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Biggles: Adventures in Time

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Biggles: Adventures in Time (1986) aka "Biggles"
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Movie Poster
Country UKD.jpg United Kingdom
Directed by John Hough
Release Date May 23, 1986
Language English
German
Studio Compact Yellowbill
Tambarle
Distributor UIP
Main Cast
Character Actor
James 'Biggles' Bigglesworth Neil Dickson
Jim Ferguson Alex Hyde-White
Debbie Fiona Hutchison
William Raymond Peter Cushing
Erich von Stalhein Marcus Gilbert
Chuck William Hootkins



The following weapons were used in the film Biggles: Adventures in Time:


Submachine Guns

Haenel-Schmeisser MP28/II

Haenel-Schmeisser MP28/II submachine guns (standing in for the original Bergmann MP18) are used by James 'Biggles' Bigglesworth (Neil Dickson), the German Officer, Debbie, and Jim Ferguson (Alex Hyde-White). Several German soldiers on the secret facility also carry them.

Haenel-Schmeisser MP28/II - 9x19mm
Movie promotional shot with the actors posing with various weapons.
James 'Biggles' Bigglesworth (Neil Dickson) with the MP28/II. It seems that in this scene it is loaded with a 50-round Lanchester Mk. I magazine.
Jim Ferguson (Alex Hyde-White) with the MP28/II. Note the fire selector.
Note the crimped cases (blanks).

Heckler & Koch MP5A2

Early Heckler & Koch MP5A2 SMG's with straight magazines are used by the Met police PT17 Firearms Team as they try to find Biggles and Jim Ferguson.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2 with original "slimline" handguard and straight "waffle"-style magazine - 9x19mm
Early Heckler & Koch MP5A2 SMG's with straight magazines are used by the Met police PT17 Firearms Team as they try to find Biggles and Jim Ferguson.
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Mini Uzi

A Mini Uzi is seen held by Jim Ferguson while he is dressed as a WWI soldier in a 1980's hotel room in London.

Mini Uzi SMG with stock folded - 9mm
The Mini Uzi is on the right.
A Mini Uzi is seen in the lap of Jim Ferguson while he is dressed as a WWI soldier in a 1980's hotel room in London.

Sterling Mk. IV

A Sterling SMG is used by Jim Ferguson and later Biggles as they return to 1917 in a stolen Police helicopter. It is originally an Aircrew Weapon from the Metropolitan Police Bell 206.

Sterling L2A3 (Mk. 4) - 9x19mm
If you can fly a Sopwith Camel, you can fly anything!
The Sterling is seen on the right.
Jim with the Sterling.
Biggles fires the Sterling.

Rifles

Mauser Karabiner 98AZ

Mauser 98AZ Artillery Carbine rifles are used by the German soldiers. The Germans use mainly Mauser K98a rifles, which look like Polish WWII Mausers and were used by German "Stoßtruppen" (shock troops) during the trench warfare.

Mauser Karabiner 98AZ - 7.92x57mm Mauser
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Mauser Gewehr 1898

Some German soldiers use also Mauser Gewehr 1898 with shorter barrels and turned bolt handles. Such similar configurations are also seen in other British productions like A Bridge Too Far and Dunkirk.

Mauser Gewehr 1898, modified in 1915 for use as sniper rifle. Note the turned-down bolt handle and Lange-Visier sight.
A right view of one G98 in the center; the German pretends to move the bolt-handle that is still untouched. Note the shorter barrel.
Another soldier (left) aims the rifle; turned-down bolt handle is seen.

Parker-Hale M-85

The Police marksman in the helicopter uses the Parker-Hale M-85 rifle to take a shot at Jim Ferguson on the rooftop in 1986 London.

Parker Hale M85 - 7.62x51mm NATO
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Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk. III*

SMLE rifles are used by the British Army in 1917.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk. III* - .303 British.
Jim Ferguson holds the SMLE fitted with a bayonet while he is dressed as a WWI soldier in a 1980's hotel room in London.
Cheering British soldiers hold SMLE rifles as they see the helicopter.
Soldiers with SMLE rifles.

Handguns

Webley Mk. VI

Webley Mk VI revolvers are used by Biggles, Algie and Bertie

Webley Mk. VI - .455 Webley
Movie promotional shot with the actors posing with various weapons.
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Luger P08

A Luger P08 is held by Biggles against Stahlhein's head.

Luger P08 with black grips - 9x19mm
A Luger is held by Biggles against Stahlhein's head.

Browning Hi-Power

A Browning Hi-Power is seen used by undercover police outside the Tower Hotel.

Inglis Hi-Power with distinctive 'hump' backsight - 9x19mm
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Mauser C96

A Mauser C96 is also used.

Mauser C96 "Pre-War Commercial" - 7.63x25mm Mauser
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Smith & Wesson Model 19 Snub

What appears to be a snub version of the Smith & Wesson Model 19 is seen used by undercover police outside the Tower Hotel.

Smith & Wesson Model 19 Snub Nose - .357 Magnum.
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Machine Guns

Vickers Mk. I

An abandoned Vickers machine gun is seen on the Western front in 1917.

Vickers Mk. I with ribbed water jacket - .303 British
The muddy Vickers lies in No Man' Land.

Lewis Gun

A Lewis gun is used by Jim Ferguson back in 1917 on Biggles' two-seat photo-recon aircraft (actually a modified Belgian Stampe SV.4 rather than anything that would have flown with the Royal Flying Corps in 1917). A Lewis gun is also seen in the trenches on the Western Front. The aircraft-mounted weapon is in fact the ground service model with standard shoulder stock, rather than the 'spade grip' and barrel shroud.

Lewis Gun - .303 British
Production image of Jim Ferguson manning the Lewis Gun.
Note the unusual stock.
Jim Ferguson mans the Lewis Gun.
The Lewis Gun is seen behind Jim.

Maxim MG08

Dual-mounted Maxim MG08 air-cooled machine guns are seen on Stahlhein's aircraft in 1917. These are actually modified infantry machine guns, to look like the aircraft version.

Maxim MG08 on 'sledge' mount - 7.92x57mm Mauser
lMG 08/15 Air-Cooled - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Note to the cooling shroud, which differs from the real aircraft version, and the fact that they have retained their rear grips.
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Other

Webley & Scott Flare Pistol

A Webley & Scott No. 1 Mk. III* flare pistol is used by Biggles in 1986 London to shoot at the Police Marksman in the helicopter.

Webley & Scott No. 1 Mk. III* Signal Pistol - 1 inch
A Webley & Scott flare pistol is used by Biggles in 1986 London.

Mills Bomb

A bag of Mills Bombs is carried by Ginger who gives Biggles a grenade to blow out a hole where a German sniper escapes, And later by Biggles to kill Eric Von Stalhein (Marcus Gilbert).

Mills Bomb High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
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Model 24 Stielhandgranate

Model 24 Stielhandgranates are used by German troops, and also by Eric Von Stalhein who mutually tries to kill Biggles.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate
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10.5-cm-leichte Feldhaubitze 18

During the weapons testing ground, various objects are around such as dummy soldiers and anachronistically WW2 German 105mm Howitzer. Shortly after the secret weapon is used, the objects crumble up.

Leichte Feldhaubitze 18/40 field gun displayed in Hämeenlinna Artillery Museum - 105mm
View of the WW2 German 105mm Howitzer from the Bunker during the secret weapons test
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7.7 cm Feldkanone 16

7.7-cm-Feldkanone 16.
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Biggles next to the Field gun.

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