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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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7th Jun '16 4:20:58 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.
16th May '16 5:14:19 PM WiddershinsDaughter
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* In ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'', Uhura and Chekov beam into the nuclear aircraft carrier USS ''Enterprise'', which was actually played by the non-nuclear USS ''Ranger'' as the Big-E was at sea at the time. Even if she wasn't, the ''Enterprise's'' reactor area was classified and radioactive to the point that it would have made the film unusable.

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* In ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'', Uhura and Chekov beam into the nuclear aircraft carrier USS ''Enterprise'', which was actually played by the non-nuclear USS ''Ranger'' as the Big-E was at sea at the time. Even if she wasn't, the ''Enterprise's'' reactor area was classified classified. Filming angle tried to use Nichelle Nichols' hair to obscure the conventional rectangular island and radioactive to funnels of the point that it would have made the film unusable.conventionally-powered aircraft carrier.
14th May '16 8:26:27 PM ElectricBoogaloo
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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 FAST Pack strapped to it.

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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 Pack]] strapped to it.
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