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This painting depicts Paul Mantz and cameraman Elmer Dyer filming a scene for the 1940 film, “Men with Wings,“ from a Lockheed Sirius 8C, one of many camera aircraft operated by Mantz. An ex-United Airlines Boeing 247D masquerades as the Falconer “secret bomber,“ pursued by two Army P-12s (Boeing Model 100s). The Sirius was modified with a 360-degree camera mount in the rear cockpit, an enlarged windscreen, and removal of the turtledeck fairing (the aircraft was originally delivered with enclosed cockpits that interfered with filming).


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