Aeroplane Monthly - October 2017

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NEWS AND COMMENT

FROM THE EDITOR

NEWS
• Mustang beats speed record
• Another Buchón at Sywell
• Mosquito NFII re-assembled … 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 superb colour images from Mike Hooks’ collection — this month, depicting the Vickers Viking

REVIEWS

EVENTS

NEXT MONTH

THE QUEST FOR SPEED

1911 CIRCUIT OF BRITAIN
One of the UK’s first great air races

MILES M52 VERSUS BELL X-1
New research casts doubt on the notion that Britain could have beaten America to Mach 1.
PLUS! Special book offer

SAAB J 29
Sweden’s little-known world speed records

DARRYL GREENAMYER’S BEARCAT
The fastest propeller-driven aircraft of its day

LOCKHEED SR-71 RECORDS
The first and last USAF ‘Blackbird’ records

FEATURES

OPERATION ‘BODENPLATTE’
The Luftwaffe’s ‘last throw of the dice’ did much damage to RAF Typhoons and Spitfires on the ground at Eindhoven

DUNKIRK BEHIND THE SCENES
Insights into filming Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed movie

JETSTREAM AT 50
The early years of the last Handley Page aircraft

NACA P-63
The flight test years of a rare warbird

AEROPLANE MEETS … DAVID OGILVY
The ex-RAF Mosquito pilot who became a leading figure in the early days of the UK ‘flying museum’ scene

MARIANAS TURKEY SHOOT
A key episode in the Pacific War

DATABASE: BLACKBURN SHARK
Matthew Willis recounts the history of a forgotten torpedo bomber

AEROPLANE ARCHIVE: DESOUTTER
A war of words that reached the press