Classic Aircraft - March 2011

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NEWS
Eight pages of top stories from the aircraft preservation scene
Flug Werk ends FW190 programme
‘Warbird’ MiG-29 flies in USA
BBMF Spitfire fleet back to full strength
Three ‘Mossies’ come together
Immaculate ‘T-bird’ Harrier for sale
and much more!

AIR MAIL

DC-3 DOWN!
The shoot-down of a signals intelligence-gathering Swedish Air Force DC-3 was one of the Cold War’s greatest secrets. Today the story is laid bare for all to see

THE PHOTO PEMBROKES
In an exclusive feature, Aircraft details Operation ‘Hallmark’ — the highly secret photo-recce operation in the Berlin air corridors that took RAF Percival Pembrokes into harm’s way

DEFENDER OF THE SKIES
The former boss of No 229 Operational Conversion Unit, Rick Peacock- Edwards, looks back at the early days of the Tornado F2/3

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN… BRITISH AIRWAYS
No, not the modern BA, despite all its problems — this was the first carrier to use the now famous name

DOMINIE BOWS OUT
The RAF retires its longest-serving active aircraft type, one that’s been a fine servant over more than 45 years

HARRIER PIONEERS
When No 1 Squadron re-equipped with the Harrier GR1, it took the RAF into unknown territory

THE RAF AND THE ‘WINDMILL-PLANE’
Was the RAF’s use of the autogyro, mainly in the form of the Cierva C30A/Avro Rota, worthwhile? In terms of the development of radar, it certainly was

CHARLIE’S AVENGER
A ‘new’ look for Europe’s sole airworthy TBM Avenger

CARVAIR 50TH ANNIVERSARY

‘I’M GOING INTO AEROPLANES…’
Freddie Laker’s life was nothing if not varied. So too was the existence of Aviation Traders, one of his business success stories

WINGS AND WHEELS
Fond memories of the mighty Carvair, Aviation Traders’ most famous product

‘FLYING CAN-OPENERS’ AT WAR
The Hurricane tank-busting exploits during World War Two that earned No 6 Squadron its famous nickname

FLIGHT BAG

AIRDISPLAY
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CALENDAR AND NEWS
Updated major show dates for 2011 and the latest airshow scene news