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FlyPast April 2022

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Finest 15
In a challenging and indeed near-impossible task, FlyPast attempts to count down the 15 greatest Allied fighter aircraft of World War Two. Opinions, as they say, will differ! Our aircraft profiles are supported by exclusive illustrations from artist Andy Hay, who also provides those featured on this month’s cover

FlyPast Classics – Junkers Ju 88
The Ju 88 was one of the three significant twin-engined medium bombers used by Germany during World War Two and turned out to be the best. More Ju 88s had been built by the end of the conflict than Heinkel He 111s and Dornier Do 17s put together. Chris Goss details the aircraft’s evolution and its multiple roles

Anson flight
Our resident historic aircraft pilot Dave Unwin reflects on a flight in one of British aviation’s most charismatic twins, the much-loved Avro Anson

Hurricane Elsie
Tara Leggett showcases the career of Elizabeth ‘Elsie’ MacGill, the resilient Canadian branded ‘Queen of the Hurricanes’

Barrage balloons
A familiar sight to city dwellers during World War Two, Birmingham’s balloons could be perilous to both friendly and hostile aircraft, as Steve Richards explains

Yorkshire Air Museum
Editor John Sootheran heads to Elvington, home of a famous Handley Page Halifax restoration and many other historic gems