Aeroplane Monthly - September 2017

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NEWS AND COMMENT

FROM THE EDITOR

NEWS
• BBMF marks 60th anniversary
• Dumfries Spitfire unveiled
• P-51B goes trans-Atlantic
• Sea Fury T20 flies again
• Boeings and Bells star at Oshkosh
• Mosquito fuselage at V&A … 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

BRIEFING FILE
Our series on aspects of aviation technology or tactics. This time we examine the Vulcan rotary cannon

EVENTS
Flying Legends reviewed, plus reports from Yeovilton and RIAT, and show dates for September

REVIEWS

NEXT MONTH

FEATURES

DUNKIRK FILM
Assessing Christopher Nolan’s new WW2 epic, in which warbirds play a major role

LANCASTER RUHR EXPRESS
A flying tribute to the first Canadian ‘Lanc’ and its wartime history

ALITALIA MB326s
When Italy’s national airline flew the elegant Macchi jet trainer

AEROPLANE MEETS… LEE LAUDERBACK
The world’s highest-time Mustang pilot – ever

RAF ‘STRINGBAGS’
No 119 Squadron flew the Swordfish with great success

DATABASE: DH84 DRAGON
de Havilland’s popular inter-war twin is described by James Kightly

AEROPLANE ARCHIVE: ‘LONGSTOP’
1947’s big UK airborne forces exercise

BRITISH AIRLINERS: PROJECT CANCELLED

SARO JET FLYING BOATS
The era of the flying boat airliner was over, but it seems no-one told Saunders-Roe

VICKERS VC11
The last major airliner design proposed by Vickers before it was merged out of existence

DOUBLE-DECK VC10
How to increase the capacity of the big British four-jet? Turn it into a double-decker

WIN!
BATTLE OF BRITAIN BOOK