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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 Edit

Douglas DC-4-1009 Edit

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

2017-12-31 16h53 01

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

2017-12-31 16h58 16

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

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

2017-12-31 17h46 41

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.

2017-12-31 17h44 33

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

Ep. 1.08 Pride & Joy

2017-12-31 17h51 38

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

Ep. 1.10 Gloriana

2018-01-01 01h50 31

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

De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth II Edit

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

2017-12-31 17h27 02
2017-12-31 17h27 55
2017-12-31 17h29 43
2017-12-31 17h30 25
2017-12-31 17h31 27

Vickers 701 Viscount Edit

Ep. 1.06 Gelignite

2017-12-31 17h35 30

Vickers 701 Viscount of BEA-British European Airways.

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

2017-12-31 17h36 14

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

2017-12-31 17h36 38

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

2017-12-31 17h36 47

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

Lockheed Constellation Edit

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

2017-12-31 17h35 40
2017-12-31 17h35 53
2017-12-31 17h36 01

Vickers 701 Viscount Edit

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

2017-12-31 17h39 38

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

2017-12-31 17h41 14

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

2017-12-31 17h41 25

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

2017-12-31 17h41 32

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

Vickers 701 Viscount Edit

Registration G-ALWF, c/n 5 built in 1952. The oldest surviving Viscount, on display at the Imperial War Museum Duxford.
Ep. 1.06 Gelignite

2017-12-31 17h38 00

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

2017-12-31 17h38 12

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

2017-12-31 17h40 25

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

2017-12-31 17h42 10

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

Ep. 1.10 Gloriana

2018-01-01 01h48 21

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

Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador 2 Edit

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.

2017-12-31 17h43 35

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

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

2018-01-01 01h48 21

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

Avro Lancaster Edit

Ep. 1.07 Scientia Potentia Est

2017-12-31 17h07 46
2017-12-31 17h08 03

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

2017-12-31 17h08 19

Boeing 377 Stratocruiser Edit

Ep. 1.08 Pride & Joy

2017-12-31 17h53 49

Bristol 175 Britannia 312 Edit

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.

2018-01-01 01h48 21

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

2018-01-01 01h48 51

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

Douglas DC-4 & Vickers 951 Vanguard Edit

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.

2018-01-01 01h51 07

Douglas DC-4.

2018-01-01 01h51 27

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

Season 2 Edit

Douglas DC-4-1009 Edit

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.

2017-12-31 17h12 29

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

2017-12-31 17h14 20

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

Ep. 2.02 A Company of Men

2018-01-01 01h57 05

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

Ep. 2.03 Lisbon

2018-01-01 02h02 04

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

2018-01-01 02h05 24

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

Antonov An-12 Edit

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

2017-12-31 17h18 40

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 Edit

Ep. 2.01 Misadventure

2017-12-31 17h20 33
2017-12-31 17h20 42

Douglas Dakota Edit

Ep. 2.01 Misadventure

2017-12-31 17h21 20

Bölkow Bo 209 Monsun Edit

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

2018-01-01 02h03 52

De Havilland DH.106 Comet 4 Edit

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).

2018-01-01 02h15 26

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

2018-01-01 02h16 15

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

2018-01-01 02h17 47

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

Ep. 2.10 Mystery Man

2018-01-01 02h49 56

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

Boeing VC-137C Air Force One Edit

Ep. 2.08 Dear Mrs. Kennedy

2018-01-01 02h25 54
2018-01-01 02h27 15

Junkers Ju 52/3m g4e Edit

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

2018-01-01 02h32 53

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

2018-01-01 02h33 30

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

2018-01-01 02h33 39

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

2018-01-01 02h33 54

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

2018-01-01 02h43 27

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

De Havilland DH.104 Devon C.1 Edit

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

2018-01-01 02h35 05
2018-01-01 02h45 09
2018-01-01 02h45 19
2018-01-01 02h45 44
2018-01-01 02h46 52

Unidentified Biplane Edit

Ep. 2.09 Paterfamilias

2018-01-01 02h36 38

To the right of the Ju 52.

2018-01-01 02h42 40

Antonov An-2 Edit

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

2018-01-01 02h42 40

Season 3Edit

De Havilland DH.104 Devon C.1 Edit

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

2019-11-20 02h10 28

Several Hawker Hunters lined up on the left.

2019-11-20 02h11 07
2019-11-20 02h11 42

Ep. 3.03 Aberfan

2019-11-20 18h14 57
2019-11-20 18h16 48

Vickers Super VC10 Edit

Usually portrayed by CGI.
Ep. 3.02 Margaretology

2019-11-20 02h13 53

Vickers Super VC10 of BOAC-British Overseas Airways Corporation.

2019-11-20 02h18 58

Vickers Super VC10 of BOAC-British Overseas Airways Corporation.

Ep. 3.05 Coup

2019-11-21 00h19 29

Vickers Super VC10 of BOAC-British Overseas Airways Corporation.

Ep. 3.08 Dangling Man

2019-11-21 22h32 59

Vickers Super VC10 of BOAC-British Overseas Airways Corporation.

Vickers Super VC10 Edit

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

2019-11-20 02h13 22

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

2019-11-20 02h17 49

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

2019-11-20 02h19 41

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

2019-11-20 02h28 55

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

Ep. 3.10 Cri de Coeur

2019-11-21 22h54 16

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

Beechcraft C-45H Expeditor Edit

Registration EC-ASJ, c/n AF-752 built in 1952. This aircraft normally wears the colors of the Spanish airline Spantax.
Ep. 3.02 Margaretology

2019-11-20 02h23 07
2019-11-20 02h23 18
2019-11-20 02h24 09
2019-11-20 02h25 32
2019-11-20 02h26 03

Lockheed C-130E Hercules Edit

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

2019-11-20 02h24 17

Boeing 707 Edit

In the background left.
Ep. 3.02 Margaretology

2019-11-20 02h28 24

Boeing 707 of Pan Am-Pan American World Airways.

Saturn V Apollo 11 Edit

Ep. 3.07 Moondust

2019-11-21 01h02 21
2019-11-21 01h03 00

North American Apollo Command/Service Module Edit

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

2019-11-21 01h03 45
2019-11-21 01h04 52

Grumman Lunar Module Edit

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

2019-11-21 01h09 09
2019-11-21 01h11 47
2019-11-21 01h16 48
2019-11-21 01h17 19

Hawker Siddeley HS.125 Edit

Ep. 3.07 Moondust

2019-11-21 01h13 34
2019-11-21 01h13 58
2019-11-21 01h14 12
2019-11-21 01h16 12

Unidentified Aircraft Edit

Ep. 3.09 Imbroglio

2019-11-21 22h40 20
2019-11-21 22h41 13

Piper PA-31 Edit

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

2019-11-21 22h50 30
2019-11-21 22h50 54
2019-11-21 22h51 21
2019-11-21 22h51 39
2019-11-21 22h52 54


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