Aeroplane Monthly - January 2015

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NEWS AND COMMENT

FROM THE EDITOR

NEWS
• A-17 Nomad recovered in Canada
• IWM Duxford rolls out restored P-51
• EXCLUSIVE! TVAL-built DH-4 flies
… and the month’s other top aircraft preservation news

HANGAR TALK
Steve Slater’s monthly comment column on the historic aircraft world

REGULARS

SKYWRITERS

Q
Your questions asked and answered

AIRCREW
Focusing on the work of an RAAF Liberator radar operator

BOOKS

EVENTS

FEATURES

CURTISS-WRIGHT CW-19R
The world’s sole flying ‘All-metal’ has a fascinating background

78TH FIGHTER GROUP
The transition of the ‘Duxford Eagles’ from P-47 to P-51, 70 years ago

AMERICAN AIR MUSEUM
The latest on IWM Duxford’s upcoming major project

THE CO’S QUERY
Air-to-air with Spitfire IX MJ730, and insights into its Mediterranean ops

D’ANNUNZIO’S VIENNA RAID
Italy’s controversial ‘pilot-poet’ and a daring WW1 exploit

DH88 COMET SPECIAL
• Grosvenor House’s post-MacRobertson Race history
• From the cockpit — we talk to Shuttleworth chief pilot ‘Dodge’ Bailey about flying the famous red-and-white racer

OPERATION ‘BARBAROSSA’
Extracts from a Luftwaffe Ju 88 pilot’s Eastern Front diary

AEROPLANE MEETS… PETE KYNSEY
Our new interview series on leading figures from the historic aircraft scene kicks off with the chief pilot of The Fighter Collection

DATABASE: BOEING 727
The world’s first tri-jet airliner to enter service, the 727 truly demonstrated the wide ranging potential of jet travel. We detail its development and service

DE BRUYNE SNARK
The unorthodox 1930s light aircraft that confounded the experts