FlyPast - August 2016

£4.70 (Approx $6.83 or €6.01)



Treasure trove
A tour of the Oliver Collection in Cheshire, which now includes an exciting pair of warbird restoration projects.

Javelin ‘ops’
Michael Napier describes the operational career of Gloster’s all-weather delta, the Javelin.

Lightning at night
Lockheed’s P-38 was adapted as a night-fighter for the Pacific theatre. Warren E Thompson describes its evolution.

Aircraft graveyard
Roger Soupart explains why numerous US aircraft were retired to the Pacific island of Biak after World War Two.

Seafire alive
Lt Col Robert Renner talks to pilot Richard Grace about Seafire III PP972. Air-to-air photography from John Dibbs.

Black Widow defenders
Andrew Thomas concludes his look at how USAAF pilots attempted to prevent V-1 bombs from reaching their targets.

Luftwaffe diary
Chris Goss details Bf 109 pilot Hans Ohly’s experiences during the invasion of Russia.

Irish Wings
Ireland’s Air Corps during World War Two.

FlyPast Spotlight – Douglas Boston


Museums – Gatow
Chris Gilson paid a visit to RAF Gatow in Berlin, now home to the official museum of the Luftwaffe.

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

From The Workshop
A remarkable project to restore a Fairey Barracuda is under way at Yeovilton. Lee Howard reports.

Visits to Duxford, Old Warden and Bruntingthorpe.

Glory Days
A portfolio of images showing the Grumman Avenger in its varied post-war roles.

DHC Chipmunk.