FlyPast - June 2012x

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Features

Meteor Man
Richard Paver talks to warbird operator Martin Willing and discovers his link to our cover star, Gloster Meteor T.7 WA591.

Superfortress At War
Based on Guam, Crew 12 flew a succession of B-29s named after the captain’s daughter. Chris Howlett explains.

Bucc’ From The Brink
Phil Whalley witnesses Buccaneer S2.B XW544’s entrance at Bruntingthorpe.

Diamond Lil
Marking 20 years since the US-based B-24 visited the UK, David J Hastings remembers the Liberator’s epic transatlantic flight.

Navy Cutlass
Jan van Waarde describes how a fighter squadron took the supersonic Vought Cutlass jet to sea.

FlyPast Spotlight - Handley Page Halifax

Origin and History
A look back at the history of the Halifax.

Contemporaries Compared
We compare the Halifax to two other bombers of the day.

Men Behind the Halifax
Graham Pitchfork remembers three crews that flew the four-engined ‘heavies’ into action.

Halifax in Profile
Pete West artwork of Vicky The Vicious Virgin, an aircraft that survived the war.

Inside the Halifax
Cutaway artwork of a Halifax B.III.

In Combat
Andrew Thomas describes the bravery of Canadian Halifax crews who flew through many harrowing night offensive ‘ops’.

Warriors
The Handley Page bomber caught on camera.

Regulars

Men Behind The Medals
Graham Pitchfork recalls the exploits of a determined Douglas Dakota pilot in Burma.

Face To Face – Duxford
Nigel Price talks to the Imperial War Museum’s Richard Ashton about plans for the famous airfield.

Museums – Sywell
Sywell Aviation Museum recently opened its new display hall. Ben Brown reports.

Airshow
Pete West attends New Zealand’s Tauranga City Airshow, while Phil Hawks reports from Tyabb in Australia.

Glory Days
Andrew Thomas presents images of US Navy types in the period leading up to Pearl Harbor.

Airfields - Fife
Ken Ellis takes a leisurely tour in the wakes of Catalinas and Barracudas.

FlyPost and ‘Ops Board’
Readers’ letters, plus more dates for your diary.

Finals
Waddington’s ‘gate guardian’ Phantom.

News

Viggen flies in Sweden

Beaufighter wreckage found

Skywarrior’s new home

Heinkel He 115 to be recovered

Newark’s Jaguar arrives

Elvington roll outs

WIN! Dakota painting
Win Tim O’Brien’s superb image of Dakotas over Burma. See page 106.