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FlyPast June 2017

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Don’t miss the special, 132-page June issue of FlyPast, which focuses on perhaps the most important naval battle of World War Two – Midway in the Pacific. During this pivotal 1942 clash, American air power made a significant difference. We offer a blow-by-blow account of the action, and examine the roles played by the Douglas Dauntless dive-bomber and the Brewster Buffalo.

Grumman Avenger
Continuing the Pacific theme, we describe a newly restored Grumman Avenger that is now flying in the US, with exclusive air-to-air images by John Dibbs.

Spotlight on the Destroyer
Our in depth Spotlight section examines a sometimes overlooked hero of the Vietnam War, the twin-engined Douglas Destroyer. We reflect on the operational career of the Cold War jet with exclusive artwork and rarely seen images.

Lancaster ‘Just Jane’
The transformation of potentially airworthy Avro Lancaster B.VII Just Jane at East Kirkby is described by Darren Harbar.

Maple Leaf giant
The huge, four-engined Canadair CP-107 Argus served its nation well. Robert S Grant praises Canada’s much respected sub-hunter.

Millionaire’s squadron
Tom Moulson, 601 Squadron’s first National Service pilot, reflects on life flying Cold War jets with North Weald’s ‘Weekend Warriors’.

We also look back on the last Spitfire victories of World War Two, which were made over Borneo shortly before VJ Day, while Steve Maclean describes efforts made by Liberator crews to supply beleaguered Polish partisans amid a vicious German backlash. Richard Paver reports on a MiG-15 that’s flying in Norway, and we bring you news of a significant new arrival at the Yorkshire Air Museum.

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