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The Plane Makers title screen for the third season.

TV series (1963-1965)

Patrick Wymark (John Wilder, the Managing Director)
Jack Watling (Don Henderson)
Alan Dobie (David Corbett)
John Junkin (Dusty Miller

The Plane Makers focused on the power struggles between the trades union and the management on the shop floor of a fictional aircraft factory, Scott Furlong Ltd, as well as the political in-fighting amongst the management themselves.
NOTE : most of the episodes of the first series had vanished.

Season One

Only the pilot episode surviving : with or without aircraft ?

Season Two

(not seen)

Season Three

Convair 240

First image of the credits.

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Scott Furlong Sovereign

Scott Furlong Ltd is a fictitious plane maker with this commercial airliner on production. This is the focus of the season 2 credits.
Ep. 3.02

Ready to takeoff.
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Scott Furlong Predator

A new strategy led by John Wilder was by taking over the firm of Ryan Airframes. This is now the new warhorse of Scott Furlong Ltd : a military VTOL jet aircraft, the Predator (a 1:1 scale wooden mock-up) .
Credits of the Third Season

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Air intake close to the Fairey FD.2 but with the mouse added.
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Full throttle ! Note the Dassault Mirage III V style air intakes.
Taking off.

Ep. 3.02
Military registration XS341 was used by British Army for an unmanned surveillance Northrop Shelduck D1 aircraft.

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Ep. 3.13

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