Boeing Stearman PT-17: The Iron Mask.

Image captured from “Biggles” (1986) movie. Awful is a too mild adjective to describe that film. A weak story and utterly appalling acting (Peter Cushing apart) poorly mixed with some neat aviation action sequences. (Spoilers Alert). Granted, the Stampe vs Stearman fantasy is quite hard to swallow…., and that funny Bell 206 time travel.
The best part of this disaster to me is German “Ace” Eric Von Stalhein’s headgear; a customised Luftstreitkräfte (Imperial German Air Service) cork and leather safety flight helmet equipped with a sort of stunning metal visor.

The “bad guys” are always the best dressed.


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