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Historic

Was the world’s largest tank battle won in the air?

The Battle of Kursk involved over 6000 tanks. But high above them, writes Josie May, the tussle for air superiority played a critical role in the outcome.

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A Tormented Soul

Kathleen Hanser cuts through the mental health issues and eccentricities of billionaire Howard Hughes...

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BATTLE OF BRITAIN AT 80: Eagles' Nests

Edging closer to their ultimate goal of invading Britain...

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BATTLE OF BRITAIN AT 80: 610 Squadron

David J Bailey highlights the heroic actions of 610 Squadron’s Spitfire pilots...

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BATTLE OF BRITAIN AT 80: Messerschmitt Bf 110

Messerschmit ’s Bf 110 was the Luftwaffe’s much-vaunted twin-engined heavy fighter...

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Military

Second flight test of AARGM-ER missile deemed a success

Northrop Grumman has announced the completion of the second flight test of its AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Extended Range launched from an F/A-18 Super Hornet at the Point Mugu Sea Range off the coast of California

An order for the Rafale is expected from Indonesia. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Cribelar News Premium

EXCLUSIVE: Indonesia Rafale announcement imminent

Indonesia is set to purchase the Dassault Rafale multirole fighter according to Key.Aero sources, although the number, which was originally believed to be 30, has not been confirmed.

First two Croatian Black Hawks delivered

CROATIA HAS taken delivery of its first two Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawks.

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Commercial

Fleet Milestone for Vietnam

VIETNAM AIRLINES has accepted its 100th aircraft...

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Red Velvet Unwrapped

Virgin Atlantic has high hopes for its new flagship, the Airbus A350-1000 ...

Turkish Technic Signs Consumables Deal with Satair

Turkish Technic and Airbus subsidiary Satair have signed a general...

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Avianca 100 Not Out

Colombia’s flag carrier celebrates its centenary in the midst of one of the most turbulent periods in its 100-year history

Airbus Receives a Big Czech

CZECH AIRLINES becomes the latest customer for the Airbus A220

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Flight Simulation

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xEnviro

An environmental game-changer

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X-Trident’s AV-8B HARRIER II

A Jump Jet for X-Plane

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BAE Hawk Flight Adventure

This issue Peter Stark flies a military classic.

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The event webpage says: "International Fly-In Friday 28th / Air Show Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th"..."Join us as we celebrate 60 years of Shuttleworth air shows at our first Festival of Flight! We will have three days of entertainment, activities, and displays to celebrate the wonderful achievements of aviation; from the very first flight, to the astonishing technology we see today."

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The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

Farnborough International Airshow 2024

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The famous Farnborough International Airshow trade event will feature a wide variety of aircraft.

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

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The event webpage states: "On the ground, in the air, and even in the clothes you wear! Step back into summer 1940 at the Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life."

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The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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