Danger Man (1960 TV Series)

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Danger Man (1960-1961) DVD cover.

TV Series (1960-1961)
French title : Destination Danger

Patrick McGoohan (John Drake)
Richard Wattis (Hardy)
Lionel Murton (Colonel Keller)
Michael Ripper (Kane)
Warren Mitchell (Banarji)
Eric Young (Ming)

John Drake was a special operative for NATO, specializing in security assignments against any subversive element that threatened world peace.

Also from this series:

Danger Man (1964)

Season One

Westland Widgeon

The Westland Widgeon (not the aircraft of the 1920's !) was a private venture by Westland Aircraft as an improvement on the Westland WS-51 Dragonfly by increasing the cabin capacity and replacing the Dragonfly's rotor head, blades and gearbox with the units used in the Westland Whirlwind. Only a dozen were built.
Ep. 1.02 Time to Kill.
Landing :

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Takeoff :

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Ep. 1.04 The Blue Veil and Ep 1.37 The Nurse.
Reg. G-APTW Westland Widgeon of Executair (a short-lived British company, 1957-1961).
Footage reused at least three times : see IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Rotary-Wing).

Ep. 1.04 and Ep 1.37.
Ep. 1.04 and Ep 1.37.

Seen again during the last two minutes ...

Ep. 1.04.

or through a closeup on what is supposed to be a radio broadcasting the death of the king...

Ep 1.37.

Ep. 1.21 The Conspirators.


Boeing 707-321B

Boeing 707 of Pan Am-Pan American World Airways.
Ep. 1.03 Josetta.

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Ep. 1.20 Vacation.

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Ep. 1.34 The Deputy Coyannis Story.

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Handley Page H.P.67 Hastings

Ep. 1.10 An Affair of State.
A continuity error as this landing Hastings becomes a DC-3 once the engines stopped.

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Douglas C-47B-5-DK

Ep. 1.10 An Affair of State.

Look Le salaire de la peur to find the source.

On the left wing are : E-B but no country has just 'E' as registration prefix (Sweden is SE and OE for Austria).
This is an easy way to modify the real registration : F-BEIE (a Frequently Seen Aircraft (Civil Fixed-Wing)).
This former USAAF Douglas C-47 Skytrain (c/n 14403, s/n 43-48587) is now a Douglas DC-3C-S1C3G since 1948, wearing this registration until 1974. It was eventually scrapped.

Registration would be E-B.. insteead the real F-BEIE.

MDG LD.261 Midgy Club

Ep. 1.10 An Affair of State.
Another footage from the 1953 French movie Le salaire de la peur.

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Douglas DC-3

Ep. 1.13 The Prisoner.

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Ep. 1.28 Sabotage.

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But the cockpit is an unrealistic set where the copilot exited as if the right wall did not exist !

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Vickers Viscount

Ep. 1.15 Colonel Rodriguez.
Reg. G-... with Union Jack on the tail ... Maybe British European Airways ?

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Auster J/1 Autocrat

Ep. 1.16 The Island.


(Background) Various Aircraft

Ep. 1.16 The Island.
This background is enlarged by 350%.
1 : De Havilland DH-89 Dragon Rapide;
2 : two radial engines on an upper wing with tricycle landing gear but still unidentified (Percival Prince ?) ;
3 : Auster J/1 Autocrat or similar (Taylorcraft Auster ... or one of the first Beagle Terrier ?).


Percival Prince

Ep. 1.16 The Island.

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de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk

Ep. 1.16 The Island.

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Top right corner.

Vickers Viking

Ep. 1.17 Find and Return.


Jean-Pierre Blanchard Ballon Dihydrogène

Ep. 1.19 Name, Date and Place.
Top : still unidentified;
bottom : First flight over the Channel on the 7th January 1785, between Dover and Guînes by Jean-Pierre Blanchard and John Jeffries.


Lockheed Constellation

Ep. 1.28 Sabotage.

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Ep. 1.30 The Leak.

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Models on the Wall

Ep. 1.28 Sabotage.
Director's office with three models pined on the wall.
(top to bottom) De Havilland DH.106 Comet & Lockheed Constellation ? & unidenitified four piston-powered airliner (maybe a Douglas Commercial : DC-4/6/7 ?).

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Made for Movie Cabin and Cockpit

Ep. 1.28 Sabotage.

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The cockpit is made using some parts from a De Havilland DH106 Comet (central console with engine controls, flywheel) but the position of the flight engineer is missing.

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Hiller UH-12C

Ep. 1.31 The Trap.
Reg. G-AOZS Hiller UH-12C c/n 848.

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These first sights frame a continuity error showing the shadow of a Westland Widgeon :

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But quickly the Hiller UH-12C is again full screen...

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Percival P.40 Prentice T1

Ep. 1.35 Find and Destroy.

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Reg. G-AOLU (seen flipped on the screen) Percival P.40 Prentice T1 c/n 5830/3 on the civil registry in 1956 (after being VS356 for the RAF). Used by Maitland Air Charters (195?-1960s). Still with her civil registration, was part of the Strathallan Collection during second half of the 1970s and repainted in her original RAF colors and code (VS356). Under restoration in 1996. Fate unknown.

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Season Two and Others

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