Flight of the Intruder – Skyraider magnificat!

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  • Last reply 1 year, 7 months ago
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  • Greg Kittinger said 1 year, 8 months ago:

    Ok – since no one else has bitten yet, I cannot pass up one of my favorite films of all time – Flight of the Intruder. My dad (F-4 pilot in VN) said it was the best depiction of the air war for a pilot over VN that he had ever seen. I’ve already built an A-6 in high-res livery, so I’m going for the Skyraider. Given the long lead time for this build, I think I can manage all three I have planned.

  • James B Robinson said 1 year, 8 months ago:

    Great choice Greg. Awesome movie.

  • david leigh-smith said 1 year, 8 months ago:

    Brilliant, Greg. Never seen this one, it’s now on the list to watch. Have to have a movie poster…

    And a bonus…

  • Chuck A. Villanueva said 1 year, 7 months ago:

    Excellent choice. SANDY’s working it and cleaning house. Clearing the LZ for the Jolly Greens to come in and rescue. Good movie and even better book.

  • Jeff Bailey said 1 year, 7 months ago:

    David @dirtylittlefokker it’s MY turn to be surprised: you’ve never seen “Flight of the Intruder?” Not only is it a great movie, it is the beginning book of a great series of books featuring the primary character, Jake Grafton. It follows his rise in rank and command and his Naval career. Stephen Coonts is the author and Mr. Coonts tells a pretty good story with plenty of realism and knowledge of equipment, having been an A6 pilot in Viet Nam and an A6 instructor. I highly recommend the movie AND the books. Here are the books in their suggested reading order. I haven’t read the last 3 or 4. They’re not all Hollyweird – though many SHOULD be!

    Jake Grafton Series
    Note: The list below represents Stephen Coonts’ suggested reading order.[5]
    # Title Publication Date ISBN Notes
    1 Flight of the Intruder 1986 0-87021-200-1 filmed in 1991
    2 The Intruders 1994 1-59114-128-1
    3 Final Flight 1988 0-385-24555-6
    4 The Minotaur 1989 0-440-20742-8
    5 Under Siege 1990 0-671-72229-8
    6 The Red Horseman 1993 0-671-74887-4
    7 Cuba 1999 0-312-20521-X Also featuring Tommy Carmellini
    8 Hong Kong 2000 0-312-25339-7 Also featuring Tommy Carmellini
    9 America 2001 0-312-25341-9 Also featuring Tommy Carmellini
    10 Liberty 2003 0-312-28361-X Also featuring Tommy Carmellini

    Great idea, Greg!

  • david leigh-smith said 1 year, 7 months ago:

    Ok, I’m in, Jeff. I’m glad this Group Build seems to be introducing iModelers to all sorts of shows and movies. Cheers, Jeff!

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