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#1 Posted : 05 September 2018 15:41:56
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New Channel 4 series starts on Sunday 9th Sept 2018

Model aircraft enthusiasts from Britain and Germany recreate the Battle of Britain

As part of the RAF’s centenary, the Battle of Britain is going to be brought to life as the nation’s top model airplane pilots gather together to recreate the days that changed history, in a new three-part series Battle of Britain: Model Squadron .

The skies will be filled with the buzz of model Spitfires and Hurricanes as Britain’s elite modellers recreate dive bombing, aerial encounters and dog fights above the south coast. They will uncover the strategy, tactics and history of those key moments of the summer of 1940 when the future of the country hung in the balance.

They will be joined in this epic endeavour by pilots from Germany - which has one of the biggest model aircraft communities in the world – who are bringing Messerschmitts: Bf 109 and 110, Heinkel 111 and Stuka dive bombers to Britain. The skills of British and German model flyers will be pitted against each other. By unpicking the complexities of the greatest aerial engagements in military history they will shed fresh understanding on the skills of the pilots of 1940.

Taking three iconic days from the Summer of 1940 as inspiration, the model aircraft enthusiasts will push themselves and their miniature flying machines to the limit to commemorate the sacrifices of the past and celebrate the bravery of the ‘few’.

The average age of a Battle of Britain pilot in 1940 was 20 years old. Let’s hope they can bring the story of their achievement to a whole new generation of younger TV viewers. Their stories will be illustrated by the many young modellers of the same age that are coming to take part in this audacious experiment.
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#2 Posted : 05 September 2018 16:02:55

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Link to the Daily Mail article on the new series:-

http://www.dailymail.co....le-Britain-dogfight.html
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#3 Posted : 05 September 2018 16:42:22

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Got this one on record so I don`t miss it.

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#4 Posted : 05 September 2018 18:28:51

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delboy271155 wrote:
Got this one on record so I don`t miss it.

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Yep, ThumpUp me too
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#5 Posted : 05 September 2018 20:12:31

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I'm with you guys BigGrin looking forward to seeing this.

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#6 Posted : 09 September 2018 23:24:20
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Anyone find this interesting?
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#7 Posted : 10 September 2018 00:16:40

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Excellent, seen the first episode, love the in the cockpit view.
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I thought it was great, lots of real life history and facts coupled with a bit of modelling shown in a positive light, plus the fact that the people involved are of varying ages and hopefully some of the younger generation watching may be inspired to start getting involved with the hobby.

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#9 Posted : 10 September 2018 09:32:24

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Have just caught up with this and found it very interesting and enjoyable. Lovely insight into the art of flying model aircraft and the fun that can be had with the hobby. Portraying a part of history in the way they are doing I found amazing and am now looking forward to seeing the next episode.... A must watch!!!

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