Aeroplane Monthly - June 2018

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COLD WAR SPECIAL

TWIN MUSTANGS
F-82s defending the enormous airspace of Alaska

EXERCISE ‘ARDENT’
Testing the capabilities of the RAF of 1952

PROJECT ‘ROBIN’
Top-secret Canberra recce flights uncovered

‘TREBLE-ONE’ LIGHTNINGS
Introducing the new F3 variant

CIA A-12 PILOT
Inside Project ‘Oxcart’ and Area 51

WEST BERLIN HIJACKINGS
‘Flights to freedom’ on LOT’s airliners

NEWS AND COMMENT

FROM THE EDITOR

NEWS
• Shuttleworth buys Hawk Speed Six
• Bomber Command Centre opens
• RAF centenary marked on 1 April … and the month’s other top aircraft preservation news

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

FLIGHT LINE
Reflections on aviation history with Denis J. Calvert

REGULARS

Q&A
Your questions asked and answered

SKYWRITERS

HOOKS’ TOURS
More superb colour images from the late Mike Hooks’ collection — this time, depicting the Handley Page Hastings

REVIEWS
The latest aviation books and products in the spotlight

EVENTS

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FEATURES

DUNKIRK BLENHEIMS
Coastal Command squadrons on patrol from RAF Detling

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD
A very unusual role for a C-46 and B-17 — transporting missionaries to far-flung places

ROYAL NETHERLANDS AIR FORCE HISTORICAL FLIGHT
One of mainland Europe’s biggest historic aircraft operators

AEROPLANE MEETS … ANDREW DIXON
Adventures in multi-engined warbirds

DATABASE: BLACKBURN MONOPLANES
Some of the most outstanding aeroplanes of the ‘pioneer’ era are described by Pete London

AEROPLANE ARCHIVE: MILES KESTREL
Phillips and Powis’ potent, and pretty, precursor to the Master — and how it needed altering for RAF use