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Aeroplane Monthly Magazine, September 1987 Issue

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Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
Grapevine - Michael Oakey's monthly review of happenings in the aircraft preservation world
Testing the early American jets - Part 1 - In the spring of 1948. English Electric's chief test pilot Roland Beamont went to the USA to fly and evaluate a selection of first-generation American military jets. In this new series, with the aid of his original flight test reports, he describes what he found?beginning with the Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star and the Republic P-84 Thunder jet
Per mare probare - In Part Six of their series on aeroplanes tested by the Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment at Felixstowe in Suffolk, Alec Lumsden and Terry Heffernan conclude their account of the development of the Fairey 11 IP's seaplane variant
Xiphias - Xiphias is the Latin generic name for the swordfish?a species seldom found in arctic waters. Its flying namesake, though, was often seen over the cold northern oceans on missions like the one recalled here byJ 0 R Tupper. flown from HMS Campania on December 10, 1944
Win a flight in a Swordfish - Your chance to win a trip in the Royal Navy Historic Flight's Fairey Swordfish, the world's only airworthy example of the type
Skywriters - "No blame attaches . . ." - Part 2 - O C Stapleton concludes his two-part account of a little-publicised but historic encounter in the spring of 1941 between British and Italian forces in the Red Sea?an encounter which demonstrated the dramatic effect air power could have on naval warfare
Forty years on - Former RAF fighter pilot Wg Cdr Tom Neil recalls how, earlier this year. we arranged for him to renew his acquaintanceship with the Spitfire
Emily - The only surviving example of World War Two's most outstanding flying-boat, the Kawanishi H8K2 "Emily", is currently on display in Tokyo Photographs by Sam Smith
Forties favourites - No 5 - In the fifth of a series of features selected from our archives we examine the de Havilland DH.103 Hornet F Mk 1. This article, together with the accompanying J. H. Clark cutaway drawing, first appeared in The Aeroplane of January 25. 1946
Personal album - Selection ofFAA aircraft photographed at Kai Tak. Hong Kong in the Thirties
Preservation profile - Chuck Sloat traces the history of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Cessna Crane I
Wings of peace - John Stroud's series on between-the-wars European airliners continues with the French Dewoitine D332, 0333 and D.338 trimotors
Little Bird - Bernard Rice reports on the Hatfield Little Bird. an unorthodox American homebuilt microlight inspired by the Arup flying wings of the Thirties
Blenheim appeal
Recuperated Coupe - Steve Porter traces the history of the robust little Civilian Coupe of 1929. and recalls the career of recently-restored example G-ABNT

Front Cover - This month's front cover depicts Royal Navy Historic Flight Fairey Swordfish LS326 in its new colour scheme, appropriate to its service aboard an escort carrier late in World War Two The aircraft was photographed by RICHARD WINSLADE on May 16. on its way from Booker to Yeowlton in the hands of Lt-Cdr Tony White. It was the Swordfish's first flight after its refurbishment and respraying by Booker-based Personal Plane Services
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