Aeroplane Monthly - January 2019

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NEWS AND COMMENT

FROM THE EDITOR

NEWS
• FHCAM unveils Stuka project
• Another Mosquito comes alive in NZ
• Hurricane flies in Belgium … 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
Under the skin of aviation technology and tactics. This month, we explore the pursuit of performance through propeller development

REVIEWS
The latest aviation books rated

NEXT MONTH

FEATURES

LAST DAY OF WW2
US Navy and Fleet Air Arm pilots were still in the thick of the action as Japan signed the surrender

MILES HAWK SPEED SIX
Remarkable history of a British racer

RAF AND THE U-2
Thanks to declassified CIA documents, more light has been shed on Lockheed U-2 operations by RAF pilots. In the first half of a two-part feature, Aeroplane outlines the story of some very clandestine flights

DUNKIRK ANSONS
The valiant efforts of No 500 Squadron - not least in shooting down a Bf 109

DATABASE: AVRO ANSON
James Kightly, aided by present day Anson owner/pilot Bill Reid, details the Avro twin’s rich and varied history

AEROPLANE MEETS … CHARLIE BROWN
A man just as excited about flying one of the RAF’s latest trainers as he is about Hawker biplanes and Spitfires

CONTRA-PROP SPITFIRES
Complementing our Briefing File this month, we look at the trials that proved contra-rotating propellers were a practical proposition for the Supermarine fighter

BUCCANEER IN TURKEY
A day when the legendary toughness of the ‘Brick’ proved literally lifesaving

AEROPLANE ARCHIVE: MILITARY AUSTERS
A spectacular demonstration of the AOP aircraft’s agility