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L36-03.10.09 Filming Top Gun

<p>L36-03.10.09 Filming Top Gun</p>
Title: L36-03.10.09 Filming Top Gun
Caption:

This shows a close up of the articulate dummy that playsthe role of Tom Cruise’s Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) during the underwaterrescue scenes. It was during that filming that Tom Cruise became entangled inthe parachute lines attached to the dummy that was itself being pulled to thebottom by a strong current.

 
Description: The crushed helmet is supposed to represent the damage done during ejection, when the canopy failed to separate from the aircraft.
 
Accession #: L36
Catalog #: L36-03.10.09
Original Creator: PH2 Michael D. P. Flynn FLTAVCOMPAC, San Diego
Circa this Year: 1985
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