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Sky Fighters (Les chevaliers du ciel ) is a 2005 French action film starring Benoît Magimel and Clovis Cornillac as French Air Force pilots who uncover a conspiracy that involves terrorists stealing fighters. Directed by Gérard Pirès, the film is based on the French children's series Les chevaliers du ciel ("The Knights of the Sky"), which was based on the comic series Tanguy et Laverdure, although the character names are different. The film could be described as France's answer to Top Gun, as the production was granted full cooperation with the French Air Force. Unlike Top Gun, where most of the filming of the pilots was done on a soundstage, the actors in this film actually were filmed while flying in the actual jets. The majority of the aerial battles also were done with specially designed camera pods fitted to the Mirage 2000 fighters.
The following weapons were used in the film Sky Fighters:
Captains Antoine "Walk'n" Marchelli (Benoît Magimel) and Sébastien "Fahrenheit" Vallois (Clovis Cornillac) briefly use AKMS rifles taken from terrorists.
Terrorists are armed with Arsenal AR-SF carbines. "Ipod" (Jean-Baptiste Puech) uses one briefly as well.
Terrorists are armed with AKS-74Us when they capture the jets.
Terrorists are armed with AIMR carbines.
Norinco Type 56
Terrorists are armed with Norinco Type 56s.
One terrorists is armed with an FN FNC.
One terrorist is armed with an M16A1.
A terrorist shoots the tanker crew with a SIG-Sauer P232. Bertrand (Philippe Torreton) uses a suppressed P232 in the end.
The air crews are issued Glock 26 pistols for personal protection, but they are taken away by the terrorists.
French Air Force guards carry FAMAS rifles.
Beretta 92F Non-gun
Terrorists shoot the real Major Barth with a Beretta 92F Non-gun.
Steyr SSG 69
As Walk'n and Fahrenheit watch the Bastille Day festivities from home, a Steyr SSG 69 is shown. Since they actually filmed on Bastille Day, it's not clear if this is actually just stock footage.
Walk'n shoots down the rogue Mirage 2000 with his DEFA 554 cannon.
Matra R.550 Magic
Walk'n blows up the remaining Mirage 2000 with a single Matra R.550 Magic heat seeking missile.
Matra Super 530
Walk'n blows up the last rogue Mirage 2000 with a single Matra Super 530 missile.
Crotale Surface-to-Air missile
A Crotale missile launcher is seen outside of the Special Missions base.