Classic Aircraft - August 2010

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SALUTE TO THE BENT-WING BIRD
Seventy years on from the prototype’s maiden flight, F4U Corsairs return once more to the old factory airfield in Stratford, Connecticut, for a memorable event

1940 MONTH BY MONTH
Aircraft’s chronology of the air war of 1940 covers the events of August, and the busiest days of the Battle

DEFIANT AGAINST THE ODDS
Many would class the Boulton Paul Defiant as having been a failure, but the record of this turret-equipped fighter and its crews during the Battle of Britain was truly valiant

HAPPY BIRTHDAY XH558
The most famous Vulcan of them all celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2010. We detail its history, and talk to the man who first took XH558 into the air

NEW-LOOK FLYGVAPENMUSEUM
A first report on the newly re-opened Swedish Air Force Museum, now hugely expanded with a Cold War focus

RED STAR OVER GERMANY
Air-to-air with Thomas Jülch’s wonderful Polikarpov I-16, scheduled to be the ‘red star’ of this year’s Flying Legends

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN... SPANTAX
Best known as the world’s largest Convair Coronado operator, the Spanish carrier rose meteorically – and fell just as fast

POLAND’S CLASSIC MiG
First air-to-airs of the Polish Eagles Foundation’s newly-flown SB Lim-2 – the first of four MiGs this ambitious organisation plans to return to flight

FROM TEST PILOT TO SEX SHOP QUEEN
The incredible life of Beate Uhse, who went from test-flying Jungmanns to delivering Bf109s and then founded one of Europe’s largest sex shop chains

WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN: VICKERS V1000
It’s often regarded as one of the biggest missed opportunities in post-war British aviation, but was the V1000/VC7 really a lost world-beater?

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

AIR DISPLAY NEWS
The latest from the international display scene, including RIAT and Farnborough previews

AIR DISPLAY CALENDAR
Your essential, fully-updated airshow planner

AIR DISPLAY REVIEWS
Action from Berlin, Cotswold Airport, Bentwaters, Malmen and Hyères