24 x 30 in
SOLD - Fine-art reproductions available. This painting depicts pilot Paul Mantz and cameraman Elmer Dyer filming a scene for the 1938 film "Men with Wings", from a Lockheed Sirius 8C, one of many camera platforms operated by Mantz. An ex-United Airlines Boeing model 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 delivered with enclosed cockpits that interfered with filming).