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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
The China Clipper depicted in ''[[Raiders of the Lost Ark]]'' should be a Martin M-130 plane, but during the filming of the movie, the production crew discovered that there was a Short Solent Mark III flying boat undergoing restoration in Oakland. Short Solents were not actually made until the late 1940s. Using matte paintings and compositie photography, the unseaworthy plane was made to look like it was being boarded in the water.<ref>''[[From Star Wars To Indiana Jones - The Best of the Lucasfilm Archives]]</ref>
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The China Clipper depicted in ''[[Raiders of the Lost Ark]]'' should be a Martin M-130 plane, but during the filming of the movie, the production crew discovered that there was a Short Solent Mark III flying boat undergoing restoration in Oakland. Short Solents were not actually made until the late 1940s. Using matte paintings and compositie photography, the non-seaworthy plane was made to look like it was being boarded in the water.<ref>''[[From Star Wars To Indiana Jones - The Best of the Lucasfilm Archives]]</ref>
   
For the flying shots during ''Raiders of the Lost Ark'', a model was used. The practical Short Solent Mark III flying boat sits on display at the Oakland Aviation Museum in [[California]], and visitors can enter it.<ref>[https://sites.google.com/site/youngindyfilmlocations/indiana-jones-film-locations/raiders-of-the-lost-ark-film-locations Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Filming Locations] at [https://sites.google.com/site/youngindyfilmlocations YoungIndyLocations.com]</ref>
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For the flying shots during ''Raiders of the Lost Ark'', a model was used. The actual Short Solent Mark III flybing boat actually resides on display at the Oakland Aviation Museum in [[California]], and the tourists and visitors can actually enter in it.<ref>[https://sites.google.com/site/youngindyfilmlocations/indiana-jones-film-locations/raiders-of-the-lost-ark-film-locations Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Filming Locations] at [https://sites.google.com/site/youngindyfilmlocations YoungIndyLocations.com]</ref>
   
Pan Am had been making trans-Pacific mail flights since November [[1935]], but the first scheduled trans-Pacific passenger service left San Francisco on October 21, [[1936]], and took two weeks to reach the Philippines and return. If the Indiana Jones timeline matches the real world timeline, it dates the related scene of ''Raiders of the Lost Ark'' to no earlier than October 21, 1936.
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Pan Am had been making trans-Pacific mail flights since November [[1935]], but the first scheduled trans-Pacific passenger service left San Francisco on October 21, 1936, and took two weeks to reach the Philippines and return. If the Indiana Jones timeline matches the real world timeline, it dates the related scene of ''Raiders of the Lost Ark'' to no earlier than October 21, [[1936]].
   
 
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