Matchless G3L in Movies
More than one bike is shown in the scene. I suppose they are all the same model. Looks a little like a 1950's BSA Plane may be a Supermarine Spitfire hard to tell from this angle Yes definitely a Spitfire.... Beautiful plane, They have one in the Smithsonian that I drool on from time to time Always admired their shape but the best part is seeing them fly and the fantastic noise the merlin engine makes. I have never heard a real merlin but I have heard the packard made copies that the US used - wow. With those war machines they didn't worry about noise.
Spitfire on the ground is Mk XVI? I heard Packard Merlin of P-51D. It was loud but clear & comfortable for me ...by the way, the motorcycle is Matchless G3L (1941- by front fork) http://www.freewebs.com/thenormandyarnhemsociety/bike%20002.jpg
Foyle's War EP: 5.01
Matchless G3L over 63,000 made for wartime service then continued in civillian production as the G3 Clubman....the wartime one had girder type front fork as in pic..and some detail differences.
The bike in the pic actually has tele forks which I think Matchless were among the first to use in mass production.
The Protectors EP: 1.26
Matchless G3L (1941- & 1945-) http://www.autogallery.org.ru/k/ma/45matchlessG3L_Thumper.jpg This 'Teledraulic' fork was used from 1941. http://www.dropbears.com/m/models/classic/images/teledraulic.gif
Dad's Army EP: 5.12
could it be Matchless ? only can find this postwar conversion with 350ccm single engine http://www.bikeexif.com/ajs-16mc
not could, it is! Matchless G3L
It has swing fork rear suspension - rare in 1950. It might be a Matchless G80. yes, with the "Candlestics" shocks, the pre'Jampots
I think it's a Matchless G3/L from '49 or '50 or maybe an older one (military bike?) with modified rear, because the way the rear shocks are connected to the frame is not standard.