Angels One Five

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Angels One Five movie poster.

Movie (1952)

Jack Hawkins (Group Captain 'Tiger' Small)
Michael Denison (Squadron Leader Peter Moon)
Dulcie Gray (Nadine Clinton)
John Gregson (Pilot Officer 'Septic' Baird)
Cyril Raymond (Squadron Leader Barry Clinton)
Veronica Hurst (Betty Carfax br>

'Septic' Baird has just joined a front line RAF squadron at the height of the Battle of Britain. This is the story of "The Few" and how they managed to fight off the might of the Luftwaffe despite overwhelming German air power during 1940.

Hawker Hurricane

Star of the movie with the underground operations room, several aircraft were used some in flight, and some others just on the ground.

The whole flying examples.

Hawker Hurricane Mk I

Only seen on the ground, three airframes from the Royal Air Force.
R.A.F. s/n L1592, code US-D. Now preserved at the Science Museum, London with KW-Z markings.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Note the 1942 style roundel.

R.A.F. s/n L1591, code US-N.

Crash scene ...
... and cockpit shots were performed by L1591 at Elstree Studios.
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R.A.F. s/n P2617, code US-B. Was among background taxiing Hurricanes on Battle of Britain.

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Hawker Hurricane Mk IIc

R.A.F. Hurricane Mk.IIc LF363 c/n 41H/469290 is among the casting but without evidence on the screen.
Aircraft of the Portuguese Air Force but the sixth one issued from Hawker Siddeley Aircraft Ltd which used her under civil registration G-AMAU.
Portuguese Air Force used the Hurricane until 1954 and had sixty online in 1951, of which five were sent for the filming in Great Britain minus their 20 mm cannon to act as Mk I. Serials are not those the original aircraft, just filming markings.
(front) AV-X RAF s/n K1694 and (back) AV-P s/n N6547.


US-V s/n T7012 in front of US-X s/n ?.

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Reg. G-AMAU Hawker Hurricane Mk IIc s/n PZ865. Seen here acting with s/n P2619 and later with the code US-P.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

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L1581 code US-H.

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Other markings seen : US-R.

North American T-6 Harvard

Seen always taxiing in the background.

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Junkers Ju 88

All are models with a strange shape, mixing nose of the first variant with tail of the last ones.

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Supermarine Spitfire

Night and White under surface scheme used until June of 1940. Stock footage of Supermarine Spitfire Mk I or Mk II.

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With a mechanic working on the Merlin engine.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk V.

Avro Anson Mk.XII

Avro Anson C.XII PH606.

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Unidentified British Biplane

Unidentified Model on top of the office cabinet.

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Messerschmitt Bf 110 G-4

First, a model.

Messerschmitt Bf.110G-4 WNr.180580.
Of course a little anachronism as the G variant reach front line units on the eve of 1943. This one is a night fighter (see the attach for deleted aerials of the Lichtenstein radar).
Scrapped just after the filming ... How many museum and collector are crying today of such a fate !

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WNr.180580 on the tail.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F

Another model of later variant (Bf 109 F and later) with the enlarged propeller spinner. The very first ones Bf 109 F-1s flew in combat saw action only in October 1940... probably to late to the story.

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