Aeroplane Monthly - January 2018

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NEWS AND COMMENT

FROM THE EDITOR

NEWS
• Two-seat Buchón airborne at Sywell
• C-97 Angel of Deliverance flies
• Brooklands redevelopment opens … and the month’s other top aircraft preservation news

NEWS SPECIAL REPORT
A look ahead to the RAF 100 celebrations

HANGAR TALK
Steve Slater’s comment on the historic aircraft world

FLIGHT LINE
Reflections on aviation history with Denis J. Calvert

REGULARS

SKYWRITERS

Q&A
Your questions asked and answered

BRIEFING FILE
Under the skin of aviation technology and tactics. This month, the radial versus in-line engine debate

REVIEWS
Another bumper crop of books and products for Christmas

NEXT MONTH

FEATURES

C-97 FLIES
Success for the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation’s remarkable Boeing transport restoration

LIGHTNING v SPITFIRE
A clash of fighter eras in a Cold War trial

WIN!
VALIANT MODEL WORTH £350

SPANISH RAPIDE
The Fundación Infante de Orleans collection’s DH89A is airborne again — and in beautiful Iberia colours

GRIGOROVICH I-ZET
No ordinary 1930s fighter from the Soviet Union

FLYING HERITAGE HURRICANE
Remembering the Hawker fighter’s part in the wartime defence of Canada

DATABASE: HAWKER SEA HURRICANE
Matthew Willis tells the story of how a fighter legend was navalised – and its combat exploits

SHORT SCION
The varied life of Short Brothers’ Thirties feederliner — and the latest on the Medway Aircraft Preservation Society’s restoration

AEROPLANE MEETS … TONY HAIG-THOMAS
Serving in the RAF brought this aviation-obsessed gentleman a huge range of experience — and so has civilian life

NEIL WILLIAMS AND THE SPANISH HEINKEL
Lynn Williams recalls his late brother’s exploits in the CASA 2.111 — and his fateful last flight

AEROPLANE ARCHIVE: NOS 46 AND 73 SQUADRONS
Silver-winged Gladiators and Gauntlets in the final carefree pre-war days