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French title : Le Tigre du ciel
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.
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.
Same aircraft with fake Royal Flying Corps registration E639.
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.
Other Stampe SV.4C replica :
G-AXYW (ex F-BBPF) c/n 163;
G-AZGC (ex F-BCGE) c/n 120;
G-AZSA c/n 64
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-AOBX De Havilland DH82 Tiger Moth c/n 83653 acting a German aircraft of the first world war.
Replica of a Fokker E.III, built in 1967.
Civil registration G-AVJO.
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.
Action set with a limited footage from The Blue Max when the German observer is bailling out.
Reg. G-AYSJ Bücker Bü-133 Jungmeister c/n 38.
Another one from The Blue Max :