Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
Struck by Lightning The Planes of Fame Air Museum recently held a special event to celebrate its popular P-38 Lightning. Frank B Mormillo reports. Warsaw Liberators Steve Maclean describes how Liberator crews supplied beleaguered Polish partisans amid a vicious German backlash. Millionairea€ s Squadron Tom Moulson, 601 Squadrona€ s first National Service pilot, reflects on life flying jets with North Wealda€ s a€~Weekend Warriorsa€ . MiG over Norway Richard Paver profiles the Norwegian Air Force Historic Squadrona€ s MiG-15. Happy Hunting Tom Eeles remembers his time flying Hawker Hunters with the Tactical Weapons Unit. Maple Leaf Giant The huge, four-engined Canadair CP-107 Argus served its nation well. Robert S Grant praises Canadaa€ s sub-hunter. Spitfire Finale The last Spitfire victories of World War Two were made over Borneo shortly before VJ Day, as Andrew Thomas relates. African Assignment Andrew Thomas details the work of a small RAF detachment supporting a West African referendum in 1961. Battle of Midway A series of features reflecting on the most important naval battle of World War Twoa€ s Pacific campaign a€ and an exclusive look at a restored Grumman Avenger. Valour in the Pacific Jonathan Parshall describes how the US Navy and its aviators turned the tide of war during the Battle of Midway. Dauntless and unbowed Moose Peterson examines the important role played by the Douglas Dauntless, and details the example now flown by the CAFa€ s Dixie Wing. Unequal struggle A costly setback for Brewster Buffalo-equipped US Marine Corps unit VMF-221 is analysed by Andrew Thomas. Avenging angel With exclusive air-to-air photography by John Dibbs, Lt Col Robert a€~Cricketa€ Renner profiles a Grumman Avenger that has been restored to fly in the US. Regulars Airshow Nigel Price reports from the annual Sun a€ n Fun aviation extravaganza in Lakeland, Florida. FlyPost Readersa€ letters and dates for your diary. Whata€ s New The latest books, models and aviation merchandise receive the FlyPast verdict. Glory Days A compilation of rarely seen images showing Lockheeda€ s P-38 Lightning in post-war service. From The Workshop The transformation of potentially airworthy Avro Lancaster B.VII Just Jane at East Kirkby is described by Darren Harbar. Finals Sabre and MiG. Flypast Spotlight: Douglas B-66 Destroyer Origin and History We recount the Cold War jeta€ s history. Destroyer In Combat Bill Cahill investigates the use of the EB-66 in the electronic reconnaissance role, when Destroyer crews played cat and mouse with North Vietnamese missiles. RB-66B in Profile Andy Hay artwork of a Douglas RB-66B that was based in the UK during the 1960s.
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