Aeroplane Monthly - March 2019

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NO 61 SQUADRON’S MANCHESTERS
The ‘Lincoln Imps’ and their unhappy association with the troubled Avro twin

TUDOR REFUELLING
Could Avro Tudor operations have been aided by air-to-air refuelling - as both tanker and receiver?

LANCASTER PA474 AT CRANFIELD
The wing testbed years of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s present-day flagship

BEIRA PATROL
RAF Shackletons helped uphold an embargo against Rhodesia

NEWS AND COMMENT

NEWS
• Mosquito PZ474 flies in NZ
• Silver Spitfire unveiled in Geneva
• D.VII and SE5a arrive at Rockcliffe … 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 focus on the F24 reconnaissance camera

REVIEWS
The latest aviation books and products in the spotlight

NEXT MONTH

FEATURES

FUTURE OF THE PAST: VINTAGE JETS
Do ex-military jets have a future on the UK display circuit? Those still in the industry think they do

MILES BOXKITE REPLICAS
Building, flying and preserving these stars of Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines

F-111s AT FILTON
Britain may never have bought F-111s but British Aerospace maintained them

KALININ K-12
When its creator fell victim to Stalin’s purges, this very unusual flying machine was left as merely an historical curiosity

AEROPLANE MEETS … EDWIN BOSHOFF
A key figure in the mainland European warbird scene - and a man with a vast array of flying experience

DATABASE: US VTOL ‘TAIL-SITTERS’
Bruce Hales-Dutton assesses the efforts of Convair, Lockheed and Ryan to make vertical take-off and landing fighters a reality

AEROPLANE ARCHIVE: RICHARD RIDING TRIBUTE
How this magazine’s late founding editor helped save our unique archive from the rubbish dump