bthebest
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Aircraft In Movies - New Database

Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:53 am

Came across this site recently - IMPDb.org. Appears to be a decent attempt at creating a substantial database of aircraft in movies/tv shows etc.

In particular they have a list of unidentified aircraft, most of which are probably identified pretty easily, but I was stumped on the one in Live Free or Die Hard. Scoured as many types of VLJs i could think of but couldn't find any that match - any ideas?

http://impdb.org/index.php?title=Cat...rcraft#Movie:Live_Free_or_Die_Hard
 
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RE: Aircraft In Movies - New Database

Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:56 pm

Looks like a Dassault Falcon 20 to me:


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RE: Aircraft In Movies - New Database

Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:45 pm

That was a thought at one point but the engines are different, the horizontal stabilizer's in the wrong place and the vertical stabilizer joins differently to the fuselage.

I'm beginning to think its a model.
 
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RE: Aircraft In Movies - New Database

Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:01 pm

Quoting citationjet (Reply 1):
Looks like a Dassault Falcon 20 to me:

Looks more like a 10 to me



OP's plane:

http://impdb.org/images/9/92/DH4Jet.jpg



Granted the gear doors are different and the cruciform tail seems higher up


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RE: Aircraft In Movies - New Database

Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:53 am

The Falcon 10 photo has the third from the rear fuselage window at the wing leading edge to fuselage intersection. In other words there are two windows over the wing. The OP's photo only has one window aft of the wing leading edge/fuselage intersection.
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RE: Aircraft In Movies - New Database

Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:56 am

We have our winner - someone posted on the site it was a Fox Jet, little bit of research:

http://www.gustintaero.com/bbjet.htm

http://www.gustintaero.com/images/dh/aero%20hollywood%20mockup.jpg

Is actually a full scale mock up of originally designed and built by Tony Fox in 1976.

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