A model miniature FA-18 missile from the production of Roland Emmerich’s 1996 sci-fi action film Independence Day.
FA-18 fighter planes were used and fired their missiles in numerous sequences throughout the film – memorable instances include their initial engagement with the alien ships over Washington where many aircraft were destroyed. Later, Captain Steven Hiller’s (Will Smith) FA-18 crashed in a canyon after a dogfight with an alien ship, and President Thomas J. Whitmore’s (Bill Pullman) flew heroically near the end of the movie.
This missile is one of multiple missiles made for the production of the FA-18 destruction sequences, where unfired missiles and parts of the aircraft were seen flying through the air as alien ships destroyed them.
Made from resin, the missile is follow and features realistic metal-coloured paintwork, coloured banding and rib detail – it is blue inside. Two fins are still attached, although one has been snapped off halfway – the pointed front part of the missile has similarly been broken away. The item has been distressed for production to create a scorched, battered appearance for the violent explosions of the dogfight scenes. Black paint smudges and scratch details recreate battle damage, and blue sections of the underlying resin show through where parts have been snapped off.These details aside, the item remains in fair overall condition.
Item size - 7.87" x 2.36" x 0.59" (20cm x 6cm x 1.5cm)
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.