Here’s Top Gun: “Maverick” Actor Tom Cruise $4 Million Dollar American WWII Fighter jet

Thomas Cruise is an American actor and producer famous known for Top Gun famous movies from back in the 80s

In Top Gun actor Thomas Cruise played a role of  United States Naval Aviator LT Pete “Maverick” Mitchell flying the F-14A Tomcat aboard USS Enterprise (CVN-65). He also learned to fly an Airbus AS350 helicopter for some of the scenes in last summer’s Mission Impossible: Fallout.

It seems that the actor got the flying bug while filming.

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Since then, In real life, the millionaire Top Gun star Tom Cruise is reported to own anywhere from three to five private jets including a $20M Gulfstream

Tom Cruise has held a pilot’s license since 1994 and he often pilots all of the private jets that he owns m

Although quite luxurious when flying privately, Cruise purchased a rugged World War II fighter namely, a P-51 Mustang.

Here's Top Gun: “Maverick” Actor Tom Cruise $4 Million Dollar American WWII Fighter jet

This Mustang has a serial number of 44-12840 and was built in 1946. It was donated to the Civil Air Patrol unit and eventually ended up in a museum in Illinois. It was later completely restored by 1997 by Art Teeters and four years later was bought by Tom Cruise in 2001.

He renamed it to Kiss Me Kate after his ex-wife, Kate Holmes.

Here's Top Gun: “Maverick” Actor Tom Cruise $4 Million Dollar American WWII Fighter jet

on Sept. 7, 2018 “Top Gun” star Tom Cruise flew into Marana to refuel a vintage airplane. He was spotted in dressed in a military-style pilot’s jumpsuit, was seen outside the cockpit of a 1944 P-51 Mustang at Marana Regional Airport, and shown in a photograph tweeted out by the town.

Here's Top Gun: “Maverick” Actor Tom Cruise $4 Million Dollar American WWII Fighter jet

On September 14 Tom Cruise’s P-51 Mustang and the special colored F/A-18F Super Hornet used to film Top Gun sequel was spotted at NAS Lemoore on Sept. 14.

Here's Top Gun: “Maverick” Actor Tom Cruise $4 Million Dollar American WWII Fighter jet

We gathered up some great pictures of this warbird and it seems like it’s in good hands. Tom apparently loves flying it but more importantly, it is in the hands of a man who can afford to keep her flying.

Kiss Me Kate is stored at Valhalla Aviation in Los Angeles and is getting all the work done she needs.

 

Top Gun sequel dubbed Top Gun: “Maverick” filming is underway right now. The upcoming film, slated for release on June 26, 2020, in the U.S., is likely entering the final stages of its production phase before going to post-production and editing.

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Here's Top Gun: “Maverick” Actor Tom Cruise $4 Million Dollar American WWII Fighter jet

Top Gun: Maverick will reportedly revolve around Tom Cruise’s Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell as he trains Bradley Bradshaw who is a pilot trainee, as well as the son of Maverick’s late partner Nick “Goose” Bradshaw (who was played by Anthony Edwards in the original 1986 film).

Bradshaw will be played by actor Miles Teller. Additionally, the new film will also feature Val Kilmer returning as Commander Thomas “Iceman” Kazansky, plus Jennifer Connelly, Glen Powell and Ed Harris will all also be appearing.

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10 comments

  1. A P-51 is not a WWII fighter “Jet”. Correct the headline

  2. Not a jet. It’s as fast as some jets, but not a jet. First clue, the blades on the front. Second clue, don’t walk into them, when they’re spinning. They’re still there, they didn’t magically disappear when motor started.

  3. Who wrote that headline? Its not a jet ?

  4. A piston engine powered jet. What will they think if next.

  5. George P Rosenblatt

    A P51 Mustang is not a Fighter Jet.

  6. “Fighter Jet”? It is a plane. The propeller should be your clue.

  7. “AMERICAN WWII FIGHTER JET” ….We didn’t have jets in WWII.

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