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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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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

D-Day Squadron plots European return

The D-Day Squadron – a US-based tribute flight comprising Douglas C-47 and DC-3 aircraft – has announced that it will be returning to Europe in 2024

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Military

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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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US Army moves to change Confederacy-affiliated base names

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd J Austin III recently approved the renaming of nine US Army bases and eliminating more than 1,100 other assets that honored the Confederate states that fought against the Union Army during the American Civil War. Tom Kaminski explores what changes will be made in the wake of this decision

OPINION: Should the rise of 'woke' wipe out US Confederate base names?

As the US Army moves to rename bases that honour Confederate leaders from the American Civil War, Alan Warnes asks whether the rise of 'woke' trends should force militaries around the globe to try to rewrite their histories?

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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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