- Jan 3, 2014
Wasn't that an L-4 (military Cub), instead of an L-19?One of the greatest moments in aviation in the movies is in Battle Of The Bulge, where Henry Fonda has his pilot shut off his engine to listen for an armored column in zero visibility fog.
I admit the technical fails in the film are many and glaring, but that scene and a few others, are great cinema.
Bird Dog.Wasn't that an L-4 (military Cub), instead of an L-19?
So in the REAL Battle of the Bulge it would have been an L4?Bird Dog.
They used an L-19 in "Patton," too.
L-3, L-4, possibly an L-5.So in the REAL Battle of the Bulge it would have been an L4?
Pure Hollywood "Magic," I'm afraid. It's obviously something run up by the prop department.At least the in-flight pictures with Henry Fonda in the rear seat looked cramped enough to be an L4.