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Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
HEADLINE - Part of the 'Connie' Edwards collection is offered for sale.

NEWS - The most comprehensive heritage news available - 15 pages! OFMC's P-40 arrives: Shackleton blues; Tangmere remembers; Bulldog roll-out; Liberator's new colours; airfields under threat; 'Guppy' to retire?; Lancashire mill aviation collection; Auster racer restored; Vraux expands and MUCH more.

TRAVELS IN VIETNAM - Mike Woodley, of aviation film specialists Aces High, recently visited Vietnam and was given a unique insight into the US-supplied hardware that survived the collapse of the South.

'OPS' BOARD - Places to go, things to do and a new role for a Heinkel.

AFTER THE FIRE - Following the arson attack on its Vickers Valetta things looked gloomy for the North East Aircraft Museum. Ken Ellis discovers that every dark cloud has a silver lining.

INVADERS IN BLACK - Doug Gordon reveals USAF used of Douglas RB-26s in Europe.

ACROSS THE REALM - Full details of the organisations and museums taking part in the British Aviation Preservation Council's second National Aviation Heritage Week.

AIRSHOW - Win tickets to North Weald; colour from Australia's Avalon display and the dates for May.

LIGHTNING ALIVE! - Thunder City's Lightning T.5 has flown at Cape Town. FlyPast reports on a long-hoped-for event ? a Lightning in the air again!

WIN A FLIGHT IN A LIGHTNING! - In association with Thunder City we offer a reader the ride of a lifetime!

FROM THE WORKSHOP - Mark Nicholls revisits the National Museum of Naval Aviation to see its 'ladies in waiting' and its restoration facility ? zooming in on the current 'star', the Vought Vindicator.

ALL IN A DAY'S WORK - Lettice Curtis recalls typical days with the Air Transport Auxiliary and the 'ins' and 'cuts' of landing a Stirling.

GLORY DAYS - Jim Grant presents some souvenirs de la Belle France in 1915; photos from an Australian pilot flying with the Aviation Militaire.

OUT OF THE SHADOWS - Where others talked about clinching the deal for Ethiopia's warbird treasures, a determined South African just went and did it. John Leslie-Miller describes an epic salvage operation.

WHAT'S NEW - Videos under the microscope.

A SPECIAL NUMBER ? VN799 - To kick off our celebration of 50 years of the Canberra, Daniel Ford pays homage to the prototype.

CANBERRA GATEFOLD - A cutaway of the B.2; Olympus-engined high-climber artwork and the UK variants, Mks.i to 22.

DOUBLE FLAMEOUT - 'Jock' Dobie remembers when a lone ranger exercise in a Canberra produced a heart-stopping double flameout over the 'Med'.

FLYING LABORATORIES - Incredibly versatile, the Canberra excelled at test-bed roles. William Sleigh pays tribute to its experimental attributes.

BAPTISM OF FIRE - Derek Smith recalls his first bomber operation ? called to arms at OTU stage, the fledgling Wellington crew faced a raid on Diisseldorf.

BIRTH OF THE BIG CAT - William Vassallo explains how the concept of the flawed Grumman Skyrocket helped to guide the thinking behind the awesome F7F Tigercat and Kieran Hardly looks at Tigercat survivors.

FLYPOST - Another bumper contribution of views and comment from readers.

BACK A BADGE! - FlyPast supports the RAF Heraldry Trust ? so can you!

HAPPY ENDINGS - Franz Kahlhammer was lucky to escape with his life fol- lowing a tussle with a night-stalking Mosquito. Chris Goss explains that it was 55 years before the 'Mossie' crew appreciated their luck.

TIGER TALE - John Blackman samples the delights of the famed Tiger Club at its Headcorn base in Kent.

Included in this issue is an 8-page 'Canberra' fold-out
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