Blue Thunder is a specially modified helicopter. It is for police work, but is armed and designed to counter street insurgencies. Its makers want to show what it will do, but have to train Los Angeles Police pilot Frank Murphy to fly and use it in order to allow it to operate in the city. Murphy and the project pilot have differences going back to Vietnam. The conflict between them continues to heat up as Murphy begins to suspect that Blue Thunder is more than has been disclosed. Written by
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The Skies Will Never Be the Same!
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FAA have to approve every single piece of equipment hung on the helicopter. They actually have inspectors checking the manufacturing of "The Special", i.e. Blue Thunder, to make sure it is airworthy. See more
At the beginning of the demonstration, the skid gear of the camera helicopter and the feet of the cameraman are seen behind Blue Thunder. See more
[Braddock and Murphy have watched Blue Thunder perform a selective firepower demonstration
Well, look at that, all the red dummies are blown to hell.
And a few white ones!
One civilian dead for every ten terrorists. That's an acceptable ratio.
[Leaning closer to Braddock
Unless you're one of the civilians!
The hardware, weaponry and surveillance systems depicted in this film are real and in use in the United States today. See more
Referenced in Glitch!