Old Korean War propaganda film playing on UTube : Lots of great shots of Migs!

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Old Korean War propaganda film playing on UTube : Lots of great shots of Migs!

Joined: October 7th, 2007, 4:55 am

August 12th, 2012, 4:50 pm #1

Imagine "The Hunters" from the viewpoint of Communist Chinese.

I don't have the link, because the full length feature is in YouTube segments. Just type in "Korean War Chinese Jet Dogfight" and look for a black and white dramatic movie.

It appears to be a film from the 1954-55 era. I think I've spotted a Mig-17 or two, and that suggests post 1954 in China.

The story line is that a group of Chinese aviators volunteer to fight in Korea. Their objective is to kill the villain, a "Captain McKay" who flys a Sabre for the USAF. "McKay" typically escorts a group of bombers, which are actually models of F-84's, F9F's, F-94's and B-26's.

The most interesting aspect of the production, by far, is the in-theatre/real life shots of Mig-15's in their Chinese livery, at what appears to be Chinese airfields. If the production team did nothing ot the Migs, after the war, all PLAAF Migs were devoid of markings. This film shows Chinese script on the side of the Migs, no insignia, no unit markings. Just propaganda slogans on the fuselage. Although the airfields are sanitized of all other aircraft, we do get a glimpse of Po-2 in one air to air shot.

Of course it is always alarming to see the ridiculus distortions, falsehoods, and outright lies about the American airmen and their mission. They are universally unattractive, gum-chewing, ciggie smoking lay-abouts and drunks, with girly pics above their bunks, and no other talent save for flying bomb trucks. They speak of plans to take over all of Korea, and the world. They are in cahoots with evil South Korean pilots who fly the B-26's. They bomb civilian targets and go after medical supply caravans and ambulances.

It's still a great film; a time-capsule of the PLAAF. An absolute gold mine for Korean War afficiandos who want to see all the variations of markings of that forgotten war.
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August 12th, 2012, 5:39 pm #2

And i actually could understand a tiny little bit.

The year was 1952.

#1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpiIBiYZ ... ure=relmfu

#2; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGgvPZse ... ure=relmfu

#3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAw0c2vT ... ure=relmfu

#4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb2G5c5X3UE

and as an extra: USAAF evaluation of the MiG 15.



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August 12th, 2012, 6:09 pm #3

Maybe it was directed by Inoshiro Honda(LOL)!
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August 13th, 2012, 12:19 am #4

And i actually could understand a tiny little bit.

The year was 1952.

#1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpiIBiYZ ... ure=relmfu

#2; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGgvPZse ... ure=relmfu

#3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAw0c2vT ... ure=relmfu

#4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb2G5c5X3UE

and as an extra: USAAF evaluation of the MiG 15.



There is no such thing as an unbuildable kit, just some kits one may consider not worth building.

Ive realized that most people ... tend not to be direct when they feel something is shoddy because they want to be liked, "which is actually a vain trait".
[Walter Isaacson's (author of Steve Jobs) recounting of his interview with Jony Ive, Chief Designer at Apple @ page p. 461]



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at least some of the ice skating scenes are nice.
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August 13th, 2012, 5:27 am #5

Imagine "The Hunters" from the viewpoint of Communist Chinese.

I don't have the link, because the full length feature is in YouTube segments. Just type in "Korean War Chinese Jet Dogfight" and look for a black and white dramatic movie.

It appears to be a film from the 1954-55 era. I think I've spotted a Mig-17 or two, and that suggests post 1954 in China.

The story line is that a group of Chinese aviators volunteer to fight in Korea. Their objective is to kill the villain, a "Captain McKay" who flys a Sabre for the USAF. "McKay" typically escorts a group of bombers, which are actually models of F-84's, F9F's, F-94's and B-26's.

The most interesting aspect of the production, by far, is the in-theatre/real life shots of Mig-15's in their Chinese livery, at what appears to be Chinese airfields. If the production team did nothing ot the Migs, after the war, all PLAAF Migs were devoid of markings. This film shows Chinese script on the side of the Migs, no insignia, no unit markings. Just propaganda slogans on the fuselage. Although the airfields are sanitized of all other aircraft, we do get a glimpse of Po-2 in one air to air shot.

Of course it is always alarming to see the ridiculus distortions, falsehoods, and outright lies about the American airmen and their mission. They are universally unattractive, gum-chewing, ciggie smoking lay-abouts and drunks, with girly pics above their bunks, and no other talent save for flying bomb trucks. They speak of plans to take over all of Korea, and the world. They are in cahoots with evil South Korean pilots who fly the B-26's. They bomb civilian targets and go after medical supply caravans and ambulances.

It's still a great film; a time-capsule of the PLAAF. An absolute gold mine for Korean War afficiandos who want to see all the variations of markings of that forgotten war.
A villain named McKay? Glad someone has got it right ;-) n/t
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