FlyPast - May 2003

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NEWS... NEWS...
Boomerang and Lavochkin first flights; Mustang fatality; RAF Museum scores The Duck and announces massive plans for Cosford; Vulcan to the Sky project rallies round; Boeings move at Seattle; BBMF Dakota's new colours and much more...

GLORY DAYS
A portfolio on the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's Lancaster during its operational career.

'DAM BUSTERS' 60th
Sqn Ldr Gerry Pye examines the famous raid's origins and repercussions

HOW WOULD THE RAF DO IT TODAY?
As the RAF once again goes to war, we asked Sqn Ldr Gerry Pye how the RAF would hit dams in 2003.

ONE OF A KIND
Nigel Price charts the history of the UK's only airworthy Grumman Avenger.

WE SALUTE YOU

BEYOND THE DAMS
Jarrod Cotter highlights 617 Squadron's story since the famous Dams raid.

SPECIAL FOLD-OUT - BEAUFIGHTER
Our special fold-out focuses on the Bristol Beaufighter, with cutaway, colour schemes, cockpit details, variants breakdown and survivor listing.

LAST MISSION
Israel was the last country to use the Beaufighter in action. Shlomo Aloni outlines their brief use.

FIRST AND LAST
Daniel Ford describes the first of the Beaufighters while Bob Dunn charts the last-ever RAF sortie.

CENTURY OF FLIGHT - MAY

AVENGER WORKSHOP
The Collings Foundation's immaculate TBM Avenger.

WHAT'S NEW - REVIEWS

HOT PROPERTY
A much-travelled trophy has recently gone on show at the RAF Museum. Jarrod Cotter reports.

82 'OPS' BOARD - CALENDAR

84 AIRSHOW
The UK airshow season is nigh!

86 FLYPOST - MAIL BAG

91 WELLINGTON RECOVERY
A race against the elements to salvage a Wellington described by Mark Evans.

COVER STORIES

WIN!
A ride in Lancaster Just Jane and 'Dam Busters' flight simulators from Just Flight. See page 35. PLUS! An instant library worth œ500 from Midland Counties Publications. AND five œ100+ runners-up prizes of books! See page 36.

'DAM BUSTER' 60th
Primary Target by artist Philip E West from SWA Fine Art Publishers. See page 26 for more details.

SPECIAL FOLD-OUT SECTION
The awesome Bristol Beaufighter in focus. Starts on page 59.

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