Approved | | Action, Drama, Romance
Capt. Jim Gordon's command of the famed American mercenary fighter group in China is complicated by the recruitment of an old friend who is a reckless hotshot.
The American airplanes are Curtiss P-40 Warhawks. They went into service in 1938 and were modified version of the Curtiss P-36 Hawk, with the radial engines replaced by an Alison V-12, swapping the P-36's snub-nosed appearance for the sleek pointed nose.
Where do you think you are, with some broken-down flying circus?
Woody Jason: Aw, it would've been a cinch; I was ridin' the murder-spot right above those Jap bombers! If I had ammo, I'd have blown them clear out of China!
Jim Gordon: Instead, you wasted a good ship!
Woody Jason: Hey, you ...
One of the scenes of the "Japanese" anti-aircraft gunners firing actually shows Chinese Troops (recognizable due to their wearing German style helmets.)
Also available in a computer colorized version.