Aeroplane Monthly - June 2019

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NEWS AND COMMENT

FROM THE EDITOR

NEWS
• Epic Normandy 75th nears
• Harrier air race pilots reunited
• Science Museum seeks airliner loans … and the month’s other top aircraft preservation news

NEWS SPECIAL
The return to flight of Hawker Typhoon RB396 is making major progress

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

HOOKS’ TOURS
More splendid colour images from the late Mike Hooks — this month, a smorgasbord of Shorts Skyvans

EVENTS

REVIEWS

NEXT MONTH

D-DAY 75TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL FEATURE

C-47 THAT’S ALL, BROTHER
Remarkable resurrection of a significant Skytrain

PATHFINDING BY ALBEMARLE
A small number of RAF Armstrong Whitworth Albemarles were in the Allied vanguard on D-Day

ARMY CO-OP MUSTANGS
Artillery spotting and reconnaissance at low level over Normandy

P-47 PILOT
6 June 1944 was quite a day for your first front-line mission…

FLEET AIR ARM TBR SQUADRONS
The Royal Navy’s contribution to air power during the invasion was greater than many had expected

DATABASE: D-DAY ASSAULT GLIDERS
Prof Tim Jenkins describes the three Allied troop-carrying glider types used on D-Day: the Horsa, Hamilcar and Hadrian

FEATURES

LATVIAN GLADIATORS
British-built fighters that flew under three flags

COMET BOMBING
Investigating the terrible fate of BEA’s ‘Charlie Oscar’

BLÉRIOT RACE
London to Paris by lawnmower and Tiger Moth

AEROPLANE MEETS … MIKE BROOKE
Flying for Shuttleworth and Jet Heritage was the cherry on the cake for this military test pilot

PARIS SHOW 1969
Blériot and Vimy to Boeing 747 and Concorde — has there ever been a better Le Bourget show?

AEROPLANE ARCHIVE: SPITFIRE SL542
What happened to RAF Duxford’s last ‘Spit’?