Dang it! Like I need another Apple thing. Tempting.
I dare say compared to most of their other stuff, this one is worth the price.
Oooooh, I see 332nd planes and pilots in there. I’ll definitely save our month free trial to A+ for this one.
Oh heck that was impressive!
And… Red tails! Hell yeah! I hope they’ll do honor them right this time.
Like all of You here I’m sure.I Love “Band of Brothers” and “The Pacific”…This seems worthy of The Hype as Well
Between this and the upcoming Microprose B-17 sim, could 2024 be the year of the Flying Fortress?
You may well be right ! Cliffs of Dover have also announced inclusion of the B-17 in an upcoming release. Reddit - Dive into anything
Sorry @Troll did not see this.
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I’ll find a way to watch, but if authentic (and I’m sure it will be) will be horrific with 25% of crews lost.
My grandfather crewed Liberty ships in WW2 for about 3 years making multiple convoy trips and even a few solo voyages across the Atlantic at the height of the Uboats. He always said he felt sorry for the bomber crews. Kinda puts it in perspective.
I wonder how they will appear in the series.
From what I heard about Masters of the Air, it will be centered about the 8th AF 100th Bombardment Group, based in England. 332nd Fighter Group were based in the Med… They did escort missions to the north too, with the 15th AF.
Will they just be sharing air with the 100th, or will the series actually cover action in the Med as well?
Come to think of it, Apple should do a series of the 332nd Fighter Group too! They deserve a lot better than that movie…
Give it to Ryan Coogler and Ta-Nehisi Coats this time.
Yeah and the aviation scene+CGI team from TG Maverick!
I mean, that makes sense with the Tuskegee Airmen, especially early in their war. The 99th flew P-39s and P-40s out of North Africa before moving to Sicily and Ramitelli.
I am expecting a fair bit of ‘poetic licence’ with the storytelling, but if it is along the lines of Band of Brothers and The Pacific then I will probably be happy. I have seen a couple of good documentaries about, or featuring, the ‘Tuskegee Airmen’ and would love to see a realistic dramatisation of the 99th (i.e. better than a certain movie IMHO).
That will teach me to FFWD through a topic. Scroll up a bit and…
I am going to go out on a limb here and say (not just because I was born in NZ) that if you want to make that movie for an international audience give it to Peter Jackson and Taika Waititi:
Jackson. Because he is not only a brilliant film maker who could bring the action scenes to life, but loves all things aviation e.g. Wingnut Wings scale models and the stalled/cancelled/development hell that is the remake of The Dambusters.
Waititi. Because he has the cultural sensitivity and would instill just the required amount of humour to go with the seriousness of the topic. Saying this as I finish watching the final season of Reservation Dogs which is one of the best series I have watched… ever.