The latest Eon Productions, Sony Pictures James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, is to feature a dog fight involving a Douglas DC-3 Dakota.
In a behind-the-scenes video in the media section of the film's website the Dakota is seen taxiing, taking off and flying at low altitude.
The aircraft has been filmed in California using "spacecam" cameras onboard helicopters and what is either a nose-camera modified Aerostar aircraft corporation Super 700 or Superstar 700.
During the video Eon Production's producer Michael G. Wilson said: "We’re down here filming the aerial sequence. We’ve had them throughout the career of the Bond films, but this one we wanted to kind of have a retro dogfight. These are propeller-driven planes, not jet planes. It’s the type of plane that drugrunners would have so it fits the location."
The second propeller driven aircraft maybe the SF-260, produced by Finmeccanica company Alenia Aermachhi.
But this report could be confusing the SF-260, manufactured today by Alenia Aermachhi, with the Alenia Aermachhi MB-339.
While both are referred to as Marchetti aircraft on the internet, the Savoia-Marchetti Italian aircraft company produced the SF-260 but not the MB-399.
The pilot qouted in the commanderbond.net article owns the California and Arizona based-Planes of Fame air museum. Enquiries at Planes of Fame by Flightglobal have not been answered.