Top Gear Planes?

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Hi,

Just watching 'Top Gear' and wondered what the history was of the planes in the background on the airfield. So who better to ask than you guys.

Discuss.
:D

Tony.

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I think the B747 in the background was once a BA plane, before going to European and then it was retired and used in Casino Royale.

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Yes, i've seen it in that and 'Primeval'. I think there's a Dakota there too.

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Oh yes, I forgot it was in Primevil too! Wasnt that the one with the T-rex?

I saw the Dakota on it this evening but I only caught a glimpse of it, maybe a second or so but I thought it might of been the BBMF Dakota - probably transiting through.

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EGTC, negative mate, the dakota has been there for several series...its a museum exhibit i believe...id love to know where it is to visit

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The Dakota is ZS-MRU, At Dunsfold ! has been there since 2006, was going on to someone in Iceland but paperwork got in the way ! She has panaromic windows as do the aircraft that fly most of the worlds beauty spots !
Google the Reg and photos will appear ???

Keith.

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Have you guys never noticed the Shar, Hind, Sea Hawk ect. ect. :D:D:)

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I generally have to watch it keeping one eye on the car and one on the background to see if there's any new goodies parked in!

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i do that too blue2, rather nice aircraft by the looks of it

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EGTC, negative mate, the dakota has been there for several series...its a museum exhibit i believe...id love to know where it is to visit

Ahh thanks for the correction mate :)

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Isn't N147DC there as well? (Used to be G-DAKS)