Classic Aircraft - November 2010

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FLIGHT OF THE ARK
We hear from Tom Schrade about his intrepid trans-Atlantic flight in his superb Sikorsky S-38B replica Osa’s Ark

‘THE FEW’ ON FILM
Many a film has been made about ‘the Few’ — in this 70th anniversary year, Aircraft takes a look at four of the most promi-nent, with details of the warbirds that starred

FROM FRIENDS TO ENEMIES
The fascinating story of the Armée de l’Air d’Armistice, the air arm of Vichy France, established 70 years ago this year

LIGHTNING STRIKES
82nd Fighter Group veterans recount their experiences of flying and fighting in the P-38 Lightning, from North Africa to Russia via the Med

DEVIL WORSHIP
Exclusive air-to-airs of the four P-38s that flew at the California Capital Airshow — a memorable salute to the ‘Fork-Tailed Devil’ and its pilots

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN... 
BRITISH UNITED
In its day, BUA was Britain’s largest independent scheduled airline. 
But its day didn’t last long

SAAB at 70
Saab has an outstandingly successful aeronautical heritage to its name. Seventy years on from the maiden flight of its first production aircraft design, we celebrate the history of this great Swedish manufacturer

FIRST OF THE MANY
The type that started the Saab aircraft story — the wartime B 17

SWEDEN’S COLD WAR FIGHTERS
During the Cold War, the Swedish Air Force built up a substantial, and highly capable, front-line force. Aircraft visited Sweden to talk to former Flygvapnet pilots about their missions and the aircraft — ‘Tunnan’, Lansen, Draken and Viggen — they flew

FLIGHT BAG
Reviews of new aviation-related products for the discerning enthusiast

REVIEWS
Duxford’s superb Battle of Britain show, plus coverage from Jersey, Göteborg, Leuchars, Sywell and more