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Urban Legend
« on: 06-13-2004 19:23 »

I just rented Secret Weapons Over Normandy for PS2.  Does anyone know the name/type of the planes that were firing at the PlanEx ship in Roswell That Ends Well?  I want to see if they're in the game.  smile


The Listmaker
Urban Legend
« Reply #1 on: 06-13-2004 19:35 »
« Last Edit on: 06-13-2004 19:35 »

I would say it was the P51 Mustang model

click this link for other WWII Aircrafts

not 100% but I couldn't find another US or British model that got that close.

edit : or google around for 'WWII aircrafts'

Starship Captain
« Reply #2 on: 06-13-2004 22:02 »

Yeah, I think your right GFF. A friend of mine is crazy with knowledge of planes in general, esp. those used in the military. I remember him telling me about the "Mustangs" aircrafts in Futurama when RWTEW first aired.

Bending Unit
« Reply #3 on: 06-13-2004 22:17 »
« Last Edit on: 06-13-2004 22:17 »

I'll one-up you all on this one.  The planes were indeed Mustangs, but to get into specifics, the aircraft in pursuit of the Planet Express Ship were P-51B Mustangs.  Here's a picture of one:

The photograph that germanfryfan found was of P-51D Mustangs, which is a later model Mustang.  The easy way to tell the difference is from the canopy shape.
Although there was a P-51D Mustang in the episode, it was not involved with chasing the spaceship:

I remember playing the original Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe, back in the day.  I loved that game!  It had a huge variety of aircraft to fly, including both P-51B and P-51D model Mustang.

« Reply #4 on: 06-14-2004 00:34 »
« Last Edit on: 06-14-2004 00:34 »

umm... I believe it's not the 51b either it's the 51a
notice the thing above the engine(air intake?) 51b is in foreground...

also p-51c for total comparison

Starship Captain
« Reply #5 on: 06-14-2004 13:13 »

it is a p-51c but anyone like the brilliant 3d
b-24 liberator in the arrival of truman scene. two of the best 3d effects of the series in that episode

Urban Legend
« Reply #6 on: 06-15-2004 15:37 »
« Last Edit on: 06-17-2004 00:00 »

The following planes are available for flight in the campaign mode of

- Hawker Hurricane Mk.I
- Supermarine Spitfire Mk.V
- Fairey Swordfish Mk.1
- Messerschmitt Bf-109 E-1
- Lockheed P-38F "Lightning"
- Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero
- De Havilland Mosquito MK.IV
- Curtis-Wright XP-55 "Ascender"
- Focke Wulf Fw-190 A-1
- Ilyushin IL-2M3 "Sturmovik"
- Chance-Vought XF5U-1 "Flying Pancake"
- Northrop XP-56 "Black Bullet"
- Messerschmitt Me-262 A-1a
- North American P-51D "Mustang"
- Gloster Meteor MK.III

My favorite is the Me-262.  470 MPH without any upgrades.  Coolest jet fighter in the war.  There are more planes, but not in campaign mode, including, taking into consideration you beat the whole campaign, the X-Wing and TIE Fighter.  800 freakin' miles an hour.  Over 1000 in a dive.

Urban Legend
« Reply #7 on: 06-17-2004 00:56 »
« Last Edit on: 06-18-2004 00:00 »

Sorry to double-post but I wanted to bump this and say that I bought a book on every military plane since 1914.  Me-262 goes, if I remember right, 525 MPH.  I don't know why, but this game got me really interested in the war and I went to the library and got like 7 books on it.

EDIT: OK, maybe not every plane like the Chance-Vought XFSU-1 "Flying Pancake", or the Junkers Ju390 (trans-Atlantic bomber), but it's pretty comprehensive.
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