With the recent posts about shortwave radio in films (Star Wars and Star Trek), I remembered a scene from Avengers: Age of Ultron where I thought I spotted a vintage Hallicrafters receiver.
In the scene, Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) is using an “old school spy method” to find the whereabouts of Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson). I remembered Haweye sitting in front of a 1940s era radio.
This weekend, I found the clip from the movie (first time I had seen it since the theatre) and sure enough, I’m positive this is a Hallicrafters. Click on the images above or below to enlarge.
I can’t quite determine the Halli model, though–can anyone ID it?
The images aren’t the best: the scene is dark and the radio at quite an angle. Still, there’s no mistaking that Hallicrafters glow.
I think there’s a good chance it’s the same model I have in my radio shack: the Hallicrafters SX-24 ‘Sky Defiant‘–but I can’t quite confirm. Perhaps it’s an SX-28?
Can anyone provide a positive ID? Please comment!
Thanks for posting this, I thought it was a Skyrider, and really pleased to see I was right. Mine is currently in Scotland
Its a sx 24 marked clearly on the black dial cover.
Oh yeah? Does anyone remember near the end of the flick Wrong Turn, when they’re up in that fire tower? Isn’t that an Icom IC-745 that they try to call for help on? OK, everyone movin’ to Netflix to check that out? Ha…
It could also be SX-25 Super Defiant as both models look quite similar.