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What was the RAF’s Exercise ‘Northern Venture’?

In 1997 the RAF’s Exercise ‘Northern Venture’ recognised the 50th anniversary of the first flight of the DHC-1 with a round-the world tour. An attempt to complete the exercise in 1996, the actual year of the 50th anniversary, had been obliged to turn back for reasons beyond its control...

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Lockheed 12A UK-bound

Lockheed 12A Electra Junior NC25628, seen at Oshkosh in 2016,...

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Slingsby SE5a to fly soon

PROJECT UPDATE At Sywell Aerodrome, Northamptonshire,...

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How the end came for the Junkers Ju 52

The Junkers Ju 52/3m had formed the backbone of the Deutsche Lufthansa fleet since 1932. When war broke out, the German flag-carrier had to put itself at the disposal of the Reich, but despite the loss of many aircraft it still operated a reduced network with the tri-motors at its core — until, in 1945, the end became inevitable...

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The Marvellous Moynet Jupiter

Fighter and test pilot, member of parliament, government minister, racing driver… André Moynet was a man of many talents. No wonder that when he came up with a light executive aircraft, it was decidedly out-of-the ordinary. Thanks to an outstanding restoration effort, one of the two flying examples is now back in the air...

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TECHNICAL DETAILS

Delving under the skin of Wsiewołod Jakimiuk’s masterpiece...

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AEROPLANE meets LEON EVANS

The chief pilot of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is among...

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GATOW’S INTELLIGENCE-GATHERERS

DATAFILE stensibly, the Chipmunks assigned to the RAF...

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SPINNING: THE UNWARRANTED SHADOW

DATAFILE Spinning continues to be, to this day, a subject...

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FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN

 Looking back 70 years to the original ‘South Bank Show’,...

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Q&A

THIS MONTH’S ANSWERS WRITE TO: Aeroplane, Key Publishing...

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A DROP IN THE OCEAN

That was how one pilot described the contribution made by the...

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GEORGE NEAL: THE ‘CHIPPIE’ MASTER

DATAFILE Born in 1918, George Arthur Neal got himself...

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Dauntless to MAM

The fuselage of Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless BuNo 36175 arrived at...

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CHIPMUNK VARIANTS

DATAFIL...

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‘CHIPPIES’ ON THE BBMF

DATAFILE The only two Chipmunks remaining on the UK...

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RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION

DATAFILE The Royal Thai Air Force itself developed the...

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EX-POLISH TIGER FOR FINEST HOUR

Tiger Moth G-AGEG, captured shortly after arriving in the Thomas...

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WW2's Shadow factory raids

Birmingham’s aircraft shadow factories may have been in the Luftwaffe’s bombsights, but there was no serious interference to production. Why were its efforts so ineffective?

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Soviet Spitfire flies ‘bombed-up’

 A sight not seen over the UK since the end of the war, as Peter...

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BELL’S LAST FIGHTER

In trying to improve on its P-59 jet fighter, Bell experienced...

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CANADA VERSUS BRITAIN

DATAFILE Few seem to be aware of how different Canadian-built...

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BRIEFING FILEBRIEFING FILE

Under the skin of aviation technology and tacticsThe Second World...

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BY ROYAL APPOINTMENT

DATAFILE Chipmunk WP903 (c/n C1-0770) was built at Hawarden...

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‘Super Star’ moves to Paderborn

Displaying probably the most graceful fuselage to ever grace...

 

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