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History in the Air Since 1911

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French Tracker firebomber to fly again?

Montélimar museum teams up with Sécurité Civile veterans to examine possible Turbo Firecat project

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The secret story of how America nearly built its own 'Bear'

On 29 January 1951, Aviation Week published a lead story revealing a radical bomber designed by Douglas, the Model 1211-J. This came as a shock to the outside world, as Boeing was under contract to develop the XB-52 as the US Air Force’s new heavy strategic bomber. Something had clearly happened…

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Did the TSR2, P1154 and AW681 really "get the politics wrong"?

Hawker’s Sir Sydney Camm once mused, “All aircraft have four dimensions: span, length, height and politics. TSR2 simply got the first three right”. But was he correct?

Comment: The sorry story of the Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre's impending demise

Newquay Airport museum on the brink of closure as council refuses to budge

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Battle of Britain's forgotten 'Few': a star extinguished

One of Australia’s ‘Few’, Plt Off John Crossman’s star blazed briefly, but brightly, during the summer of 1940 — and is today saluted by the UK’s latest airworthy Hurricane

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Battle of Britain's forgotten 'Few': a Canadian desperate to join the RAF's fight

The mother of Camille Bon Seigneur said her son was “filled with the highest ideals”. Alas, his participation in the Battle of Britain was to be brief

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Battle of Britain’s forgotten ‘Few’: a brave naval aviator

The tragic tale of Fleet Air Arm pilot Arthur Blake, who fought in the RAF alongside a childhood friend

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Battle of Britain's forgotten 'Few': Hurricane R4118 pilot 'Jock' Muirhead

One of three pilots to score air-to-air victories in Hawker Hurricane I R4118 during the Battle of Britain, Flt Lt Ian ‘Jock’ Muirhead was tragically shot down and killed just three weeks after his own success

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Hurel-Dubois aircraft and their pioneering long wings

Commonly dubbed the 'flying letter-opener', Hurel-Dubois aircraft designs were best known for their high-aspect ratio wings. Jean-Christophe Carbonel takes an in-depth look at this short-lived French airframer

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