Aeroplane Monthly - January 2016

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NEWS AND COMMENT

FROM THE EDITOR

NEWS
• Mosquito prototype rolled out
• Vulcan makes final flight
• CH2A Mosquito wing attached
• Fw 190 airborne in Australia
• Spitfire for Texas Flying Legends
• Swiss rescue Storch to fly again
• Stinton Trophy for Stephen Grey
• Peter Holloway buys Ryan STA … 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 inter-war tribulations of a DH60 Moth flying instructor

BOOKS

FEATURES

CARRIER JET PIONEER
Film-maker Nicholas Jones hears from Capt Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown about his pioneering Vampire operations from HMS Ocean 70 years ago

CUNLIFFE-OWEN OA-1
One of the most unconventional shapes ever to appear in British skies

BOULTON PAUL P111
The little delta jet’s contribution to the development of powered flying controls

POLIKARPOV R-1
How derivatives of the Airco DH9 and DH9A played a significant role in between-the-wars Soviet aviation

AUTOGYROS AT WAR
As the Red Army sought to defend Moscow, the Kamov-designed A-7 autogyro supported ground forces as an observation post

FLYING THE MiG-15
A ‘from the cockpit’ perspective courtesy Kenneth Aarkvisla from the Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron

SOVIET MiGS OVER EGYPT
‘Fishbeds’ and ‘Foxbats’ in combat against Israel

AEROPLANE MEETS… MIKE WOODLEY
Over 30 years of flying for the film industry has afforded the boss of Aces High many unique experiences

DATABASE: FIAT CR42
Luigino Caliaro profiles the legendary Italian biplane fighter of World War Two

BLÉRIOT ANNIVERSARY RACE
1959’s memorable commemorative dash between London and Paris