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Aeroplane Monthly Magazine, May 1985 Issue

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Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
Grapevine - Our monthly review of happenings in the aircraft preservation world
Westland's heavenly twin - The Westland Welkin high altitude fighter, designed as a successor to the Westland Whirlwind, but which never saw operational service, is described by Terry Heffernan
Probe Probare No 12: Armstrong Whitworth Ensign - Alee Lumsden and Terry Heffernan continue their series on aircraft which received special attention from the Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment with the Armstrong Whitworth Ensign airliner of the late Thirties'
Personal Album - Two pages of post-war RAF Spitfires from the album of Mr P. Clifton
Another job for Burgoyne - Part 3 - Part Three of the series in which Sqn Ldr Tom Burgoyne, attached to an American fighter wing somewhere in Hampshire during the spring of 1944, acts as an occasional test pilot for a local RAF maintenance unit attach- ment. This month Burgoyne comes to grips with an Albemarle, and things go from bad to worse
They fell right in the larder - Shortly before VE Day the RAF and the USAAF dropped 7,300 tons of food to the starving Dutch, cut offby floods, the German retreat and trouble with the railways. At the receiving end, on a racecourse at the Hague, was Anthony Pnnzen who recalls what it was like when it rained food for eight days
A. E. Hagg - Arthur Hagg, the distinguished aircraft and boat designer, died in January this year. A while ago Kevin Desmond spent a day with the great man, during which the ex- de Havilland chief designer unfolded his 35-year career in aviation
Test pilot profile No 12: Gp Capt Hugh J. Wilson - Don Middleton outlines the career of the man who test flew Britain's first jet aircraft, trained the RAF's first jet squadron and who estab- lished the world speed record in a Meteor in November 1945
Preservation Profile - This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Avro Anson. The only airworthy example flying in Europe is Anson WD413, subject of this month's Profile
Wings of Peace - The Armstrong Whitworth Argosy biplane is the subject of John Stroud's regular series on inter-war European airliners
Armchair Aviation - When flying was still an adventure - Part 2 - Fifty years ago Neil Ewart learned to fly with the Yapton Aero Club at Ford in Sussex - see last month's issue. In December 1936 he moved to the Brooklands Flying Club to receive advanced training
British pre-war ultra-light aircraft No 50: Beardmore WB.XXIV Wee Bee 1 - Philip Jarrett describes the most successful contestant in the 1924 two-seater Lympne lightplane trials
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