“Six Turnin’ and Four Burnin'” Scene
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Ten In One
The “Strategic Air Command” movie did not disappoint when it came to featuring these WWII planes. Seeing this B-36 takeoff (no CGI!) will leave you breathless! Those kinds of shots are what you’re gonna get if one of your stars was an actual veteran pilot.
A massive plane such as the B-36 needed a total of 10 engines to fly. 6 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-53 radial piston engines, and 4 more GE J47 turbojet engines were rigged to these bombers. Though, to be fair, it’s not easy to make a 162-ft-long-230-ft-wingspan plane fly.
If any Hollywood star was capable of flying one for a movie, don’t look any further than Jimmy Stewart. He had a pilot’s license even before enlisting in the Air Force – he knew what it took to fly them!