The Key.Aero team have delved for treasure in the archive of Aeroplane Magazine dating back to 1911. Aviation history brought to life by the editors of the period.
Before submarines took on a strategic nuclear missile role, the US Navy sought to use jet-powered flying boats to carry nuclear weapons. In 1955, The Aeroplane revealed the first photos of this new concept
The North American Aviation F-100 Super Sabre was the USAF’s first supersonic fighter and The Aeroplane gave a first-hand account of flying in this fighter after John Fricker was taken aloft. His revealing report was published in the June 28, 1957 edition
The Canberra’s first participation in a UK air defence exercise led to wildly different claims in the press about how the bomber and defending fighters had performed. Read here the informative article from the October 24, 1952 issue of The Aeroplane on this landmark exercise