Von Richthofen and Brown

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Von Richthofen and Brown title card.

Movie (1971)
Alsa Known As : The Red Baron
French title : Le baron rouge

Starring:
John Phillip Law (Manfred von Richthofen)
Don Stroud (Roy Brown)
Barry Primus (Hermann Göring)
Corin Redgrave (Lanoe Hawker)

From September 1916 to April 1918, the stories of both Manfred von Richthofen and Roy Brown until their deadly encounter. Some truthful historic points among lot of anachronism and made-up situation if not false facts. Air combat filming is nevertheless of better interest.

Pfalz D.III (replica)

Opening sequence : John Phillip Law at the controls of the Pfalz. From a shot to another one, the painting changed !
Richthofen scored his first confirmed aerial victory on 17 September 1916. Pfalz D.III deliveries to operational units began in August 1917 ...

Note the black-white-black bands ...
... and now you see a checkerboard !
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Fokker D.VII (Replica)

Replica built by Rousseau Aviation.
Von Richthofen (right) never piloted the Fokker D.VII which reached front line units only the month following his death. Major Oswald Boelke (left) was already dead since eighteen months !
Three airframes already used for The Blue Max.

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With two Pfalz D.III wingmen.
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With one of the Pfalz D.III now painted in black.

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Slingsby T.56 (SE.5a replica)

The Slingsby T.56 is a Currie Wot modified into a Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a replica.
Six airframes used for the filming.
The first one seen is wearing the French roundel but Aéronautique Militaire (as French Air Force was then named) never used the R.A.F. S.E.5a. And all the pilot who felt under Manfred von Richthofen shots were from the Commonwealth.
Von first success

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Miles SE.5a replica

On 15 September 1970, Charles Boddington, a veteran of both The Blue Max and Darling Lili, was killed at the controls of one of the two airframes used.

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Caudron C.277 Luciole

Four Slingsby T.56 leading a Miles SE.5a with the Caudron C.277 Luciole closing the formation.
Is it the same one used for The Blue Max (but with a different paint scheme) ?

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Another one (or the same ?) now in German colors (background near the Peter Masterson's neck). By the way, Peter Masterson is Major Oswald Boelke who died following air collision with Erwin Böhme, not von Richthofen as stated by the screenplay.

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Stampe SV4 & De Havilland DH82A Tiger Moth

(background) Green Stampe SV4C with red De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth.

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Just the De Havilland DH82A Tiger Moth.

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Just the Stampe SV4.

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Unidentified Aircraft

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Fokker Dr.I (Bitz Flugzeugbau replica)

Replica built by Bitz Flugzeugbau in 1964 for The Blue Max.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

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With a (Rousseau) Fokker D.VII now in new colors.

Models and Sets

A false Miles SE.5a replica ready to become heat and light.

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A radio command R.A.F S.E.5a near to impact ...

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... a radio command Fokker D. VII. Several others were seen exploding in flight.

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A Fokker like rudder on a replica of what seem a Sopwith (?).

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If flyable German fighter are colorfull, they lack of personal insignia (like all the British fighters seen). On the ground, those targetted by straffing are more realistic ...

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... even if they can't hide some simplistic assembly.

(top right) This burning Fokker D. VII has no moving aileron !

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