Classic Aircraft - May 2010

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1940 MONTH BY MONTH
Beginning our chronology of the momentous events of 1940

DUXFORD THEN AND NOW
Memories of the Battle of Britain will doubtless be stirred at the Imperial War Museum Duxford’s events in 2010 – but what was actually taking place there on those dates 70 years ago?

GRACE SPITFIRE’S NEW LOOK
A change of markings, and a new sponsor, for much-loved Spitfire ML407

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN... BRANIFF
This US carrier wasn’t just about absurd uniforms and gaudy colour schemes! Sadly, though, these gimmicks didn’t help it survive

FASTER, HIGHER, LONGER
A hundred years ago this summer, the Scottish town of Lanark hosted a remarkable International Aviation Meeting at which aeronautical records were repeatedly smashed

DESERT CLASSICS
Strikemasters, Hunter and Gnats displaying over the Al Ain desert – what a start to the airshow season! Aircraft caught up with these leading lights of Britain’s classic jet scene, and brings you an exclusive ‘from the cockpit’ report by Jonathon Whaley of his Al Ain exploits in Miss Demeanour

LUFTHANSA’S JET AGE
The German national carrier’s transition 50 years ago from Super Constellations to brand new Boeing 707s – a seismic generational shift

SINKING THE COVENTRY
In a rare interview, Argentine Air Force pilot Comodoro Mariano Velasco recalls his part in sinking HMS Coventry during the Falklands War

THE INTERVIEW
The life of Jock Maitland, from ‘MiG-killing’ F-86 Sabre pilot during the Korean War to legendary Biggin Hill Air Fair impresario

ALCONBURY’S RECCE ‘RHINOS’
The RF-4Cs of the 10th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing were both the first and the last USAF Phantoms to be permanently based in Britain

FLIGHT BAG
Aircraft reviews the latest aviation-related products for the discerning enthusiast

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