For the first time, Aero Gatineau-Ottawa presents a replica of the Japanese Zero aircraft used in the 1970 film Tora! Tora! Tora! As well as in the television series Baa Baa Blacksheep.
The Zero TORA 101 replica was originally in service with the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1952 to 1968. Purchased by Twentieth Century Fox, the plane flew 197 hours during the filming of Tora! Tora! Tora! This Japanese-American film, released in 1970, tackles the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941. From an American and Japanese point of view, which makes it very realistic, the film lists all the mistakes and accidents behind this attack so devastating to American forces.
Baa Baa Black Sheep and later Black Sheep Squadron is an American television series based on the prowess of Gregory “Pappy” Boyington and his Black Sheep Squadron during the Pacific War during World War II. The series depicts the adventures of these nonconformist and reckless pilots flying their Corsair.
During AERO Gatineau-Ottawa, the Aircraft will conduct a combat simulation with a Canadian Vintage Wings aircraft.
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