Classic Aircraft - January 2011

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Your letters, in association with CORGI

BUFFALO’S OLD SOLDIERS
In the wilds of the most isolated Canadian communities, Buffalo Airways is still moving people and freight with a fleet of DC-3s, C-46s and DC-4s — and it simply can’t replace them!

LEFT FIELDS: RNAS TRESCO
Starting a new series on the world’s historic disused airfields, we visit the Isles of Scilly to trace the history of somewhere that’s not actually an airfield at all

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN… TWA
This US major managed to survive the likes of Howard Hughes and Carl Icahn, but after 70 years of ups and downs, ever-tougher competition would lay it low

RED ALERT
Test pilot Marc Frattini tells us about flying EADS’ unique Me163 Komet replica, with exclusive air-to-airs by Dr Andreas Zeitler — PLUS! Capt Eric Brown recalls flying, and crashing, the real thing

THE LUFTWAFFE’S LAST HOPE
The Focke-Wulf Ta183 was developed too late for Nazi Germany, but its technology influenced a whole generation of post-war combat aircraft. Aircraft tries to tell Ta183 fact from fiction

BARNES WALLIS AND THE SWING-WING ‘SWALLOW’
An insider view of one of post-war British aviation’s most secret projects — the great Barnes Wallis’ stillborn ‘Swallow’

SABRES OF SHEPHERDS GROVE
The USAF F-86s that, at an early stage of the Cold War, were Britain’s most potent air defenders

GULF WAR I
20 years on
To mark the 20th anniversary of the start of Operation ‘Desert Storm’, we focus in a 17-page special on the fast jets that saw their last action in the 1991 conflict

DESERT PIRATES
The vital part, as laser designators and offensive assets in their own right, played by RAF Buccaneers in the Gulf campaign

SMART SLUFs
How the US Navy’s A-7s proved that the Corsair II was being retired before its time

FIGHTING SADDAM’S SAM SITES
The USAF F-4G Wild Weasel force — in action from the first moments of ‘Desert Storm’

THE UNLIKELIEST ‘TANK PLINKER’
F-111s from Upper Heyford and Lakenheath took on a new role in the fight against Iraqi armour

OLD SENSORS IN A NEW WAR
‘Desert Storm’ was a high-tech campaign, yet the USAF’s RF-4Cs were decidedly outmoded

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

AIR DISPLAY CALENDAR AND NEWS
Updated major show dates for 2011, and the latest from the international airshow scene