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The 5 Greatest Allied Bombers of World War Two

The Second World War saw the extensive use of bomber aircraft on both sides of the conflict. The Allies fielded a bewildering number of light, medium and heavy bombers – with some more successful than others…

BA to Retire 747s with Immediate Effect

UK flag carrier British Airways has confirmed that it intends to withdraw the Boeing 747 from its fleet with immediate effect.

Aircraft Report: Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

After 68 years of operational service, Boeing’s mighty long-range strategic bomber – the B-52 Stratofortress – is still the mainstay of the USAF’s global strike capability, a title this heavyweight will retain for up to three more decades.

Flying Tigers Special Timepiece

A special commemorative watch has been issued by RSC to mark 60 years of helicopter flying by 814 NAS

USAF retires final AC-130U Spooky gunships

The US Air Force (USAF) has retired its last operational Lockheed AC-130U Spooky gunship from service, with the type being replaced by the new Lockheed Martin AC-130J Ghostrider.

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Three Nations, Four Engines: East African Airways VC10s

Jointly owned by three governments, East African Airways was...

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Escort Fighters: 118 Sqn’s Spitfire Years – Part 1

For much of World War Two, the Spitfires of 118 Sqn escorted bombers and strike aircraft on raids over occupied Europe...

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T-346A Next Generation Trainer

Riccardo Niccoli joins a mission in the Leonardo T-346A, which is revolutionising fighter pilot training for Italian Air Force and foreign students using a mix of real and ‘virtual’ flying.

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Boeing 757: Seattle’s Dark Horse

With high performance and good economics, Boeing’s long-ranged 757 found a niche in the market...

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Sea Harrier FRS.1 to FA.2: A Capability Odyssey

Paul Stone, a former commanding officer of both 800 and 801 Naval...

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