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Historic

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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AirForces Monthly January 2023

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USS Tripoli returns after successful first Indo-Pacific deployment

The US Navy's second America-class amphibious assault ship, USS Tripoli (LHA-7), returned to Naval Base San Diego in California - the vessel's home port - with its complement of Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning IIs on November 29, after completing its first operational deployment to the Indo-Pacific.

Japan orders two more KC-46As

Boeing has been awarded a Foreign Military Sales contract to deliver two additional KC-46A Pegasus aerial refuelling tankers to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, bringing the total now on contract for Japan to six

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Commercial

Norse to link New York with FOURTH European city

The fledgling carrier has recently revealed plans for more flights to New York. Find out here…

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The next level of realism with flight simulators

For many aviation enthusiasts, the term ‘flight simulator’ conjures up images of desktop PCs and joysticks. But this virtual pastime is now being taken to the next level, as Airliner World’s Craig West discovered.

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Vertical Aerospace VX4: the eVTOL with $5bn in pre-orders

The first maiden flight of a brand new UK-designed and built aircraft in more than two decades took place in September. Mark Broadbent reports on a major milestone for eVTOL experts Vertical Aerospace and its VX4

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Flight Simulation

AV-8B Harrier lands in Microsoft Flight Simulator

Aircraft developer, DC Designs has announced its first vertical take-off aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator - the AV-8B Harrier II is out now.

Stockholm-Arlanda V2 development update

Orbx has released new preview images of the upcoming ESSA Stockholm-Arlanda V2.

Telluride 2022 for Microsoft Flight Simulator out now

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

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