Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
Double trouble One of the most unusual weapons in the Luftwaffea€ s World War Two armoury was the Mistel composite bomber. Chris Goss tells its remarkable story. Mitchell mission The Brenner Pass was well defended by the Germans in the last days of the war. Thomas Cleaver describes how B-25 crews of the 57th Bomb Wing broke through. Flying B-25s A round-up of Mitchells that are maintained in airworthy condition. Snow bird Stephen Chapis talks to Virginia-based John Elliott about his rare Stearman, designed for Canadian winters. Vulcana€ s future The Vulcan to the Sky Trusta€ s Dr Robert Pleming reveals future plans for XH558 and the Trusta€ s other exhibits in our exclusive interview. English Electric Lightning We pay tribute to a homegrown Cold War legend a€ the potent English Electric Lightning. Regulars Manufacturers Ken Ellis continues his survey of British post-war manufacturers with the successful Hawker fighter dynasty. FlyPost Readersa€ letters and dates for your diary. Museums To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Coventrya€ s Midland Air Museum, John Berkeley describes how the pioneering collection got started. Glory Days Previously unseen images of a wartime exercise at Debden involving Bristol Blenheims and Hawker Hectors. From The Workshop A close look at Boeing B-29 Superfortress T-Square 54, now resident within the Museum of Flighta€ s Aviation Pavilion. The Way We Were Andrew Thomas recounts the history of the RAFa€ s XV Squadron. Finals Hawker Hunter. Flypast Spotlight Westland Whirlwind WIN! A day with the Fighter Collection. Also win tickets for Flying Legends airshow and the RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day.
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