FlyPast - July 2018

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Features

Dambusters Revisited
Marking the 75th anniversary of Operation ‘Chastise’, Steve Beebee visited the Möhne and Eder dams in Germany.

Target Britain
For 12 days in 1942 the Luftwaffe hit British towns that appeared in the Baedeker travel guide. Chris Goss assesses these raids.

Dragon Lady
Lockheed U-2 pilot Lt Col Rick Bishop recalls high altitude missions that took samples from Chinese nuclear weapon tests.

Marauders
Warren E Thompson talks to Martin B-26 crews about their exploits from North Africa to Germany.

Britain’s Glorious Jet Age

TRAIL OF THE COMET
Air travel changed forever when the de Havilland Comet entered service. Bruce Hales-Dutton tells its story.

TESTING THE JAVELIN
Ken Ellis outlines the career of test pilot ‘Bill’ Waterton, a key player in preparing the powerful and complex Gloster Javelin for RAF service.

SCIMITAR BLADE
Due to its high loss rate, the history of the Supermarine Scimitar is often overlooked. Tony Buttler looks back.

VAMPIRE FLIGHT
Photographer Neil Hutchinson goes air-to-air with the Vampire Preservation Group’s superb T.11 WZ507.

RAF 100

Hurricanes over Malta
Anthony Rogers describes the gallant stand of 261 Squadron’s Hurricanes in Malta.

In profile
Andy Hay presents artwork of a Vickers Wellesley light bomber that broke a flying distance record.

Long range
Graham Pitchfork sheds further light on the RAF’s record-breaking long-distance expeditions of the 1920s and 1930s.

Irish Wessex
Steven Taylor assesses 72 Squadron’s three decades of operations in Northern Ireland.

Regulars

Airshow
Gavin Conroy presents images from this year’s Warbirds Over Wanaka airshow in New Zealand.

Museums – Australia
Scott Lester visits the Aviation Heritage Museum in Bull Creek, Western Australia.

From The Workshop
The latest restoration news from the RAF Cosford Museum’s Michael Beetham Conservation Centre is detailed by Nigel Price.

Glory Days
A portfolio of 1930s images from Liverpool’s original airport at Speke.

FlyPost
Readers’ letters.

Pilot’s Perspective
Our resident warbird pilot Dave Unwin samples the Focke-Wulf Fw 44 Stieglitz.

For Valour
Great War pilot William Rhodes-Moorhouse VC is profiled by Graham Pitchfork.

Finals
Douglas C-47 Skytrain.

WIN!
Family tickets for the Battle of Britain Air Show at Headcorn in Kent.