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Lancaster week

This week on Key.Aero we present a fascinating selection of articles on the legendary Avro Lancaster, including personal insights from missions during World War Two to some unusual roles that the aircraft was adapted for.

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Hawkinge museum receives Spanish Ju 52/3m — and reveals new colours

Ex-RAF Museum CASA 352 moved from Cosford

Military Aviation Museum bags a Zero

A6M restoration by Legend Flyers expected to be airborne soon

Disquiet over RAFM Mustang disposal

P-51 gifted to Australian collection

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The relentless Lancaster raids on Hitler’s battleship Tirpitz 

Massive resources were employed to destroy the battleship Tirpitz. After three raids dropping Tallboys, 9 Squadron was credited with delivering the mortal blow. Andy Thomas detailed the raids in a 2022 special publication on the Lancaster

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Submarine-hunting Lancasters: French post-war ops 

France became a major operator of the Avro Lancaster following World War Two, as explained by Malcolm V Lowe in the April 2016 issue of Aviation News

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Military

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Bahrain’s first AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter makes public debut

The first Bell AH-1Z Viper to be delivered to the Royal Bahraini Air Force (RBAF) appeared in the static display at the recent Bahrain International Airshow, which took place from November 9-11

Work on the Luftwaffe's first Pegasus SIGINT aircraft begins

Bombardier Defense revealed on November 28 that work to modify the aircraft into a SIGINT platform for the Luftwaffe has begun in support of Lufthansa Technik and the Hensoldt-led Pegasus programme

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The story behind the USAF's controversial CSAR Replacement Vehicle project

The shambles over the selection for the Combat Search and Rescue Replacement Vehicle (CSAR-X) programme raised questions over procurement processes. David Willis details one of USAF’s most controversial projects

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Commercial

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Airliner World January 2023

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Airliner World 2023 Year Planner

Airliner World 2023 Year Planner

Airbus lands another European order for A220s

The latest commitment for the Mirabel-built narrowbody adds to the existing orders from airBaltic, Air France, ITA Airways and Swiss International Air Lines.

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Flight Simulation

Telluride 2022 for Microsoft Flight Simulator out now

Scenery developer UK2000 has released Telluride Regional Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Landmarks Dublin City Pack released

Orbx has announced Landmarks Dublin City Pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Microsoft Flight Simulator boss on future of free updates

The head of Microsoft Flight Simulator has outlined his position on the future of free updates following the release of the highly anticipated 40th Anniversary Edition.

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