Les bleus du ciel
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Albert Préjean (Jean-Pierre)
Blanche Montel (Jeanette Remy)
Georges Péclet (Alex)
Raymond Cordy (Achille)
Jeanette, a successfull pilot woman, will mary only a pilot. Her mechanic, the shy Jean-Pierre, is in love with her but how could he become the choosen of her heart ?
- 1 Farman F.231
- 2 Various Unidentified Aircraft
- 3 Boeing F4B-1
- 4 Keystone B-?
- 5 Unidentified Aircraft
- 6 Morane-Saulnier MS.138
- 7 Breguet Br.27
- 8 Farman F.200
- 9 Various Blériot Aircraft
- 10 S.P.C.A. 80
- 11 Blériot-Spad 92-2
- 12 Caudron C.282 Phalène
- 13 Unidentified Aircraft
- 14 Potez 39
- 15 Morane-Saulnier MS.137 or MS.139
- 16 Unidentified Aircraft
- 17 Farman F.230
- 18 Farman F.291
- 19 Farman F.200
- 20 Schreck FBA 17 HT4
- 21 Farman F.356
- 22 Farman F.194
- 23 Caudron C.270 Luciole
- 24 Potez 43.1
- 25 Morane-Saulnier MS.60 Moth
- 26 Farman F.352
- 27 Farman F.40
- 28 Caudron C.232 & Potez 43
- 29 Nieuport-Delage NiD-622
- 30 See also
Reg. F-ALLU Farman F.231 c/n 7313.43 christened "Jeanette". Please note that this registration was formely used for a Breguet XIV.
The 230 family has no less than 12 variants. The 231 engine had a Renault 4Pb and 47 were built.
This airframe was built in 1931 and at the time the movie was shot, Mister Firminhac was the third owner. He sold the aircraft at the end of 1934 just one year before the airframe was written off.
Mainly seen during the credit and just before the final action.
Including F-AMEQ Farman F.390 (c/n 7348.1) (later modified into Farman F.392 then Farman F.393).
Or Boeing F4B-4 ? these are the only two variants of the (navalised) Boeing P-12 able to carry a bomb.
The poor quality of this archive footage doesn't help to identify which variant of the Keystone bomber is flying (the main difference being the nine cylinders radial type).
Bomber and bomb bay from an unidentified (American ?) bomber.
... or perhaps MS.137 or MS.139 (depending the engine).
Continuity error : the Morane-Saulnier's shadow is this of a Breguet Br.27 !
This aircraft was used for filming action in the air, a camera taking the place of the rear machine gun mount (see bottom the Farman F.40 section).
Various Blériot Aircraft
Seen at Aéroparc de Buc (airfield south of Paris, France which was closed in 1966).
(bottom to top) Blériot Bl.111/3 and Blériot XI and the Blériot Bl.125 (reg. F-ALZD), unsuccessfull prototype for a twin fuselages airliner.
Reg. F-AKFH S.P.C.A. 80 c/n 1.
Reg. F-AJHK c/n 4432.15. Built as Spad 92 (with an inline Hispano-Suiza engine), this aircraft was modified several times. Seen here powered by a 9 cylinders Salmson radial, she eventually ended as 92-4 with wheel spats and a NACA engine cowling.
Reg. F-AMEY Caudron C-282 Phalène c/n 6697.8.
Or even a Morane-Saulnier MS.191 ?
Continuity error : Jeanette and Jean-Pierre take off and land with the low wing F-ALLU but several aerobatics are shown with this parasol wing airframe.
Reg. F-ALCM Farman F.230 c/n 7231.5.
Seen again during the chase ...
Reg. F-ALUI Farman F.291 c/n 7335.4 christened "Joe II" with the celeb pilot woman Maryse Hilsz (acting as herself).
Note the two tricolor stripes denoting two notable flights : long distance flight of Paris - Saigon - Paris (on a Morane Moth) and women's altitude record at 10,000 m (33,000 ft, August 19, 1932).
The same action is split by two filming using different aircraft :
F-AJSC c/n 7206.19 :
Reg. F-AJVL Schreck FBA 17 HT4 c/n 193.
Reg. F-AMCX Farman F.356 c/n 7347.1.
Reg. F-ALUL Caudron C.270 Luciole c/n 6589.21.
Reg. F-AMLA Potez 43.1 c/n 3378.
(De Havilland or licenced built) Morane-Saulnier MS.60 Moth ?
Reg. F-ALHF Farman F.352 c/n 7282.1 (modified from a Farman F.234).
Reg. F-AHMF Farman F.40 c/n 6828 used by Farman for promotional / memory flight.
Caudron C.232 & Potez 43