Aeroplane Monthly - August 2017

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NEWS AND COMMENT

FROM THE EDITOR

NEWS
• P-47D Dottie May flies again
• Another Hurricane I airborne
• Sea Vixen damaged in belly landing
• BBMF Lancaster ready
• Canadian Anson goes on show … and the month’s other top aircraft preservation news

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

FLIGHT LINE
Reflections on aviation history with Denis J. Calvert

REGULARS

SKYWRITERS

Q&A
Your questions asked and answered

HOOKS’ TOURS
More splendid colour images from Mike Hooks’ outstanding archive. This month, a selection of Sud-Est Caravelles

EVENTS
Reviews from La Ferté Alais, Duxford, Shuttleworth and Cosford, plus show dates for August

REVIEWS

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FEATURES

CHARLES MASEFIELD’S MUSTANG
Fifty years on from its King’s Cup win, we remember the UK’s first American warbird with the help of its former owner/pilot

D-DAY ALBACORES
The Fairey biplane’s final operational hurrah, in service with a Canadian squadron

DECCA DEMONSTRATORS
Flying demonstrations of the Decca Navigator system made variety the spice of life for the late Peter Huggins

BATTLE OF BRITAIN HURRICANE
Hugh Taylor’s Hurricane I P3717 has added another magnificent example to the worldwide population of the famed Hawker fighter. In an exclusive feature, we detail its history and present the first air-to-air images of this Battle of Britain veteran

THE FIGHT FOR AIRFIELD H-3
During 1967’s Six-Day War, aerial fighting raged in the skies above a key Iraqi airfield

RYAN SCW
In bringing his beautiful Ryan SCW from Australia to Europe, Steve Carter has highlighted the history of this fine machine

AEROPLANE MEETS … BARRY TEMPEST
Stories galore from this veteran of the British display scene

DATABASE: VICKERS VARSITY
Denis J. Calvert explores the history of this much-loved RAF ‘flying classroom’

AEROPLANE ARCHIVE: PRINCE BERNHARD
The Dutch royal’s wartime flying