Zero Pilot (1976)


aka's: Ôzora No Samurai/Samurai Of The Sky

Based on the memoir (released in the U.S. as Samurai) written by Japanese fighter pilot Lt. (jg) Saburo Sakai, the highest-scoring Japanese naval aviator ace of WWII. Hiroshi Fujioka stars as Lt. Sakai. Also with Akihiko Hirata and Takeo Chii.

The dogfight scenes in this film were shot using radio-controlled model planes, flying at an altitude of about 1000 meters, while the camera crew filmed the flying models from a Cessna aircraft.

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Zero Pilot aka: Ôzora No Samurai/Samurai Of The Sky


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