JACK reaches out to him.
(yelling above noise)
JACK struggles to keep his plane flying as smooth as possible - all
around the swirling DOGFIGHT continues. The German REACHES OUT for
JACK'S HAND ...
BAM! BAM! BAM! A SUDDEN BURST OF GUNFIRE hits the GERMAN. He looks at
JACK with a kind of confused SORROW ... and ROLLS OFF THE WING.
ANOTHER CAMEL is flying just a few feet off JACK'S TAIL . .. It dives
TRACER FIRE rips into JACK'S PLANE ... He SPINS AROUND, confronted with
a TERRIFYING SIGHT!
The 24 gaudily painted FOKKER TRI-PLANES of VON RICHTOFEN'S FLYING
CIRCUS are diving down towards them. The hunters have just become THE
HUNTED! Before JACK can react, the TRI-PLANES swoop into the dogfight
The sky is suddenly filled with nearly 50 planes wheeling around in a
desperate life and death struggle. From a distance they look like a
swarm of angry bees against a spectacular backdrop of cumulous cloud
rising in towering columns.
Close in, it's stomach churning, noisy and violent as terrified pilots
throw their planes around the sky in a desperate attempt to blast
bullets into each other. You may have seen movie dogfights before, but
you haven't seen one like this!
JACK wrenches the control stick, sending his Camel through a series of
TIGHT TURNS, wincing as BOILING CASTOR OIL from the rotary engine SLAPS
INTO HIS FACE there are so many planes that collision is as threatening
as the deadly TRACER FIRE that zips in all directions.
MATT fires at a TRI-PLANE, the blast of his guns causing his plane to
tremble violently. The TRI-PLANE'S TOP WING breaks away, sending the
German into a fatal spin.