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Aces High movie poster.

Movie (1976)
French title : Le Tigre du ciel


Starring:
Malcolm McDowell (Maj. John Gresham)
Christopher Plummer (Capt. 'Uncle' Sinclair)
Simon Ward (Lt. Crawford)
Peter Firth (Lt. Stephen Croft)
David Wood (Lt. 'Tommy' Thompson)
John Gielgud (Headmaster)

A naive young officer straight from school arrives on the Western front to fight the air war against the Germans. However, the life expectancy of green pilots is not very good.

Stampe SV4 modified as RAF SE5a Replica

A Stampe SV4 of Personal Planes Services Ltd, highly modified to look like a Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A (E943) of the first World War.
Civil registration G-AWXZ (ex F-BAMZ) , serial n° 360.

Reg. G-AWXZ Stampe SV4 modified as RAF SE5a of the Royal Flying Corps.
Reg. G-AWXZ Stampe SV4 modified as RAF SE5a of the Royal Flying Corps.

Same aircraft with fake Royal Flying Corps registration E639.

Reg. G-AWXZ Stampe SV4 modified as RAF SE5a of the Royal Flying Corps.


Stampe SV4 modified as RAF SE5a Replica

Another modified Stampe SV4 of Personal Planes Services Ltd, employed as a Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A (E940) of the first World War.
Civil registration G-AZGE (ex F-BBVD) , serial n° 376.

Reg. G-AWGE Stampe SV4 modified as RAF SE5a of the Royal Flying Corps.
Stampe SV4 modified as RAF SE5a of the Royal Flying Corps.

Avro 504K

Non-flying replica of an Avro 504K. Flying scenes in the movie are done with radio controlled models.
Civil registration G-AACA, serial n° G1381. Now hosted by the Brooklands Museum.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Reg. G-AACA Avro 504K replica in Royal Flying Corps delivery.
Reg. G-AACA Avro 504K replica in Royal Flying Corps delivery.

De Havilland DH82 Tiger Moth

Fake German aircraft of the first world war.

De Havilland DH82 Tiger Moth

Fokker E.III

Replica of a Fokker E.III, built in 1967.
Civil registration G-AVJO.

Reg. G-AVJO Fokker E.III replica.

VL Viima II V1

Genuine Finnish aircraft VL (Valtion Lentokontehdas ) Viima II restored in 1970-73, and used as German airplane of the WWI. The red colour is actually unrealistic. Only the Von Richthofen fighter had this colour during the 1st world war.
Civil registration G-BAAY, serial n° VI-3.

Reg. G-BAAY VL Viima II V1.
Reg. G-BAAY VL Viima II V1.
Reg. G-BAAY VL Viima II V1.

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