Aeroplane Monthly - November 2018

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ARMISTICE 100
Commemorating the end of World War One in the air

LAST DAYS ON THE WESTERN FRONT
The RAF’s part in the air war during the final week of hostilities

US NAVY IN ITALY
US Navy pilots joined Italy’s fight against Austro-Hungarian forces late in World War One

V/1500 BERLIN MISSION
The failure of RAF Handley Page V/1500s to bomb Berlin was put down to the aircraft, but other accounts tell a different story

NEWS AND COMMENT

FROM THE EDITOR

NEWS
• Albatros arrives at Old Warden
• Spitfire round-the-world flight
• East Kirkby Mosquito fires up … 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

SKYWRITERS

Q&A
Your questions asked and answered

BRIEFING FILE
Improving the performance of the pre-war Schneider Trophy racers

EVENTS

REVIEWS
The latest aviation books in the spotlight

NEXT MONTH

FEATURES

TRANS-ATLANTIC COMET
When BOAC and the Comet 4 stole a genuine march on the Americans

BATTLE OF BRITAIN BUCHÓNS
Former RAF pilot Ron Lloyd recalls his experience of getting to grips with the Hispano Buchón — and Dave Ratcliffe provides a modern-day perspective

AEROPLANE MEETS … ‘CONNIE’ EDWARDS
The legendary Texan aviator and warbird collector is famed for his role in Battle of Britain, but that’s just a fraction of his remarkable career

CFS TIGER AND TUTOR TEAMS
Memorable aerobatic displays from the inter-war years

AEW SEA KINGS
As the Royal Navy retires its last Westland Sea Kings, we look back at how they started in the airborne early warning role

DATABASE: AVIATION TRADERS CARVAIR
Richard Vandervord describes how a brainwave by Freddie Laker led to a new aircraft for the car ferry market, and its subsequent career

AEROPLANE ARCHIVE: CENTRAL GUNNERY SCHOOL
The RAF’s wartime ‘air gunnery university’