Aeroplane Monthly - December 2018

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NEWS AND COMMENT

FROM THE EDITOR

NEWS
• Bf 109G recovered in Russia
• SE5a repro flies at Old Warden
• ARC tie-up for Typhoon project … 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

REVIEWS
As Christmas approaches, we place a bumper crop of the latest aviation books and products in the spotlight

EVENTS
Reports from Shuttleworth’s Race Day and Warbirds Downunder at Temora

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FEATURES

PIECE OF CAKE
Memories of filming a classic TV series, 30 years on

MAJOR LEAGUERS IN KOREA
Baseball stars flying combat in the Korean War

Ju 86 ATTACKS
The Luftwaffe’s brief campaign of high-altitude strikes against Britain

MOTH MAJOR DUO
Two de Havilland classics come together in the skies over Switzerland

JAVELINS ON THE FRONT LINE
Flying the delta-winged Gloster fighter at the time it came closest to combat

MISSION AVIATION FELLOWSHIP
A survey flight by a Miles Gemini was the genesis of a famous organisation

AEROPLANE MEETS … DAVE RATCLIFFE
How this characterful warbird pilot achieved his childhood dream of flying Spitfires

DATABASE: SARO CUTTY SARK, CLOUD AND WINDHOVER
Pete London examines Saunders-Roe’s ‘tin-rib trio’ of inter-war flying boats

AEROPLANE ARCHIVE: MEDEVAC DEMO
Beverley, Pioneer and more showing their medical evacuation capabilities