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    Wow, EP122 was just finished and is already being put to work for film (noted on G-INFO as being owned by the US-based Friedkin family (Comanche Warbirds), just as the two Mk.I Spitfires being used are as well).

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    There is a bit of video from a Dutch TV program here: http://www.nu.nl/35828/video/schippe...lmset-urk.html
    They go along with a local entrepeneur who will be offering a 'filmset cruise' to interested parties. From 0:16 on there are shots of a GRP Spitfire with 'LC' codes and marked 'R9649'.
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    Edit: The document linked to before states that the following aircraft will be used:
    - Mk.I Spitfires G-AIST and G-CGUK
    - Mk.V Spitfire G-CISV
    - Buchon HA 1112 M1L G-AWHK
    - Blenheim G-BPIV
    - Yak-52TW N699DP
    - Two helicopters, AS350 G-WHST and AS355 G-OHCP (or similar replacement helicopters)
    - 50 light unmanned aircraft
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    Quote Originally Posted by Archer View Post
    - 50 light unmanned aircraft
    Radio-controlled?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DazDaMan View Post
    Radio-controlled?
    Drones.

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    I've just translated what it says in the document, the official term is RPAS of course...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DazDaMan View Post
    Radio-controlled?
    The production have produced an assortment of large RC models of Stukas, Spitfires and Messerschmitts (Buchons).

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    The ramp at Calais Dunkerque (Or Calais Marck as it was) this morning.



    Image courtesy of Alex, the most helpful airfield manager in all France

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    I think there was a photo of one of the Stukas the other day.
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    "That is a Roc, but could just as well be a Skua."
    Not unless it was the first prototype. ( Wing tips).
    Hours as a child looking at WW 2 Aircraft Recognition books ( Saville Sneath Penguins ) Aircraft of the Fighting Powers , Players Cigarette cards albums. It's amazing the trivia you absorb.
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    Is it a Ropestcane
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    It looks like it will be a replica Spitfire destroyed in the film.

    http://www.worldwarbirdnews.com/2016...dunkirk-movie/

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    As suspected, then, the story was wrong. What is interesting is the involvement of more or less accurate aircraft, including the Blenheim as per the other thread on this.

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    When does a radio-controlled aircraft become a drone? and/or a light unmanned aircraft? Genuine question..
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    It's all good. Probably.

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    R/C models and these multi rotored drone things all operate (or at least should) within sight of the operator. True UAV / UAS (they are often misnamed Drones) of all sizes download their location to the operator and so can be controlled when out of sight. Some are even cleverer and operate with a large deal of autonomy but they still tell their operator where they are and what they are doing.
    That's my understanding as someone who has flown a couple of UAS but could never manage an R?C model

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    Not enough in the budget to get the Kiwi Anson over unfortunately!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEEMA View Post
    "That is a Roc, but could just as well be a Skua."
    Not unless it was the first prototype. ( Wing tips).
    Hours as a child looking at WW 2 Aircraft Recognition books ( Saville Sneath Penguins ) Aircraft of the Fighting Powers , Players Cigarette cards albums. It's amazing the trivia you absorb.
    I still have my recognition book, given to me by a WW2 veteran... he was glad to see a youngster taking interest :-) I used to love chatting to them at Airshows. A little yob swore at a lovely old gentlemen at Duxford so I sent him packing with a pebble slung at his head :-) Ah memories :-)
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    Picture of the formation of this website: http://www.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl
    Possunt quia posse videntur (They can because they think they can; motto RAF 19 Squadron)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GliderSpit View Post
    Picture of the formation of this website: http://www.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl
    Pre 'Dunkirk' film liveries. I would suggest taken in 2015.

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    "...the story had been forensically examined and was deeply impressive. I knew that the whole story was a load of myth and baloney…"

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    The formation also includes a Hurricane that is not listed on the battle orders. Nice photo though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark12 View Post
    Pre 'Dunkirk' film liveries. I would suggest taken in 2015.

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    I wonder if it from last years BoB 75th flights,there was a similar formation arriving back to Duxford from it.

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    2015 Legends 11 July.

    Mark

    "...the story had been forensically examined and was deeply impressive. I knew that the whole story was a load of myth and baloney…"

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    Thanks for that pic, Peter.

    I'll never take a sight like that for granted; indeed most of you would have lived a time when such a sight was considered mere fantasy, and it's a credit to those who have worked so hard to make it possible. Of course, living in Australia means it's still a fantasy here!

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    Hudson plus Spitfires and P-40s not doing it for you JollyGreenSlugg? Anson and Spitfires in NZ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrewc View Post
    It looks like it will be a replica Spitfire destroyed in the film.

    http://www.worldwarbirdnews.com/2016...dunkirk-movie/
    I have had some peripheral involvement with historical issues/advice regarding elements of this film. I'd suggest your guess could have some merit

    Meanwhile, a couple of pages of news updates regarding the filming in the July issue of Britain at War.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ErrolC View Post
    Hudson plus Spitfires and P-40s not doing it for you JollyGreenSlugg? Anson and Spitfires in NZ?
    Oh, they absolutely do it for me, Errol. I'm extremely grateful for those in the Antipodes who do what they do with old aeroplanes, and my own limited experience over thirty years has taught me just how far we've come. But the thought of a large lineup of early-war aircraft is something that I think we're not going to see for a while. You're closer than we are, with the Aggie.

    Oh, and I'm spoilt, living half an hour from Temora. I'll never take that for granted either. The sight of the Hudson overhead sends a shiver up the spine.

    I'm looking forward to the film, especially as a collector of Lee-Enfield rifles and military vehicles.

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    Are they likely to use any Hurricanes in this production? They were quite a predominant type in the Battle of France and there's plenty of them about nowadays.

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    At least two aircraft which formed part of the Air Component of the BEF in France are still airworthy: Tiger Moths N6847 (G-APAL) and N6946 (G-AOEI), which were both with the BEF Communications Squadron (reformed as 81 Squadron in November 1939) based at Amiens Mountjoie.

    Are any other survivors of the BEF airworthy (or potentially airworthy)? One other 81 Sq Tiger is known to survive (N6965 - G-AJTW) but has not flown for over a decade.

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    I guess the Biggin Hill Emil isn't any way near flight?
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    As far as I'm aware the BHHH BF109E's motor is in the states along with the prop to be refurbished

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    Late thanks to aeronut!

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