By the time The Aeroplane went to witness production of the Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle, its shortcomings had already become all too clear

As Albemarle STI P1653 — the ST in the designation stood for ‘special transport’ — sits on the tarmac at Brockworth during The Aeroplane’s visit in January 1944, another example is hauled spectacularly into a steep turn from low level. ALL PHOTOS AEROPLANE

Ben Dunnell explores The Aeroplane’s outstanding archives to cast new light on past stories

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