Aeroplane Monthly - May 2015

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NEWS AND COMMENT

FROM THE EDITOR

NEWS
• Rare P-51H Mustang re-surfaces
• Caproni bomber replica flies
• BE2e arrives at Stow Maries
… 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
The famed ‘stolen aeroplane’ act, an airshow staple for decades and as much-loved as ever — especially when flown in a yellow Piper Cub

BOOKS

FEATURES

TSR2: 50 YEARS ON
Half a century after its cancellation, a balanced re-assessment of how BAC’s advanced strike aircraft proved a project too far

A-36 APACHE
The first air-to-air photos of the Collings Foundation’s A-36 Apache, remembering the dive-bomber’s role in the Mediterranean

AEROPLANE’S VE DAY
70th anniversary special

‘MANNA’ AND ‘CHOWHOUND’
Their strategic bombing tasks all but over, at the very end of the war in Europe Lancasters and B-17s helped save the Dutch people

BERLIN IN 1945
For the victorious Allies, Berlin’s airfields helped in efforts at getting the destroyed city — and the rest of Germany — back on its feet

VICTORY CELEBRATIONS
During 1945 and ’46, the UK’s celebrations of wartime victory contained significant aviation elements

VIKING AND TUDOR
Britain’s first two post-war airliners enjoyed mixed fortunes

AEROPLANE MEETS… ELLY SALLINGBOE
The operator of B-17G Sally B recalls the highs and lows of this famous heavy bomber’s 40 years on the display circuit

TRIMOTORS IN NEW GUINEA
The Ford Trimotor saw service in some very rugged climes, few more so than New Guinea

AEROPLANE ARCHIVE: GOTHA Go 150
Revisiting the German light twin that The Aeroplane tested exclusively in 1938

SPITFIRE OVER PRAGUE
Stephen Stead, owner-pilot of Spitfire TE184, recalls a very historic ‘deployment’ last summer