FlyPast - May 2015

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Mitchell reborn
Richard VanderMeulen documents the history of a recently refurbished B-25 Mitchell bomber.

Icons in Israel
Peter R Foster reports from an Israeli air base that has an impressive collection of retired combat jets.

Memories of the Mohawk
To many pilots the Grumman OV-1 Mohawk was the best attack aircraft of its generation. James P Busha finds out why.

Marking its 75th anniversary, we present a special section dedicated to the bravery of those who opposed the Blitzkrieg – Hitler’s ‘Lightning War’ of May 1940.

Spotlight Lockheed P-38 Lightning

Origin and History
We scrutinize the distinctive looking fighter’s history.

Men Behind the P-38
Warren E Thompson relates the exploits of two P-38 pilots who flew in the Pacific Theatre.

Lightning in Pro¬file
Pete West artwork of a Lightning given a unique paint scheme.

Inside the P-38
Cutaway artwork of a Lockheed P-38J/L Lightning

P-38 In Combat
The twin-boomed fighters proved to be versatile warriors over Europe, as Warren E Thompson explains.

In Colour
Some rarely seen colour images of the P-38 in service.


Men Behind The Medals
The story of air gunner Lionel Coles and his family’s sacrifice is told by Graham Pitchfork.

Flying the Mustang
FlyPast’s resident warbird pilot Dave Unwin describes what it’s like to fly the Collings Foundation’s North American TP-51C Mustang.

Gavin Conroy visits the Australian International Airshow.

From The Workshop
Darren Harbar reports from North Weald on a Hawker Tempest restoration.

Museum – IWM London
We take a look at the recently revamped Imperial War Museum in Lambeth.

What’s New
The latest books, models and other aviation products receive the FlyPast verdict.

Mosquito Museum
The restoration of Mosquito prototype W4050 at the de Havilland Aircraft Museum is examined by Bob Glasby.

FlyPost and ‘Ops’ Board
Readers’ letters and dates for your diary.

Handley Page Halifax.