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AKA: No Highway in the Sky
French title : Le voyage fantastique
James Stewart (Theodore Honey)
Marlene Dietrich (Monica Teasdale)
Glynis Johns (Marjorie Corder)
Jack Hawkins (Dennis Scott)
Janette Scott (Elspeth Honey)
An aerospace engineer predicts that a new aircraft the Rutland Reindeer will suffer a catastrophic failure when its tail falls off due to metal fatigue at a certain number of hours.
This British flying boat maiden flight occured the next year (1952). A model during fluid dynamics trials.
Possible registration is TX145.
The test programme reached an end during 1949 and prototypes were scrapped in ... 1951 !
Douglas DC-3 of Air France.
A heavily modified Handley Page H.P.70 Halifax C.VIII to act as the new airliner that is the subject of the film.
Fake registration G-AFOH. This airframe was really c/n 1369, serial PP296 then G-AJNW once on the civil registry. Was scraped on Decembre 1950, not long after the filming's end.
Scale model of the above:
In the background.
In the background. By night.
Avro Lancaster B MkVII serial NX636 served at Royal Aircraft Establishment (Farnborough) October 1948-September 1955.
Famous picture reputedly of Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb of No. 92 Squadron, 19th May 1941.