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History in the Air Since 1911

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RAF Museum opens new Bomber Command exhibitions

Updated displays at Hendon and Cosford inaugurated on Ruhr dams raid anniversary — Aeroplane’s Tony Harmsworth was there

‘Razorback’ P-47 flies

Superb restoration of combat-veteran fighter completed by AirCorps Aviation

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Memphis Belle: sorting fact from legend

On the same day as the Ruhr dams raid ended, the captain of B-17F Flying Fortress Memphis Belle completed his 25th mission. The famous bomber itself did so two days later. How did the two reach those milestones — and did any other 8th Air Force ‘heavies’ get there first?

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EXCLUSIVE! How the last of 'the Few's' Hurricane will fly again

Hawker Restorations is known  for its Hurricanes, with eight projects completed and a ninth now well under way — no less than the aeroplane last flown by the man who is the sole remaining member of ‘the Few’

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What's the magic of La Ferté Alais' great airshow?

An homage to La Ferté-Alais, France’s most enduring and atmospheric vintage aircraft airshow, as it gears up for its 50th edition

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Why was the Sorpe the forgotten Ruhr dam?

Albert Speer, Hitler’s armaments minister, believed the war could have been shortened had the RAF breached the Sorpe dam as it did the Möhne and Eder. Why didn’t No 617 Squadron do the deed during Operation ‘Chastise’?

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How does Duxford keep its shows on the road?

Following on from last month’s 50th anniversary celebration, what’s involved in planning IWM Duxford’s flying events in 2023?

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Preservation nation: 50 years on the UK aviation heritage scene

Aeroplane’s 50 years have coincided with the most extraordinary developments in UK aviation heritage. For our news editor, its first issue triggered an interest that’s never waned

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Those Stratocruiser days… and nights

Flying the British Overseas Airways Corporation’s Boeing Stratocruisers was an experience like no other in the commercial aviation world. For one of BOAC’s distinguished captains, writing in Aeroplane during 1991, the recollections flowed thick and fast

Manston museum gets interactive ‘Lanc’ nose

Replica Lancaster cockpit section made as accurate as possible by reference to IWM exhibit

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