Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
Wing To Wing At Duxford it is now possible to fly in Classic Wingsa€ Dragon Rapide alongside Old Flying Machine Companya€ s Spitfire. Steve Beebee investigates. Australian Hero Curtiss P-40 pilot Nicky Barr flew in combat with fearless dedication. Air Cdre Graham Pitchfork tells his story. Back in a Spitfire Richard Paver explains how disappointment turned into delight for a veteran Spitfire pilot. Hurricane Return Rachel Morris describes the return to UK skies of a famous British warbird. Great War VC Lord Ashcroft recounts the dramatic events that led to a Victoria Cross being awarded to an airman for the first time. Mosquito to the Sky Gavin Conroy outlines how the finishing touches are being applied to the Military Aviation Museuma€ s soon-to-be-airworthy Mosquito. F-111 Legacy John Parker looks at how public opinion has helped to preserve an important part of Australiaa€ s Cold War history. Transatlantic Junkers A Junkers Ju 52 has completed an historic crossing of the Atlantic to tour the USA. Michael Oa€ Leary reports. FlyPast Spotlight - Boeing B-29 Superfortress Origin and History A look at the history of the famous US bomber. Contemporaries Compared We compare the Superfortress to two other bombers of the era. Men Behind the B-29 Warren Thompson talks to some of the men who flew the Boeing in World War Two and the Korean conflict. B-29 in Profile Pete West profiles an ill-fated Washington B.1 a€ the name given to the B-29 in RAF service. Inside the B-29 Cutaway artwork of a Boeing B-29 Superfortress. In Combat Lt Col Earl J McGill describes a€~Black Tuesdaya€ , a Korean War raid that took a horrible mauling in just 15 minutes. Warriors We look at the worlda€ s few remaining B-29s. Regulars Airfields a€" West Malling Robin J Brooks charts the wartime exploits of West Malling airfield in Kent. From The Workshop a€" Hurricane and Fury Two classic fighters from the Hawker stable are taking shape in Cambridgeshire, as Steve Beebee discovered. For Valour Air Cdre Graham Pitchfork profiles the bravery of Victoria Cross recipient Bill Newton. Whata€ s New The latest books, prints, models and other products receive the FlyPast verdict. Airshow Reports and images from Duxford and Sywell, and a look at two Light Aircraft Association fly-ins. FlyPost and a€~Opsa€ Board Readersa€ letters, plus more dates for your diary. Finals Albatros D.Va and RAF RE.8. News P-40 coming to Duxford Hawker Tempest restoration Duxford a€~Ju 52a€ on the move Apachea€ s Oshkosh accolade B-17 to be restored Southend Vulcan half-century
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