Dywizjon 303. Historia prawdziwa

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Dywizjon 303. Historia prawdziwa movie poster.

Disambiguation : two Polish movies on the same thema were issued at the same date; the other one is Hurricane (2018).

Movie (2018)

Piotr Adamczyk (Witold Urbanowicz)
Maciej Zakościelny (Jan „Kaczor Donald” Zumbach)
Cara Theobold (Victoria Brown)
Antoni Królikowski (Witold „Tolo” Łokuciewski)

(Synopsis needed)

Note: This film utilises a significant quantity of Computer Generated Images (CGI). Aircraft portrayed in this film may not be entirely accurate and have been identified as closely as possible to real aircraft.

Hawker Hurricane

Workhorse of the No. 303 Squadron RAF (Squadron Code RF until April 1945).
We can see both CGIs like RF-V :

Dywizjon303 RF-V.jpg

... as well as Hurricane Mk XII RF-E P3700 (registered G-HURI) from Imperial War Museum, operated by the Historic Aircraft Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Military Fixed-Wing).

Dywizjon303 RF-E P3700.jpg

RF-P serial P3089 seems a set of the Hurricane lost at takeoff in october 1940 (with P/O B. Mierzwa at the control when the engine caught fire). Note the twisted tail wheel and unrealisitic cowling/propeler area.

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Messerschmitt Bf 109 E (CGI)

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E yellow cowling was a quick recognition paint that appeared during the Battle of Britain. The CGI action used them heavily and it's noticeable that the two real 109s kept their original grey/green cowlings (with a late paint sheme, not the splinter one common at that stage of the war).

Dywizjon303 Bf109E.jpg
Dywizjon303 Bf109E4.jpg

Junkers Ju 87 D (or G) Stuka

An archive footage slighty anachronistic as this sub-type wasn't on the front line at Summer 1940.

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CASA 2.111D

Another movie using Battle of Britain's footages especially those with the Heinkel He 111.

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Junkers Ju 52 (Amiot AAC.1 Toucan)

Junkers Ju 52/3m g10e (Amiot AAC.1 Toucan) on display at the Lotnictwa Astronautyki Museum, Kraków (Polish Aviation Museum in Cracow, Poland).

Dywizjon303 Ju52.jpg
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Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 Red 3 WkNr 163306, former RQ+DR, crashed 28 May 1944, Fundacja Polskie Orły, Warszawa (Foundation Polskie Orły, Warsaw, Poland). Of course, slighty anachronistic for the Summer of 1940.

Dywizjon303 Bf109G.jpg

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E

(foreground) Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3 WkNr 1185, ex-Bf 109 E-6, Lotnictwa Astronautyki Museum, Kraków.

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de Havilland DH82A Tiger Moth

Reg. G-AFVE de Havilland DH82A Tiger Moth T7230 built in 1939 at Morris Motors Ltd.

Dywizjon303 T7230.jpg

Hawker Hurricane

These technical drawing and three-view drawing and cutaway drawing are about the Hawker Hurricane with ...
S : a picture of a Supermarine Spitfire close to a truck;
HP H : a Handley Page Halifax (slighty anachronistic as the type first flew in October 1939 but reach the frontline units only in 1942);
B : unidentified twin-engine bomber (close to the Handley Page Hampden silhouette).

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PZL P.11c & PWS 26 (Replica)

PZL P.11c from Muzeum Lotnictwa Polskiego w Krakowie (Polish Aviation Museum, Cracow, Poland) usually displaid with her engine;
with in the background:

  • reg. SP-BNU red RWD-13 (another gem of the Polish Aviation Museum, Cracow);
  • wingtip of the P.W.S. 26.
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P.W.S. 26

Podlaska Wytwórnia Samolotów (Podlasie Aircraft Factory) 26, usually named P.W.S. 26 (and more often written PWS 26 but the airframes themselves) was a Polish advanced training aircraft of which 310 were built. This airframe is the usual resident of the Polish Aviation Museum (Cracow).

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Reg. SP-WDL DWL RWD-13 (replica).
Designed by Doświadczalne Warsztaty Lotnicze (DWL), nearly one hundred RWD-13 were built during the second half of the 1930's.
SP-WDL was famous for her advertising career, being bought by Jan Wedel a famous candy manufacturer. The aircraft carried chocolates before each cruise of Polish transatlantic liners M/S "Batory" and "Piłsudski" or dropped some ones over beaches. Near the registration was an advertisement depicting a chocolate man (here erased leaving just the grey rectangle).

Dywizjon303 RDW-13-bkg.jpg
Dywizjon303 SP-WDL.jpg
Dywizjon303 RDW-13.jpg

RWD 5 (Replica)

Built by the Doświadczalne Warsztaty Lotnicze (DWL) (Experimental Aeronautical Workshops) from drawings of the team of Stanisław Rogalski, Stanisław Wigura and Jerzy Drzewiecki designers, twenty of this sport plane were powered by a Cirrus Hermes IIB 4-cylinder air-cooled in-line piston engines allowing a topo speed of 200 km/h (120 mph, 110 knots).

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Messerschmitt Bf 110 C (CGI)

Dywizjon303 Bf110.jpg
Dywizjon303 Bf110C.jpg

Hawker Hurricane

Precise identification to be made; source ?

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Identification Chart

Top to bottom for each column.
(Left) German : Fighters ((L/R) Bf 110 / Bf 109), Bombers (Heinkel He 111, Dornier Do 17, Junkers (L/R) Ju 88 / Ju 87);
(Right) British : Fighters ((L/R) Huricane / Spitfire), Bombers (Avro Lancaster, Vickers Wellington, (L/R) Bristol Blenheim and Handley Page Halifax.
Of course, such 'Public Warning' (Header and title of this chart) could not be issued before 1942.

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Dornier Do 17 (CGI)

Dywizjon303 Do17.jpg
Dywizjon303 Do17P.jpg

Supermarine Spitfire

Battle of Britain footage reused.

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