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Old June 3 2011, 01:49 AM   #31
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Re: Blue Thunder vs. Airwolf

The movie Blue Thunder was better than the TV show Airwolf, but Airwolf wold win a battle between the two.
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Old June 3 2011, 02:47 AM   #32
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Re: Blue Thunder vs. Airwolf

What was it, that Blue Thunder was more nose heavy than the saratoga or something like that?

I liked the movie Blue Thunder, so I'll pick it over Airwolf simply because Airwolf was stupid.

And it had Roy in it, which makes it 1000x better
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Old June 3 2011, 02:52 AM   #33
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Re: Blue Thunder vs. Airwolf

I was told of a person who did not believe there was such a show as Airwolf. She thought people were kidding her until it's existence was proven.
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Old June 5 2011, 06:13 AM   #34
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Airwolf would always win purely because of their superior theme music
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(Clint Eastwood in Firefox would kick both their butts though...)
Firefox Vs Airwolf Vs Blue Thunder Vs Knight Rider Vs Streethawk...

I'd pay good money to see that film...not to mention buy the soundtrack!

Anyone remember the day Airwolf went up against Redwolf? That would have been cool, except despite being the equal of AW (and with an added "laser") RW chased AW for ages but couldn't hit it, then Airwolf just turned round and shot it once and downed it!

Man how many Hughes 500's crashed/blew up in the 80s!
It's funny that you should mention Firefox.

If one looks closely at both Firefox and Blue Thunder, one will definately notice alot of similarities. Especially when it comes to Airwolf.
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Old June 5 2011, 07:28 AM   #35
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I think what you are trying to say is Airwolf borrowed heavily from both Firefox and Blue Thunder. I don't see much similarity between Firefox and Blue Thunder however.
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Old June 5 2011, 02:24 PM   #36
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Airwolf would easily win a fight between the two choppers.
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Old June 5 2011, 10:46 PM   #37
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Re: Blue Thunder vs. Airwolf

The fact is Blue Thunder was designed for urban pacification in the case of major public disorder bordering on insurrection.

Airwolf was designed to stand toe-to-toe with modern mach-capable jet fighters.

Both are superb in their fields, but Airwolf would have the edge in a head-to-head encounter.
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Old June 5 2011, 10:51 PM   #38
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It might depend on the pilots and the location, Schneider did go toe to toe with F-16s if I recall correctly?
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Old June 6 2011, 01:12 AM   #39
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Re: Blue Thunder vs. Airwolf

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It might depend on the pilots and the location, Schneider did go toe to toe with F-16s if I recall correctly?
Though that was in urban environment where they didn't have the room to manouver which put the Blue Thunder at an advantage.
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Old June 6 2011, 01:34 AM   #40
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Re: Blue Thunder vs. Airwolf

The helicopter that they used for Airwolf was returned to civilian service and crashed a few years ago in Europe. Spooky. Between that and Jan Michael Vincent's troubles, Airwolf Curse, anyone?
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Old June 6 2011, 03:47 AM   #41
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I'd hardly cause one actor having a rough life and a prop from the show breaking 30 years later a curse!
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Old June 6 2011, 05:47 AM   #42
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Let's not forget that Roy Scheider went mano-a-mano with Malcolm McDowell near the end of the film. That final duel between Blue Thunder and the Hughes 500 was definately action thrilled.
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Old June 6 2011, 09:36 AM   #43
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It might depend on the pilots and the location, Schneider did go toe to toe with F-16s if I recall correctly?
Though that was in urban environment where they didn't have the room to manouver which put the Blue Thunder at an advantage.
True, but one of Airwolf's strengths was its speed, and that would be negated in an urban environment. It'd still have the missiles that Blue Thunder didn't though, and I don't even think Blue Thunder had chaff or flare dispensers did it.
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Old June 6 2011, 04:18 PM   #44
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Re: Blue Thunder vs. Airwolf

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It might depend on the pilots and the location, Schneider did go toe to toe with F-16s if I recall correctly?
Though that was in urban environment where they didn't have the room to manouver which put the Blue Thunder at an advantage.
True, but one of Airwolf's strengths was its speed, and that would be negated in an urban environment. It'd still have the missiles that Blue Thunder didn't though, and I don't even think Blue Thunder had chaff or flare dispensers did it.
Nope but then again it wasn't intended to go head to head against missile armed opponenets.

Now while I think the missiles going target in the movie were a bit much (the good guy has to survive right?) air to air missile aren't the best thing for combat in large city with skycrapers etc.
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Old June 6 2011, 04:47 PM   #45
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The helicopter that they used for Airwolf was returned to civilian service and crashed a few years ago in Europe. Spooky. Between that and Jan Michael Vincent's troubles, Airwolf Curse, anyone?
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