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From Dambusters to bunker-busters

A brief note dated 3 August 1943 from Air Cdre Sydney Bufton, director of bomber operations at the Air Ministry, to Bomber Command’s Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief is a pointer towards one of the more notable inventions by Barnes Wallis, a “12,000lb deep penetration bomb” that would emerge as Tallboy.

AAIB REPORTS ON SEA VIXEN

Sea Vixen FAW2 XP924/G-CVIX during the Navy Wings night-shoot...

Hangar Talk

Comment on historic aviation by the chief executive of the UK’s...

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BATTLING the BOLSHEVIKS

One of the newly formed RAF’s first operations after World...

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AUSTER at SEA

The Aeroplane’s very own Autocrat and its historic aircraft...

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Military

NATO declares RQ-4D Phoenix fleet as mission-ready

NATO revealed on February 15 that the Alliance Ground Surveillance Force’s fleet of five Northrop Grumman RQ-4D Phoenix high-altitude, long-endurance UAVs has achieved initial operational capability

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AIR International March 2021

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KC-390 undergoes extreme cold weather trials in Alaska

The Brazilian Air Force and Embraer have conducted a series of extreme cold weather tests with the KC-390 Millennium tanker-transport in Fairbanks, Alaska

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Commercial

Bombardier sells Q400 to Viking

Bombardier has sold its Dash 8 Q400 turboprop airliner programme...

Canada’s ISR King Airs approved

The US Department of State approved the sale to Canada of three...

China claims first flight of supersonic cruise missile

China’s Guangdong Hongda Blasting Company has flown a prototype...

Fifth E-11A

The US Air Force has requested funding for a fifth Bombardier...

Força Aérea Portuguesa orders AW119Kx helicopters

Leonardo Helicopters announced on October 18, 2018, that it has...

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