FlyPast - December 2013

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Lancaster memories

The first instalment of a two-part feature charting one man’s road to courageous ‘ops’ with Bomber Command.

Focke-Wulf meets Spit¬fire
Gavin Conroy captures New Zealand’s airworthy Focke-Wulf FW 190 alongside its wartime adversary, a Spitfire Mk.IX.

‘Hurri-bomber’ raid
Rachel Morris recounts the history behind the paint scheme of Hangar 11’s magnificent ‘Hurri-bomber’, with photography from John Dibbs.

Cold War ‘Man-Eater’
John Fredrickson describes the F-107, the last of North American’s fighter dynasty.

Shuttleworth Camel
Darren Harbar reports on the Northern Aeroplane Workshop’s Old Wardenbased Sopwith Camel project.

Air racing heroes
Michael O’Leary talks to pilots of the world’s fastest propeller-driven racers.

Spotlight: Heinkel He 111

Origin and History

Men Behind the He 111
Chris Goss relates the experiences and fortunes of three He 111 pilots.

He 111 in Profile
Artwork of a downed Heinkel.

Contemporaries compared
We compare the Heinkel to two other Luftwaffe bombers.

Inside the He 111
Cutaway artwork of a He 111H-16.

In Combat
Chris Goss describes an unusual World War Two combat that resulted in the loss of Oskar Broderix’s Heinkel He 111.

Some rarely seen images of the World War Two bomber.


Manufacturers – Shorts
In our series on Britain’s famous aircraft builders, Ken Ellis profiles the company started by the Short brothers in 1908.

Museum – Jet Age Museum
Steve Beebee visits a newly opened attraction in Staverton, Gloucestershire.

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

Reports and images from shows at Duxford, Dublin and Old Warden.

From The Workshop – Hawker Hunter
Ron Fulton of the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection talks to Hugh Trevor about the museum’s newly restored Hunter.

What’s New
The latest books, artwork, and other aviation-related products receive the FlyPast verdict.

Shuttleworth’s Bristol M.1C.