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ight-Fighter Mission to Rabaul
Warren E. Thompson spoke to Lt Al Lukas, who planned and flew a single aircraft P-70 a€ Night Hawka€ night strike against the Japanese stronghold at Rabaul FREE* Battle of Britain DVD for every reader! (*Just pay postage) Blenheim Rebirth Jarrod Cotter recently visited the Aircraft Restoration Companya€ s workshops to speak to John Romain about recent progress in the return to flight of Blenheim G-BPIV in its new Mk I guise Never Failing! Martyn Chorlton outlines 98 Sqna€ s operations while flying the Mitchell from September 1942 through to May 1945, which earned the unit the Battle Honours Fortress Europe 1943-44, Normandy 1944, France & Germany 1944-45 and Rhine American lightplanes of the 1930s American light aircraft are a common sight in Britain today, but the invasion started in a small way during the 1930s as Mike Hooks explains Oris Aviatorsa€ Academy Jarrod Cotter reports from the Swiss Alps, where a fleet of historic aircraft are receiving the generous support of watch manufacturer Oris. This pictorial presentation shows a variety of them Defenders of the Mountain Fronts Part 2 Luigino Caliaro concludes the story of 71 Squadriglia Caccia, one of the most prominent units of the Italian Regio Esercito that fought in the First World War A tribute to the a€ Queen of the Skiesa€ To mark the imminent retirement of the VC10 from RAF service after more than 47 years, Aeroplane artist Tim Oa€ Brien presents an oil painting of an air-to-air refuelling scene and a selection of oil sketches depicting scenes from on board one of these steadfast workhorses during a typical sortie General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark In a 46-year long operational career that only recently ended with the RAAF in 2010, the pioneering F-111 introduced a host of new technologies into the production of military aircraft. Peter Davies tells the story of the worlda€ s first production variable-geometry aircraft. NEWS All the latest preservation news, compiled by Tony Harmsworth Register Review Mike Hooks presents our column on registration news Aircrew a€ Pioneer Otto Lilienthal James Kightly looks at the work of an early aviator whose work with gliders paved the way for later airmen. Illustration From the Aeroplane Archives To complement this issuea€ s workshop report on the Bristol Blenheim, we present a cutaway drawing which was published in the June 16, 1937 issue of The Aeroplane SKYWRITERS A selection of readersa€ letters BOOK REVIEWS EVENTS Event listings for October 2012 GIFTS FLYING VISIT Flight Lieutenant Andrew Fyvie-Rae to Gareth Stringer about his aviation career Q&A Your questions asked, and answered, with Mike Hooks SERVICES AND NEXT MONTH IN AEROPLANE HAIRY MOMENT Our regular spot for your historic-aviation close calls
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