Aeroplane Monthly - August 2016

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FIGHTER COMMAND
A section of features marking the 80th anniversary of the foundation of RAF Fighter Command

MUNICH CRISIS
A welcome ‘breathing space’

BLENHEIM NIGHT KILLS
Nocturnal Battle of Britain combats

V1 KILLERS
Destroying ‘doodlebugs’ at any cost

CENTRAL FIGHTER ESTABLISHMENT
In-house evaluation

DUXFORD’S FINAL DAYS
The Hunter and Javelin era

NEWS AND COMMENT

FROM THE EDITOR

NEWS
• Bf 109G-12 re-creation ready to fly
• ‘Dunkirk’ film in production
• Somme commemorations ...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
More superb colour images from Mike Hooks’ collection

EVENTS
Reports from the UK and Europe, plus show news, previews and listings

BOOKS

FEATURES

BRISTOL SCOUT
A 100-year family affair

SBAC SHOWS: RADLETT 1946
The inaugural post-war SBAC display

SBAC SHOWS: FARNBOROUGH 1966
When Farnborough went international— well, almost

AEROPLANE MEETS… STU GOLDSPINK
One of the most versatile historic aircraft pilots around

CAFU DOVES
The DH twin’s sterling service with the Civil Aviation Flying Unit

CHIPMUNK SALUTE
Happy memories of the DH classic

DATABASE: CAC BOOMERANG
James Kightly recounts the origins and service history of Australia’s ‘emergency fighter’