' during the Doolittle's Raid sequence, with reasonably good reproduction and restored B-25s (of a model which [[AnachronismStew didn't exist until a year after the raid]]) flying off it. Trope played both ways.

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** Modern angled-deck aircraft carrier playing the USS ''Hornet'' during the Doolittle's Raid sequence, with reasonably good reproduction and restored B-25s (of a model which [[AnachronismStew didn't exist until a year after the raid]]) raid) flying off it. Trope played both ways.



* ''Film/EmpireOfTheSun'' featured a Soviet GAZ-69 [[WritingAroundTrademarks jee...]] uh, light troop carrier as an Imperial-era Japanese military SUV.

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* ''Film/EmpireOfTheSun'' featured a Soviet GAZ-69 [[WritingAroundTrademarks jee...]] jee... uh, light troop carrier as an Imperial-era Japanese military SUV.



** Going by the photos available using a quick search, they are clearly T-54 or T-55 tanks with reasonable-looking fittings to resemble Tigers. Not as well done as in BandOfBrothers (also a T-54/55) or KellysHeroes (T-34-85 tanks), though.

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** Going by the photos available using a quick search, they are clearly T-54 or T-55 tanks with reasonable-looking fittings to resemble Tigers. Not as well done as in BandOfBrothers ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' (also a T-54/55) or KellysHeroes ''Film/KellysHeroes'' (T-34-85 tanks), though.
5th Jul '16 11:42:28 AM isolato
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* Czechoslovak 1968 film ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nebe%C5%A1t%C3%AD_jezdci Nebeští jezdci]]'' (''The Sky Riders'') (about World War II Czechoslovak airmen in the RAF) featured a mock-up of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vickers_Wellington Vickers Wellington]] bomber, based upon a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisunov_Li-2 Lisunov Li-2]] (Soviet licence production [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_DC-3 DC-3]]) transport. Sounds perhaps a bit strange - but the result was a quite [[http://jezdci.valka.cz/film/pic/Wellington-film/index.html convincing]] [[http://www.planes.cz/lite/data/fotografie/2209_Li.jpg impression]] of the Wellington, though not capable of flight.

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* Czechoslovak 1968 film ''[[http://en.''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nebe%C5%A1t%C3%AD_jezdci org/wiki/Nebesti_jezdci Nebeští jezdci]]'' (''The Sky Riders'') (about World War II Czechoslovak airmen in the RAF) featured a mock-up of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vickers_Wellington Vickers Wellington]] bomber, based upon a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisunov_Li-2 Lisunov Li-2]] (Soviet licence production [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_DC-3 DC-3]]) transport. Sounds perhaps a bit strange - but the result was a quite [[http://jezdci.valka.cz/film/pic/Wellington-film/index.html convincing]] [[http://www.planes.cz/lite/data/fotografie/2209_Li.jpg impression]] of the Wellington, though not capable of flight.
7th Jun '16 4:21:23 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Apparently done InUniverse in an episode of Anime/Macross7, where Basara and Mylene respectively play [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Hikaru and Minmay]] during a movie shoot, and Basara's [[AceCustom sleek bright red custom-made state-of-the-art VF-19]] subs in for Hikaru's first generation VF-1 (which is blocky, predominantly white and overall looks nothing like the VF-19) just by having its normally forward-swept wings folded backwards and a prop [[MechaExpansionPack FAST Pack]] strapped to it.

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* Apparently done InUniverse in an episode of Anime/Macross7, ''Anime/Macross7'', where Basara and Mylene respectively play [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Hikaru and Minmay]] during a movie shoot, and Basara's [[AceCustom sleek bright red custom-made state-of-the-art VF-19]] subs in for Hikaru's first generation VF-1 (which is blocky, predominantly white and overall looks nothing like the VF-19) just by having its normally forward-swept wings folded backwards and a prop [[MechaExpansionPack FAST Pack]] strapped to it.
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