U-571 - what was that "long range reconnaissance plane"

Discussion in 'Aviation' started by DAVIDICUS, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. DAVIDICUS

    DAVIDICUS Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2005
    Messages:
    915
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    I was up early this morning and was watching this rather disappointing movie.

    What was that plane that buzzed the sub twice? It was referred to as a" long range reconnaissance" plane.
     
  2. vikingBerserker

    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Messages:
    24,069
    Likes Received:
    655
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Korporate Kontrolleur
    Location:
    South Carolina
    If you are referring to the real U-571, I believe it was the Sunderland.
     
  3. B-17engineer

    B-17engineer Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2007
    Messages:
    14,953
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    model builder
    Location:
    Revis Island.
    But if in the movie it looks like a single engined fighter, if your referring to the day scene.
     
  4. DAVIDICUS

    DAVIDICUS Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2005
    Messages:
    915
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Yes, I am referring to the movie.

    It looks kind of like a Macchi Mc202/205 or Fiat G.55 with the radiator under center line of the fuselage where the wings are and the profile of the wings but it also appears to have 4 .20mm cannons in the wings. ????
     
  5. GrauGeist

    GrauGeist Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Messages:
    15,195
    Likes Received:
    2,032
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Public Safety Automotive Technician
    Location:
    Redding, California
    Home Page:
    I have seen the aircraft in the movie referred to as an early 40's Swiss attack trainer?
     
  6. Wildcat

    Wildcat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2005
    Messages:
    8,857
    Likes Received:
    376
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Workin' for the man....
    Location:
    South East Queensland
    It's a Fiat G.59, of which there are I believe two airworthy i n the World. Here's a pic I took of the second Australian based one.
     

    Attached Files:

  7. DAVIDICUS

    DAVIDICUS Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2005
    Messages:
    915
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    #7 DAVIDICUS, Sep 19, 2009
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2009
    You may be right. It had just a slight gull wing appearance as it was coming straight on and looked like it had a Merlin engine as opposed to the inverted DB. I understand that some were outfitted with four 20mm's too.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. DAVIDICUS

    DAVIDICUS Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2005
    Messages:
    915
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
  9. vikingBerserker

    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Messages:
    24,069
    Likes Received:
    655
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Korporate Kontrolleur
    Location:
    South Carolina
    That actually looks spiffy in German colors.
     
  10. Wildcat

    Wildcat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2005
    Messages:
    8,857
    Likes Received:
    376
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Workin' for the man....
    Location:
    South East Queensland
    Nice pic Dave. Incidently enough, the G-59 in Australia was used as a Luftwaffe fighter (albeit in the above camo) in the Sahara remake.
     
Loading...

Share This Page