Boeing Frontiers
March 2003
Volume 01, Issue 10
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Lights, camera, action!

Over the years, Boeing aircraft and facilities have earned leading and supporting roles throughout Hollywood. Here's a list of some of these productions and the products Boeing and its heritage companies played within them:

“King Kong” 1933, P-12 biplanes
“Test Pilot” 1938, YB-17
“I Wanted Wings” 1941, BT-9, T-6
“Air Force” 1943, B-17
“Tender Comrade” 1943, Douglas Aircraft Co. cafeteria
“Memphis Belle” 1943 and 2000, B-17
“30 Seconds Over Tokyo” 1944, B-25 Mitchell
“12 O’Clock High” 1949, B-17
“With a Song in My Heart” 1952, Boeing 314 Clipper
“Strategic Air Command” 1955, B-36, B-47, KC-97
“The War Lover” 1962, B-17
“A Gathering of Eagles” 1963, B-52, KC-135
“Boeing Boeing” 1965, Boeing 707
“Airport” 1970, Boeing 707
“The Right Stuff” 1983, Mercury spacecraft
“Swing Shift” 1984, Douglas Aircraft Co. plant
“Top Gun” 1986, Douglas A-4, TA-4 Skyhawk
“Fire Birds” 1990, AH-64 Apache
“Speed” 1994, MD 520N helicopter
“Clear and Present Danger” 1994, F/A-18 Hornet
“Apollo 13” 1995, Apollo and Saturn spacecraft
“Executive Decision” 1996, Boeing 747
“Mission: Impossible” 1996, MD 520N helicopter
“Volcano” 1997, Douglas Aircraft Co. parking lot, Long Beach, Calif.
“Starship Troopers” 1997, B-17
“Godzilla” 1998, F/A-18 Hornet, Harpoon missiles, AH-64 Apache
“Black Hawk Down” 2001, MH-6 Little Bird
“Behind Enemy Lines” 2001, F/A-18F Super Hornet
“About Schmidt” 2002, DC-9




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