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War Birds – One Movie I’ll Gladly Pay to See in the Theater!

Most of my readers have been around for a while now and are probably familiar with my love of aviation and firearms :P  For those who may be new, you might want to click here, here, here, and here.  There’s more where those came from, too :wink:

Anywho, getting the train of thought back on track after a relatively minor derailment – right where were we?  Oh yeah, there’s a movie I’ve got to go see when it comes out in 2011 :)  They haven’t even started shooting the film yet, but they’re doing their homework and have come up with a website and a short trailer of test footage.  It combines lots of things I really love, too 8)  I rarely go to see anything in the theaters these days as it’s just too expensive and too much of a hassle.  Have you seen the price of ammo these days :shock:  But this, this will be worth the price of admission :D

About that test footage… So what do you get when you combine gun Pr0n, plane pr0n, great camera work, and some rockin’ music?  Click on the vid (found at with the embed coming from below to find out :twisted:

My first reaction?  Something like “OH HELL YEAH :mrgreen: !!!

The movie is called “WAR BIRDS” and is set to begin filming this upcoming summer in Michigan.  And they’re doing it right!  They’ll be using real airplanes, not models for everything but the destruction.  What’s even better is that the video above isn’t from the production at all, but rather a short test film to see how well their techniques and angles work :)

So what’s the movie about?

“Birds” follows an Air Force veteran-turned-reckless airshow re-enactment pilot as he gets pulled into the underground culture of illegal, real-life aerial combat. Shooting is scheduled for the summer in Michigan using all real airplanes and aerial sequences, including authentic P-51 Mustangs, P-38 Lightnings, F4U Corsairs and a B-17 Flying Fortress as well as modern military helicopters and jets.

I’ll forgive you if you think the plot is a bit far-fetched without knowing more.  But in return, you have to forgive me for loving the idea if for nothing more than the thought of seeing all those beautiful airplanes along with hearing the associated sounds like the gorgeous whine of the turbocharger in the Spitfire towards the end there :wink:

I’ve been thinking it’s time for a flying movie…

Hat tip to Theo Spark :D


4 comments to War Birds – One Movie I’ll Gladly Pay to See in the Theater!

  • Buck

    I could do without the cheesy music, the sweet roar of Pratts and Merlins is enough for me. And yeah, I DO think the plot is a lil far-fetched. There ain’t enough money in the frickin’ world to entice guys that own warbirds to put them at risk, i.e., combat with real armament. Simulated dogfighting, yes. Live ammo? I don’t think so. ;)

  • Glenn Cassel AMH1(AW) USN Retired

    A T-6 painted Navy and no tailhook? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! There are some SNJs out there still. But as Buck says, ain’t using the rare hardware for other than simulated/show fights. And don’t forget them Wright Cyclones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Yep, they’re civilian owned warbirds alright. I’m not surprised by anything I see on ’em anymore, but unfortunately I can’t buy ’em all and fix the problems :P

      I would, however love to have a fully armed Mustang or P-47 for air to ground fun 8)

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