Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
Buffalo soldiers Peter London explains how the unfairly maligned Brewster Buffalo proved to be a formidable weapon in Finnish hands. Hunting high and low Two wars, stand-offs with the Soviets and a world altitude record: Warren E Thompson talked to Col Howard Johnson about these exploits. Suez Canberras Andrew Thomas describes the English Electric Canberraa€ s operational debut in the skies over Egypt. Unbeatable Buccaneer Graham Pitchfork recalls his days on 208 Squadron and how the Buccaneer-equipped unit became the spearhead of NATOa€ s northern flank. End of the line The final days of the Buccaneer are described with affection by Gp Capt Nigel Huckins. Spitfire flight A memorable flight in the rear cockpit of the Grace Spitfire from Sywell is recalled by Steve Beebee. Special Duties David Coxon and Hugh Trevor pay tribute to a€~Maca€ McCairns, whose medals are now treasured by the Tangmere Military Aviation Museum. Flypast Spotlight: Lavochkin La-5 Origin and History We recount the Russian fightera€ s history. Lavochkin In Combat Aleksander Medved explains how the Soviet Air Force developed a worthy adversary to the Luftwaffea€ s Fw 190 and Bf 109. La-5 in Profile Andrey Yurgenson artwork of a Lavochkin La-5FN. Men Behind the Machine The spectacular career of Soviet fighter ace Nikolai Skomorokhov is assessed by Aleksander Medved. Regulars Airfields a€ Cornwall Ken Ellis journeys through Cornwall, highlighting the areaa€ s extensive aviation heritage. From The Workshop LinnÃÃ
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