Red Tails (2012 - LucasArts) movie on Tuskegee Airmen

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  1. sanjay

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    Lots of hagiography and dramatic license, like in Richard Attenborough's Gandhi, but should still be entertaining:




    The Tuskegee airmen were of course USAF's African-American air squadron during WW2.
     
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    WoW! these were the best air combat scenes I have ever scene!!! this lucas guy knows how to make awesome and realistic scenes!!!

    PS: Imagine Bollywood makes such scenes on the IAF.......
     
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    Yes, George Lucas famously brought WW2-style combat scenes to sci-fi thru the Star Wars movies.

    Now he wants to bring this similar high-flying action from Star Wars back to WW2 using hi-tech special fx for spectacular visuals.

    Best IAF combat movie was Vijeta - perhaps it would be nice if Bollywood were to re-make that with cool action scenes, but they'd obviously have to contract out the special fx, because they can't do anything so fancy themselves.
     
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    In the trailer above, if you look at the scene @ 2:03, you can see one of the Red Tails chasing a very fast-moving German fighter. This was one of the Luftwaffe's infamous Me-262 jet fighters, the only jet fighters to be used in WW2, and which could easily outperform conventional propeller-driven aircraft. The Americans shot down 5 of these fighters in total during aerial combat, and of these 3 were shot down by the Tuskegee Airmen.
     
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    The History Channel







     
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    A modest made-for-TV drama was previously produced by HBO in 1995:

     
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    lets wait for Mausam, hope to see some combat scenes in there.

    By the way, look at 2:14 at the trailer, best kill ever!
     
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    Yeah, that's supposed to be Roscoe Brown's truncated Split-S maneuver, where he pitches up his Mustang aircraft to near-stall, and then flips it into the dive to attack the enemy fighter, which was the twin-jet-propelled Me-262, Germany's next-generation air superiority fighter. You can see the battle described in the last of the 4 videos I posted from The History Channel.

    I'd also recommend watching the HBO movie, part 1 of which I posted above. The rest of the 11 parts of the movie are there on Youtube, if you click on the video to go there. It was low-budget, using old WW2 stock footage, but still a very charming and endearing story. It has actors Lawrence Fishburne and Cuba Gooding Jr.
     
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