TAMING THE ‘PSYCHEDELIC MONSTER’

The summer of ‘68 holds a special place in the story of British historic aviation. Half a century on, the Battle of Britain filming is still revered for many reasons: for the movie itself, of course, but also the contribution it made to the warbird movement, and for the sight of Hurricanes, Spitfires, Hispano Buchóns and CASA 2.111s flying en masse over the UK. The cameraship attained a legendary status all of its own — a North American B-25 known, for obvious reasons, as the ‘Psychedelic Monster’. Kicking off our 50th anniversary celebration, the Mitchell’s co-pilot remembers his role

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