Aeroplane Monthly - November 2015

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An Aeroplane special section

RACING MOTH
How a beautiful, modified DH60M Moth ended up back in the Kidston family

MEW GULLS
Shuttleworth’s and David Beale’s superb Percival racers come together

COSMIC WIND BALLERINA
The story of a famous Formula One ‘midget’ air racer

FEATURES

BIGGIN 75
Saluting the Battle of Britain’s ‘hardest day’

VULCAN XH558
Highlights of the last flying ‘V-bomber’s’ final display season

BILLANCOURT RAID
A famous Mosquito PR mission after Bomber Command’s raid against the Renault works at Billancourt on 3 March 1942

AEROPLANE MEETS… GENE DeMARCO
The most experienced pilot of First World War aircraft

DATABASE: METEOR NIGHT FIGHTERS
Tony Buttler details the aircraft that started a new era for RAF night fighter units, as the first jet to serve in the role

‘PATRICIA LYNN’ RB-57s
Secretive Vietnam War USAF recce operations uncovered

NEWS AND COMMENT

FROM THE EDITOR

NEWS
• Hunter tragedy at Shoreham
• ‘Battle of Britain’ B-25 saved
• Classic Air Force Rapide and
Chipmunk sold at Goodwood
• Italian P-51 restored
… 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 role of a First World War Hansa-Brandenburg floatplane crew

EVENTS

BOOKS