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History in the Air Since 1911

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What made Avro's Roy Chadwick such a design genius?

It is now 75 years since British aviation lost one of its greatest names. The death of Avro chief designer Roy Chadwick in the crash of the prototype Tudor II robbed the industry of a true visionary, whose creations spanned the eras from the pioneers to the jet bomber age

Unique Desford makes final flight

The one-off Reid and Sigrist Desford completed its final flight on 19 August, on delivery to the Newark Air Museum

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Aeroplane Personal Album: Croydon in the ’30s

The collection of negatives loaned to reader John Evans by Pembrokeshire-based friend Joyce Northwood elicits another selection from Croydon Airport in the 1930s, focusing on mainland European visitors to this cosmopolitan hub

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The Uruguayan volunteers restoring a Vickers Viscount

Nicknamed ‘the Witch’, a Vickers Viscount that once belonged to a now-defunct Uruguayan airline has been the subject of a taxing volunteer restoration

Legendary test pilot Alex Henshaw on flying the Lancaster

The Vickers-Armstrongs plant at Castle Bromwich turned out 305 Lancasters during World War Two. In a feature first published in Aeroplane’s September 1983 issue,  test pilot Alex Henshaw recalled flying the first of them — and the machinations leading up to it

Hurricane in fatal crash at Czech show

Czech-owned Hawker Hurricane IV OO-HUR and its pilot were lost in an accident on 14 August

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Early days of the RAF C-130K Hercules

The C-130J, the next generation of Hercules succeeding the C-130K, is due to be retired by the RAF next year. We go back to the ’60s with this article from the April 5, 1967 issue of ‘Aeroplane’ where Mike Hooks takes a deep dive into the RAF’s then new C-130K

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How America’s oldest flying fighter took to the skies again

The Nieuport 28C-1 was the first fighter aircraft used in anger by a US military aviation unit. Now, following a magnificent restoration, an original example of this potent machine is flying again

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How Avro's Tudor regained its reputation

The Avro Tudor is best-known for tragedies. But, on the Berlin Airlift, it demonstrated a more positive side

Sale of giant warbird collection confirmed

The Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum has been bought by the Wartime History Museum — and will stay at its current home

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