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The Crown poster.

TV Series (2016-Present)

Starring:
Claire Foy (Queen Elizabeth II)
Matt Smith (Philip, Duke of Edinburgh)
Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret)
Victoria Hamilton (Queen Elizabeth)

Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.
Scenes set at London Croydon Airport were filmed at Brighton City / Shoreham Airport (ESH/EGKA) as a stand-in.

Season 1

Douglas DC-4-1009

Marked as registration G-ALDP, a Handley Page HP.81 Hermes 4A. In reality, a South African DC-4 with registration ZS-AUB, c/n 42984 built in 1946. One of two flying DC-4s operated by South African Airways Historic Flight, painted in a BOAC livery for the show.
Ep. 1.02 Hyde Park Corner

Reg. ZS-AUB Douglas DC-4-1009 in BOAC-British Overseas Airways Corporation livery.
Reg. ZS-AUB Douglas DC-4-1009 in BOAC-British Overseas Airways Corporation livery.

Ep. 1.06 Gelignite
At Brighton City Airport (ESH/EGKA).

Reg. ZS-AUB Douglas DC-4-1009 in BOAC-British Overseas Airways Corporation livery.

Also appears in this episode in a generic livery, probably evoking BEA-British European Airways.

Reg. ZS-AUB Douglas DC-4-1009 in BEA-British European Airways livery.

Ep. 1.08 Pride & Joy

Reg. ZS-AUB Douglas DC-4-1009 in BOAC-British Overseas Airways Corporation livery.

Ep. 1.10 Gloriana

Reg. ZS-AUB Douglas DC-4-1009 in BOAC-British Overseas Airways Corporation livery.

De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth II

Registration G-AXXV, c/n 85852 built in 1944.
Ep. 1.04 Act of God

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Vickers 701 Viscount

Ep. 1.06 Gelignite

Vickers 701 Viscount of BEA-British European Airways.

Registration G-ANHB, c/n 62 built in 1954.

Reg. G-ANHB Vickers 701 Viscount of BEA-British European Airways.
Reg. G-ANHB Vickers 701 Viscount of BEA-British European Airways.
Reg. G-ANHB Vickers 701 Viscount of BEA-British European Airways.

Lockheed Constellation

Several Constellations seen in the background as the Viscount takes off.
Ep. 1.06 Gelignite

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Vickers 701 Viscount

Registration G-AMOJ, c/n 23 built in 1953.
Ep. 1.06 Gelignite

Reg. G-AMOJ Vickers 701 Viscount of BEA-British European Airways.
Reg. G-AMOJ Vickers 701 Viscount of BEA-British European Airways.
Reg. G-AMOJ Vickers 701 Viscount of BEA-British European Airways.
Reg. G-AMOJ Vickers 701 Viscount of BEA-British European Airways.

Vickers 701 Viscount

Registration G-ALWF, c/n 5 built in 1952. The oldest surviving Viscount, on display at the Imperial War Museum Duxford.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Civil Fixed-Wing).
Ep. 1.06 Gelignite

Reg. G-ALWF Vickers 701 Viscount R.M.A. Sir John Franklin of BEA-British European Airways.
Reg. G-ALWF Vickers 701 Viscount R.M.A. Sir John Franklin of BEA-British European Airways.
Reg. G-ALWF Vickers 701 Viscount R.M.A. Sir John Franklin of BEA-British European Airways.
Reg. G-ALWF Vickers 701 Viscount R.M.A. Sir John Franklin of BEA-British European Airways.

Ep. 1.10 Gloriana

Reg. G-ALWF Vickers 701 Viscount R.M.A. Sir John Franklin of BEA-British European Airways.

Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador 2

Registration G-ALZO, c/n 5226 built in 1950. On display at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, alongside the Viscount listed above.
Ep. 1.06 Gelignite
The dark wing and engine seen closest to the camera.

Reg. G-ALZO Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador 2 of Dan-Air London.

Ep. 1.10 Gloriana
Its distinctive triple tail seen behind the Viscount.

Reg. G-ALZO Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador 2 of Dan-Air London.

Avro Lancaster

Ep. 1.07 Scientia Potentia Est

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Anachronism : first flight of the Avro Lancaster on January 1941 and introduction on February 1942 !

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Boeing 377 Stratocruiser

Ep. 1.08 Pride & Joy

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Bristol 175 Britannia 312

Registration G-AOVT, c/n 13427 built in 1958. On display at the Imperial War Museum Duxford.
Ep. 1.10 Gloriana
Seen in the foreground.

Reg. G-AOVT Bristol 175 Britannia 312 of Monarch Airlines.
Reg. G-AOVT Bristol 175 Britannia 312 of Monarch Airlines.

Douglas DC-4 & Vickers 951 Vanguard

Ep. 1.10 Gloriana
At In the distant background on the left, a DC-4 and a Vanguard in BEA colors can be seen. Almost certainly CGI, as neither aircraft are on display at Brighton City / Shoreham Airport (where this was filmed), and only one intact Vanguard remains in existence.

Douglas DC-4.
Douglas DC-4 and Vickers 951 Vanguard of BEA-British European Airways.

Season 2

Douglas DC-4-1009

Marked as registration G-ALDP, a Handley Page HP.81 Hermes 4A. In reality, a South African DC-4 with registration ZS-AUB, c/n 42984 built in 1946. One of two flying DC-4s operated by South African Airways Historic Flight, painted in a BOAC livery for the show.
Ep. 2.01 Misadventure
At Brighton City Airport (ESH/EGKA). Several Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelles can be seen in the background.

Reg. ZS-AUB Douglas DC-4-1009 in BOAC-British Overseas Airways Corporation livery.
Reg. ZS-AUB Douglas DC-4-1009 in BOAC-British Overseas Airways Corporation livery.

Ep. 2.02 A Company of Men

Reg. ZS-AUB Douglas DC-4-1009 in BOAC-British Overseas Airways Corporation livery.

Ep. 2.03 Lisbon

Reg. ZS-AUB Douglas DC-4-1009 in BOAC-British Overseas Airways Corporation livery.
Reg. ZS-AUB Douglas DC-4-1009 in BOAC-British Overseas Airways Corporation livery.

Antonov An-12

Marked as 39 Red, CCCP-205.
Ep. 2.01 Misadventure

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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15

Ep. 2.01 Misadventure

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Douglas Dakota

Ep. 2.01 Misadventure

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Bölkow Bo 209 Monsun

(on the left) Registration G-AZTA, c/n 190 built in 1972. Anachronistic for the show, though it only appears in the background at Brighton City Airport (ESH/EGKA) (standing in for London Croydon).
Ep. 2.03 Lisbon

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De Havilland DH.106 Comet 4

Registration G-APDB, c/n 6403 built in 1958. This aircraft has been preserved for display at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, though it is not in flying condition. Therefore, its appearance here is entirely CGI.
Ep. 2.08 Dear Mrs. Kennedy
At Brighton City Airport (ESH/EGKA).

Reg. G-APDB De Havilland DH.106 Comet 4 of BOAC-British Overseas Airways Corporation.
Reg. G-APDB De Havilland DH.106 Comet 4 of BOAC-British Overseas Airways Corporation.
Reg. G-APDB De Havilland DH.106 Comet 4 of BOAC-British Overseas Airways Corporation.

Ep. 2.10 Mystery Man

Reg. G-APDB De Havilland DH.106 Comet 4 of BOAC-British Overseas Airways Corporation.

Boeing VC-137C Air Force One

Ep. 2.08 Dear Mrs. Kennedy

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Junkers Ju 52/3m g4e

Registration HB-HOP, c/n 6610 built in 1939. Airworthy Ju 52 owned by Ju-Air of Switzerland. Painted in a temporary Luftwaffe livery for the show, ID S4-CW.
Same aircraft in other works at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Military Fixed-Wing). Ep. 2.09 Paterfamilias

Reg. HB-HOP Junkers Ju 52/3m g4e of Ju-Air.
Reg. HB-HOP Junkers Ju 52/3m g4e of Ju-Air.
Reg. HB-HOP Junkers Ju 52/3m g4e of Ju-Air.
Reg. HB-HOP Junkers Ju 52/3m g4e of Ju-Air.
Reg. HB-HOP Junkers Ju 52/3m g4e of Ju-Air.

De Havilland DH.104 Devon C.1

Registration G-DHDV, RAF serial VP981, c/n 04205 built in 1946. Airworthy and operated by Aero Legends.
Ep. 2.09 Paterfamilias

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Unidentified Biplane

Ep. 2.09 Paterfamilias

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To the right of the Ju 52.

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Antonov An-2

Anachronistic for this pre-WWII flashback. To the left of the Ju 52.
Ep. 2.09 Paterfamilias

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Season 3

De Havilland DH.104 Devon C.1

Registration G-DHDV, RAF serial VP981, c/n 04205 built in 1946. Airworthy and operated by Aero Legends.
Ep 3.01 Olding

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Several Hawker Hunters lined up on the left.

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Ep. 3.03 Aberfan

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Vickers Super VC10

Usually portrayed by CGI.
Ep. 3.02 Margaretology

Ep. 3.05 Coup

Ep. 3.08 Dangling Man

Vickers Super VC10

The only surviving VC10 wearing BOAC colors is registration G-ASGC, c/n 853 built in 1965; preserved at the Imperial War Museum Duxford. However, this aircraft usually wears "BOAC-Cunard" titles on its nose, rather than just "BOAC" as seen in the show. The "Cunard" title may have been painted over for filming, or edited out in post production.
Ep. 3.02 Margaretology

Reg. G-ASGC Vickers Super VC10 of BOAC-British Overseas Airways Corporation.
Reg. G-ASGC Vickers Super VC10 of BOAC-British Overseas Airways Corporation.
Reg. G-ASGC Vickers Super VC10 of BOAC-British Overseas Airways Corporation.
Reg. G-ASGC Vickers Super VC10 of BOAC-British Overseas Airways Corporation.

Ep. 3.10 Cri de Coeur

Reg. G-ASGC Vickers Super VC10 of BOAC-British Overseas Airways Corporation.

Beechcraft C-45H Expeditor

Registration EC-ASJ, c/n AF-752 built in 1952. This aircraft normally wears the colors of the Spanish airline Spantax. Same aircraft in other works at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Civil Fixed-Wing).
Ep. 3.02 Margaretology

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Lockheed C-130E Hercules

A pair of Lockheed C-130E Hercules from Ramstein AB (RS tailcode) in the background of what's supposed to be an American air base.
Ep. 3.02 Margaretology

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Boeing 707

In the background left.
Ep. 3.02 Margaretology

Saturn V Apollo 11

Ep. 3.07 Moondust

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North American Apollo Command/Service Module

CSM-107, used in Apollo 11 mission. Nicknamed Columbia.
Ep. 3.07 Moondust

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Grumman Lunar Module

LM-5, used on Apollo 11 mission. Nicknamed Eagle.
Ep. 3.07 Moondust

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Hawker Siddeley HS.125

Ep. 3.07 Moondust

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Unidentified Aircraft

Ep. 3.09 Imbroglio

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Piper PA-31

False registration J8-34Z.
Ep. 3.10 Cri de Coeur

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Season 4

BAE Systems Hawk T1

Red Arrows display team of the Royal Air Force.
Ep. 4.01 Gold Stick

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Vickers VC10

Ep. 4.01 Gold Stick

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Possibly ZA148 or ZA150.

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Ep. 4.03 Fairytale
There are no VC10s preserved with this livery.

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Again, possibly ZA148 or ZA150.

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Lockheed C-130 Hercules

Ep. 4.04 Favorites

Lockheed C-130 Hercules of the Algerian Air Force.
Lockheed C-130 Hercules of the Algerian Air Force.
Lockheed C-130 Hercules of the Algerian Air Force.

Mil Mi-8

Ep. 4.04 Favorites

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Westland Wessex HU.5

Registration G-WSEX / XT761, c/n WA483 built in 1966. Kept airworthy by Historic Helicopters in Chard, Somerset.
Ep. 4.04 Favorites

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HMS Invincible (R05)

Ep. 4.04 Favorites
British Aerospace Sea Harrier FRS1 visible on her ski-jump.

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A pair of Westland Sea Kings at the rear of the ship.

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HMS Hermes (R12)

Ep. 4.04 Favorites
Numerous Westland Sea Kings seen aboard as the ship departs for the Falkland Islands.

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Boeing 707-338C

Ep. 4.06 Terra Nullius
Royal Australian Air Force 707s of the No. 33 Squadron. Portrayed by CGI, but it seems that two different models were used.
In this first shot, tail number A20-427 is seen, making this c/n 19627/707 built in 1968 and named Windsor Town.

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However, later Richmond Town is seen on the nose, which corresponds to registration A20-624, c/n 19624/689 built in 1968.

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Douglas Dakota

Ep. 4.06 Terra Nullius

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Piper PA-34 Seneca

False registration J8-34Z.
Ep. 4.07 The Hereditary Principle

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Aérospatiale SA.319B Alouette III

Registration HB-XRC, c/n 1905 built in 1971. Matched by the blurred name starting with "R" to the right of the door under the badge, though the full name is difficult to discern here or in other photos of the aircraft. Maybe Rita?
Ep. 1.09 Avalanche

Reg. HB-XRC Aérospatiale SA.319B Alouette III of Swiss Air Ambulance.

MBB Bo 105

Ep. 1.09 Avalanche

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British Aerospace BAe 146 CC.2

Ep. 4.09 Avalanche

British Aerospace BAe 146 CC.2 of the No. 32 Squadron RAF.

Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde

Ep. 4.10 War

Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde of British Airways.
Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde of British Airways.
Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde of British Airways.
Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde of British Airways.

Boeing 747-100 in the background.

Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde of British Airways.


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