FlyPast - October 2012

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From The Workshop – Avro Anson
Bill Reid tells the story of the restoration of the world’s only Avro Anson Mk.I.

Return of the Stirling
In 1948 the Short Stirling returned to combat. Andy Thomas describes its part in the first Arab-Israeli war.

Fury Unleashed
The Historic Aircraft Collection’s superb biplane fighter is profiled by Darren Harbar.

Vietnam Rescue
Michael O’Leary describes the exceptional rescue of a downed Skyraider pilot.

Struck by the Lightning
Darren Harbar looks at the history of Flying Bulls’ Lockheed P-38L Lightning.

Tiger Squadron Sabre
Richard Paver recalls how Golden Apple’s F-86 Sabre was transformed for a special mission.

Warhawks in the East
P-40s of 76 Squadron RAAF helped turned the tide against the Japanese. Jim Grant describes the unit’s tenacious stand.


Luftwaffe Album
Chris Goss presents some informal images of pilots from the Luftwaffe’s JG 2 during World War Two.

Reports and images from airshows at home and overseas, including a tribute to the late Trevor Roche at Old Warden.

Manufacturers – Armstrong Whitworth
Ken Ellis looks back at the history of the British aircraft company.

Museums - Istanbul
Luigi Vallero discovers Turkey’s rich aviation heritage.

FlyPast Spotlight - Handley Page Hampden

Origin and History
A look back at the history of the distinctive British bomber.

Contemporaries Compared
We compare the Hampden to two of its Axis rivals.

Men Behind the Hampden
Air Cdre Graham Pitchfork remembers some of the pilots who flew the Handley Page bomber.

Hampden in Profile
Pete West artwork of a Hampden associated with a VC recipient.

Inside the Hampden
Cutaway artwork of a Hampden Mk.I.

In Combat
Vladimir Kotelnikov and Yuriy Rybin relate the gallant exploits of Hampdens in Soviet service.

We look at the world’s few remaining Hampdens.

and much more!