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Captain America and Nazi flying Wings
« on: July 22, 2011, 11:57:59 pm »
While watching the trailer for this movie I spotted a number of what-if planes and tanks. The main one is a giant Nazi flying wing bomber that looks like an overgrown Ho-229 and it was being chased by what looks like an XP-55 Ascender.
There were also some Nazi armoured cars that looked rather slick and streamlined, only on screen for a few seconds so not too sure.

This should be a fun summer movie to switch off the brain and enjoy!

Trailer here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0458339/

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Re: Captain America and Nazi flying Wings
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2011, 02:02:53 am »

This should be a fun summer movie to switch off the brain and enjoy!


I thought that was your normal way of operating Nick ?  ;D

Must admit though I am looking forward to this even if it's not the sort of thing I normally go to the cinema to watch.
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Re: Captain America and Nazi flying Wings
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2011, 02:44:24 am »
yes - interesting footage - looks like a good escapism movie - and mega Do229

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Re: Captain America and Nazi flying Wings
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2011, 02:53:07 am »
Having grown up with the comics back in the 60s, I can say this'll be one I'll be waiting for with baited breath.  I believe my daughter & I are going to see it when it's released here in Aus.

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Re: Captain America and Nazi flying Wings
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2011, 04:06:34 am »
The "German" bomber looks a bit like the Fw 1000 x 1000 x 1000 with circular intakes

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Re: Captain America and Nazi flying Wings
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2011, 08:11:26 pm »
Looking at the footage of the two aircraft I'd say the 'pusher' is based on the Douglas B-42 Mixmaster with a bit of ILM tweeking.
The wing, if you look closely, has a flat trailing edge and a curved leading edge sweep. Also, the shape, front on reeks B-2 but the cockpit canopy is WW2 as it is a full 'greenhouse'.
Love to make both though....have to see the movie, buy the DVD......
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Re: Captain America and Nazi flying Wings
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2011, 08:23:45 pm »
Saw it a couple of nights ago.  Absolutely cracking show and looking forward to 'The Avengers' movie to follow.  Interesting aircraft and vehicles throughout.

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Re: Captain America and Nazi flying Wings
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2011, 01:35:53 pm »
Yes good movie.  Very much like the 40's/50's comics.  Good popcorn fun without the need for sex and bad language- refreshing.  As for the wing it is a giant wing with both pusher props like a B-36 and 4 large turbojets.  Not really based on anything- it is off the scale huge with a glass nose like a giant XB-35.  Other aviation elements include a triebflugel and some airdropped fighters with a giant pusher prop.  Other neat things include a mini-sub and a great 6x6 for the villain- a german staff car on steroids.  All are well done.  Worth seeing on the big screen.       
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Re: Captain America and Nazi flying Wings
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2011, 04:41:42 pm »
Yes good movie.  Very much like the 40's/50's comics.  Good popcorn fun without the need for sex and bad language- refreshing.  As for the wing it is a giant wing with both pusher props like a B-36 and 4 large turbojets.  Not really based on anything- it is off the scale huge with a glass nose like a giant XB-35.  Other aviation elements include a triebflugel and some airdropped fighters with a giant pusher prop.  Other neat things include a mini-sub and a great 6x6 for the villain- a german staff car on steroids.  All are well done.  Worth seeing on the big screen.       

I am quite sure the landing gear was from a B-36.  Big wheels and TALLLLLLL.

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