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Miles Marine and Structural Plastics Ltd S.E.5a
 
20th Century Fox purchased the film rights of Jack D Hunter’s “The Blue Max” and the film was to be a multi-million dollar production, and the stars were to be the full sized reproductions of World War I fighters constructed for the film- two Pfalz D.III biplanes, two Fokker Dr.I triplanes, two S.E.5a scouts and three Fokker D.VII biplanes.
 
Blue-Max-3
 
20th Century Fox had purchased the film rights of Jack D Hunter’s “The Blue Max” and the film was to be a multi-million dollar production, and the stars were to be the full sized reproductions of World War I fighters constructed for the film- two Pfalz D.III biplanes, two Fokker Dr.I triplanes, two S.E.5a scouts and three Fokker D.VII biplanes.
 
The reproductions had to be built in a hurry to meet the time frame for shooting and were constructed in different locations.Miles Marine and Structural Plastics Ltd of Shorham, constructed the steel tube fuselage S.E.5a reproductions. With a 200 hp De Havilland Gypsy Queen 3 engine installed, they were very manoeuvrable and reportedly easy to fly.  
 
G-ATGV SE.5a Replica (Miles Built) to Eire
G-ATGW SE.5a Replica (Miles Built) to Eire W/o in the mid air with G-AWEE

 
 
 
 
 


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