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Strange Looking Betty Bomber
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Louisiana, United States
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 08:17 PM UTC
I just finished watching A Guy Named Joe on Tuner Classic Movies 11:45am 2:00am Central Standard Time.. It was pretty good..
This is the first time I have ever seen B-26 Marauders used as Japanese Betties though.. Some good footage of early P-38Es or Fs..

A Guy Named Joe
Spencer Tracy, Irene Dunne, and Van Johnson

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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2007 - 06:38 AM UTC
In some of those old war movies you will all kinds of strange things. Like using T-6's for Zero's. Wake Island has some of the worst looking Japanese in it as well.

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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2007 - 08:01 AM UTC

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Like using T-6's for Zero's.

The Japanese planes in Tora!Tora!Tora! were also doctored T-6's.
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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2007 - 11:41 AM UTC
In 1943, we were a little low on Betty Bombers in the US inventory.
Unfortunately, I watched the Great Raid over the holidays, and behold, the SDB's were attacking Pearl Harbor again.
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2007 - 01:55 PM UTC
I always like the way they make ww2 german Tigers and pathers they are M-47's and such
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Posted: Monday, March 24, 2008 - 04:03 AM UTC
They use what they can at the time. I've seen P-51's for Messerschmidts. T-6's for Zeros, Vals, and Kates. F-84's for Migs. And of course M-47's and M-48's for Panzers. One of the first movies I saw where they made some attempt to portray accurate German aircraft was "Battle of Britain". "Kelly's Heroes" was the first try at showing what a Tiger really looked like. I think those pseudo-Tigers were left over from some Russian documentary. Now with CGI hollywood is making some good portrayals and trying to be historically accurate.