Hot Shots!

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Hot Shots! (1991)

Hot Shots! is a 1991 comedy in the style of Airplane! Charlie Sheen stars as Topper Harley, a US Navy pilot who is brought back into the military for a top secret mission. Hot Shots! mainly satirizes the film Top Gun and would spawn the 1993 sequel Hot Shots! Part Deux, which would satirize the Rambo films. The cast includes Valeria Golino, Cary Elwes, and Lloyd Bridges.


The following weapons were used in the film Hot Shots!:

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ADEN cannon

Folland Gnats portray the fictional "Oscar EW 5894 Phallus Tactical Fighter Bomber" in the film. Though mostly used as a trainer aircraft, some variants of the Gnat intended for combat use carried a pair of ADEN cannons in addition to various rockets and bombs.

ADEN cannon - 30x113mm
Folland Gnats belonging to "The Navy."

M60 Machine Gun

An M60 machine gun is seen manned as a doorgun on the UH-1 Huey carrying RADM Thomas "Tug" Benson (Lloyd Bridges) arrives on the S.S. Essess aircraft carrier.

M60 machine gun with bipod folded - 7.62x51mm NATO
An M60 machine gun is seen manned as a doorgun on the UH-1 Huey carrying RADM Thomas "Tug" Benson (Lloyd Bridges) arrives on the Essess.

M61A1 Vulcan

During the carrier takeoff montage, an A-7E Corsair II is seen being prepped for launch. The A-7 carried a single M61A1 Vulcan cannon.

GE M61A1 Vulcan Cannon - 20x102mm
The M61A1's gun port seen on the Corsair II, just beneath the red intake warning paint. This appears to be footage resused from Flight of the Intruder.



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