Aeroweenie....what happened to the H&P C-119 they bought, refurbished and flew to Africa (saw the photos) and I assume beyond to use in filming?
I am great fan of the original, and believe the Hollywood needs to quit remaking old classics and concentrate on making new classics. I mean who really things they can improve on Attenborough, Stewart, Kruger and the rest of that bunch?
tnsaf The aicraft used for the movie was a C-82 Packet. The airplane used in the escape was supposedly an O-47, but it looked more like a Douglas Destroyer with vismods. IMDB has been known to be incorrect on some of their trivia and I suspect this to be the case here. I would like to hear from someone who knows for sure.
ok..edit..got an answer. The reason the airplane looked funny is that it was a boom assembly off one of the C-82's purchased for the film fitted with Beech C-45 wings and an engine off a T-6 Harvard. This is the aircraft the Mantz died in while filming touch and goes for the takeoff sequence, and the last shot is a vismod 0-47. I still say it looks like a Douglas.
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