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  • Tony at BH
    Tony Lewis
    • Jul 2008
    • 702

    Top Gear Planes?

    Hi,

    Just watching 'Top Gear' and wondered what the history was of the planes in the background on the airfield. So who better to ask than you guys.

    Discuss.


    Tony.
    sigpic A photographic record of how Biggin Hill has changed over the last 100 years. http://www.bigginhill-history.co.uk
  • EGTC
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jan 2009
    • 2835

    #2
    I think the B747 in the background was once a BA plane, before going to European and then it was retired and used in Casino Royale.
    Y.N.W.A

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    • Tony at BH
      Tony Lewis
      • Jul 2008
      • 702

      #3
      Yes, i've seen it in that and 'Primeval'. I think there's a Dakota there too.
      sigpic A photographic record of how Biggin Hill has changed over the last 100 years. http://www.bigginhill-history.co.uk

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      • EGTC
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Jan 2009
        • 2835

        #4
        Oh yes, I forgot it was in Primevil too! Wasnt that the one with the T-rex?

        I saw the Dakota on it this evening but I only caught a glimpse of it, maybe a second or so but I thought it might of been the BBMF Dakota - probably transiting through.
        Y.N.W.A

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        • Scott Marlee
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Oct 2007
          • 1884

          #5
          EGTC, negative mate, the dakota has been there for several series...its a museum exhibit i believe...id love to know where it is to visit
          Project Oblivion-Coming Soon

          At The Going Down Of The Sun
          And In The Morning
          WE WILL REMEMBER THEM!!

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          • EGTE
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Oct 2008
            • 20

            #6
            Its Dunsfold.

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            • keithnewsome
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Aug 2007
              • 2324

              #7
              The Dakota is ZS-MRU, At Dunsfold ! has been there since 2006, was going on to someone in Iceland but paperwork got in the way ! She has panaromic windows as do the aircraft that fly most of the worlds beauty spots !
              Google the Reg and photos will appear ???

              Keith.
              NOSTALGIA ..... It's not what it used to be .....

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              • benyboy
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Sep 2004
                • 1973

                #8
                Have you guys never noticed the Shar, Hind, Sea Hawk ect. ect.
                http://www.mainlymilitary.co.uk/

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                • Blue_2
                  YAM Meteor spanner monkey
                  • Feb 2010
                  • 5005

                  #9
                  I generally have to watch it keeping one eye on the car and one on the background to see if there's any new goodies parked in!
                  Restoring Meteor NF.14 WS788, one rusty nail at a time...

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                  • Scott Marlee
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Oct 2007
                    • 1884

                    #10
                    i do that too blue2, rather nice aircraft by the looks of it
                    Project Oblivion-Coming Soon

                    At The Going Down Of The Sun
                    And In The Morning
                    WE WILL REMEMBER THEM!!

                    R.I.P

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                    • EGTC
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Jan 2009
                      • 2835

                      #11
                      Originally posted by Scott Marlee View Post
                      EGTC, negative mate, the dakota has been there for several series...its a museum exhibit i believe...id love to know where it is to visit
                      Ahh thanks for the correction mate
                      Y.N.W.A

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                      • bazv
                        olde rigger
                        • Feb 2005
                        • 5875

                        #12
                        Here is a link to some pics I took at dunsfold just over a year ago,showing some of the a/c mentioned

                        rgds baz

                        http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/sho...light=dunsfold

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                        • Yak 11 Fan
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Jan 2000
                          • 4377

                          #13
                          Isn't N147DC there as well? (Used to be G-DAKS)
                          www.hardwickwarbirds.com

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                          • Tony at BH
                            Tony Lewis
                            • Jul 2008
                            • 702

                            #14
                            Originally posted by bazv View Post
                            Here is a link to some pics I took at dunsfold just over a year ago,showing some of the a/c mentioned

                            rgds baz

                            http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/sho...light=dunsfold
                            Cheers for the link to the photos Baz. They're just what the doctor ordered.

                            Tony
                            sigpic A photographic record of how Biggin Hill has changed over the last 100 years. http://www.bigginhill-history.co.uk

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