Aeroplane Monthly - April 2017

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NEWS AND COMMENT

FROM THE EDITOR

NEWS
• Ex-RAFM Miles Hawk to Montrose
• CAF Dixie Wing P-63 flies again
• Pima gets more British types
• Beaufighter nose for Bristol museum
• D-Day veteran C-47 Britain-bound … and the month’s other top aircraft preservation news

HANGAR TALK
Steve Slater’s monthly comment column on the historic aircraft world

SKYWRITERS

Q&A
Your questions asked and answered

HOOKS’ TOURS
More outstanding colour images from Mike Hooks’ collection. This month, some lovely silver EE Lightnings

EVENTS

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FEATURES

NO 140 SQUADRON
Early WW2 photo-recce operations over Europe in Spitfires and Blenheims by the Army’s ‘aerial spies’

IWM IN THE CRYSTAL PALACE
The Imperial War Museum was founded 100 years ago. When it opened in 1920, it had a very special collection of Great War aircraft

DUXFORD’S EARLY MUSEUM YEARS
Without Dr Christopher Roads, IWM Duxford as we know it today may never have existed

BROOKLANDS MUSEUM
A large-scale redevelopment programme is enhancing this hugely important heritage site in leaps and bounds

BELLANCA IRISH SWOOP
The Aeroplane dubbed it ‘the Shamrocket’ — sure enough, this MacRobertson air racer didn’t make the grade

AEROPLANE MEETS … BRIAN SMITH
The master showman of the air display scene’s most memorable massed Spitfire sequences

WARBIRD HERITAGE FOUNDATION
We talk to the founder of this growing Illinois-based collection

DATABASE: MORANE-SAULNIER MS406
The Armée de l’Air’s most numerous fighter during the Battle of France is examined in detail by Tony Holmes

DHA DROVER
de Havilland Australia’s rough and ready three-engined transport

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