Aeroplane Monthly - June 2015

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NEWS AND COMMENT

FROM THE EDITOR

NEWS
• Spitfire XIV NH799 flies again in NZ
• Martin Maryland discovered
• Lockheed 10A bound for Prague
• ‘Brisfit’ airborne at La Ferté Alais
• VAAC Harrier for Cosford Air Show
… 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

HOOKS’ TOURS: MILES AIRCRAFT
Images from Mike Hooks’ collection

EVENTS

BOOKS

FEATURES

LUFTHANSA JU 52
What it takes for the German flag carrier to keep its highly historic ‘Tante Ju’ flying

BELGIAN HURRICANES
The true fate of the Belgian Air Force’s new, but ill-fated, Hawker Hurricane fleet in 1940

PARIS AIR SHOW 1946
Exotic and esoteric exhibits at the inaugural post-war Paris Salon

JET RECCE PIONEERS
The US Army Air Force’s first efforts at jet photo-reconnaissance, with the Lockheed P-80

GLOSTER GLADIATOR
The Fighter Collection’s Stephen Grey on his lifelong love affair with the Gloster biplane fighter

PILATUS HISTORY
Seventy-five years of innovation on the part of the Swiss aircraft manufacturer

PILATUS P2 FILM STARS
In the second part of our Pilatus coverage this month, we look at the P2 trainer’s myriad movie roles

AEROPLANE MEETS… DAVE SOUTHWOOD
From Bf 109G ‘Black 6’ to Lockheed F-117, this military test pilot and warbird flier has experienced much in a fascinating career

DATABASE: BRISTOL FIGHTER
Tony Holmes examines the history of this superb First World War workhorse, one of the conflict’s best fighter aircraft

RAF GERMANY LIGHTNINGS
Cold War memories of a first operational tour at RAF Gütersloh on the Lightning F2 and F2A