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I recently stumbled across 1950 film "The Flying Missile" starring Glen Ford on YouTube (GB)- It's the entire movie, and has some very interesting scenes featuring the 'Loon' Missile, which was the US Copy of the German V1 flying bomb. Also seen is a seemingly remote piloted Grumman Hellcat (No idea if this was an actual system, but it looks pretty pukka to me) and some Grumman Avengers make an appearance at the finale. I've skipped through it avoiding some of the distinctly Hollywood romance sequences 🙂 

 

It's quite a record of those days- I wont link to it, and I have no clue if it will hang around for long online, but I thought I'd mention it.

 

Happy viewing!

 

 

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There were indeed remotely piloted F6F's. They were used for all kind of things, like flying near atomic bomb explosions, and some were even used as flying bombs in the Korean war. Alleycat has a nice sheet for some of these F6F-5K's https://www.alleycatmodels.co.uk/post-war-test-f6f-5k-hellcats-4239-p.asp

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On 31/10/2020 at 10:02, Troffa said:

I recently stumbled across 1950 film "The Flying Missile" starring Glen Ford on YouTube (GB)- It's the entire movie, and has some very interesting scenes featuring the 'Loon' Missile, which was the US Copy of the German V1 flying bomb. Also seen is a seemingly remote piloted Grumman Hellcat (No idea if this was an actual system, but it looks pretty pukka to me) and some Grumman Avengers make an appearance at the finale. I've skipped through it avoiding some of the distinctly Hollywood romance sequences 🙂 

 

It's quite a record of those days- I wont link to it, and I have no clue if it will hang around for long online, but I thought I'd mention it.

 

Happy viewing!

 

 

Will give it a look.

You might also like to check out X-15 (also YouTube), Sabre Jet (again, not too bad if you fast forward past the slushy bits) and, Cone of Silence.

The latter is a fine film which centres on a series of mysterious crashes involving a jet airliner. Not the Comet!

The unfortunate airliner is portrayed in this film by the Avro Ashton which was a genuine jet airliner prototype.

 

John

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Thanks very much for the  heads-up, John, especially the X-15 movie, I had no idea it existed, let alone with Charlie Bronson as lead!  I will get it on a big screen, the colour looks great. 

 

 

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25 minutes ago, Sabrejet said:

Don't forget Bombers B-52, and best of all, Toward the Unknown.

I have both of those on DVD, along with "The Hunters" and "Bridges at Toko Ri" 🙂

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