Aviation News - May 2011

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FEATURES

FAREWELL TO THE TORNADO F3

Peter R Foster recounts the significant events in the histories of the units that flew the Tornado F3.

DEUX-PONTS - BREGUET'S DOUBLE-DECKER
Barry Wheeler looks back at a French double-deck airliner that flew five decades before today's Airbus A380.

SPITFIRE AT 75
An overview of the legendary Spitfire by Mark Nicholls to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the type's first flight on March 5, 1936.

MARTIN'S SEAMASTER STRATEGIC BOMBER
The Martin SeaMaster flying-boat was built to be an strategic bomber for the US Navy. However, as Hugh Cowin explains, rising costs cut short the programme.

KOREAN PHANTOMS - DEFENDERS OF THE SOUTH
The Republic of Korea Air Force has operated a large force of F-4 Phantoms for over four decades. Won Lee describes the career of this legendary aircraft.

SHACKS AT SEA
David Hobbs summarises the career of the Maritime Reconnaissance variant of the Avro Shackleton - a role for which the UK no longer has a dedicated aircraft.

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