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Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
Features:
The Thin Red Line - Dr Alfred Price reveals how Hitler convinced his troops - falsely - that a Soviet attack was imminent in June 1941, requiring a pre-emptive attack
Gingered Up - A UK-based Spitfire once flown by a famous RAF fighter ace has returned to the air refreshed after a six-year restoration, as Richard Paver reports
Back to the Future - Tim Skeet concludes his two-part report on Air Atlantique's Classic Flight and the challenging times ahead
A Life on the Edge - The first half of Tony Harmsworth's profile of the colourful life of RAF Mustang pilot, Life photographer and diamond smuggler Terry Spencer
Tangled in the Soup? - We take a wry look at wartime RAF slang to coincide with the reprinting of Faber & Faber's Service Slang book - and we have ten copies to give away!
Hold Your Fire! - Former Meteor pilot Fred Grisley offers an historical perspective on Prince William's recent use of an RAF helicopter
Let Freedom Ring! - Michael O'Leary traces the fascinating history of Boeing B-17G Liberty Belle, from five-engined testbed to airworthy tribute, and which is due to cross the Atlantic to visit the UK this summer
Come Fly With Us! - Want to fly in a B-17 or B-25? Michigan's Yankee Air Museum can fix it for you...
Frozen in Time - The second half of Peter Nash's detailed story on the history, recovery and restoration of the RAF Museum's Halifax

Regulars:
News - All the latest preservation news, compiled by Tony Harmsworth
Where on Earth? - This month Peter Davison takes us on an armchair adventure to find a Freighter in New Zealand
From the Archives - Nick Stroud revisits the aviation news and issues of 75 years ago - 1933
Aircrew - James Kightly takes a detailed look at the vital role of the B-29 Superfortress Flight Engineer; illustration by Ian Bott
Picture of the Month - An iconic study of Spitfire Mk Is of 611 Sqn is this month's offering
Readers'Archive - Reader Sam Whitworth's photographs from his days as an engineer at the Yorkshire Aeroplane Club
Skywriters - A selection of readers' letters on a wide range of topics
Flying Visit - Melvyn Hiscock talks to former chief test pilot for British Aerospace, Roy Radford, about his flying career
Crosswind - John Fricker provides sideways comment on the aviation world

In Database: Westland Wyvern:
Westland specialist DEREK JAMES relates the difficult evolution of Britain's only attempt at a turboprop-powered naval strike fighter:
- The genesis of the prototype Rolls-Royce Eagle-engined Wyvern
- Scale drawings - the Wyvern TF.2, S.4 and T.3, by Tim Hall
- The structure and systems of the Wyvern prototype, and S.4 data
- How the troublesome Eagle engine was replaced with the Python turboprop
- In 1956, the Wyvern was called into combat during the Suez Crisis
- Pilot's perspective by Capt Eric Brown
- An airworthy Wyvern?

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- Auction Update
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- Registration Update
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