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Aviation News - The Past, Present and Future of Flight

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Vulcan in RAF Service

The Vulcan was used in a number of roles by the RAF, including the lesser known tasks of maritime reconnaissance and nuclear test sampling.  In the August 2015 issue of Aviation News Dr Kevin Wright reviewed the V-bomber’s military career which lasted more than 30 years

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Airbus A321XLR: what's different about this new airliner

As Airbus begins test-flying a new A321 that pushes the range for a single aisle airliner to unparalleled numbers, it is set to become a new force in air travel. But what’s different about this one? Mark Broadbent reports

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Is the Airlander 10 airship the future of air travel?

Mark Broadbent investigates whether Hybrid Air Vehicles’ Airlander 10 airship will herald a new era of air travel

Four Super Guppy aircraft proved invaluable for Airbus, ferrying large sections of airliners between its productions sites.  Key Collection Feature Premium

Guppy Giants – Outsize Airlifters

In the April 2015 issue of ‘Aviation News’ Charles Kennedy detailed the extraordinary Guppy aircraft based on the Boeing 377 Stratocruiser and military C-97s, which as well as hauling outsize cargo, once played an important role in NASA’s quest to get a man on the Moon

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C-5M Super Galaxy: Upgrading the USAF's Giant

Clive Bennett visited Dover AFB to hear about C-5 Galaxy operations as examples of the latest C-5M Super Galaxy variant entered service with the USAF. This article first appeared in the July 2013 issue of Aviation News

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Everything you need to know about the Ilyushin Il-76

The Ilyushin Il-76 has been the most important transport aircraft in the Russian Air Force inventory since the 1970s. Production has restarted after a two-decade hiatus on an updated version of a type that has also served as a tanker, early warning platform and civilian freighter, among other duties. Piotr Butowski examines the type’s history.

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Is the C-17 one of history's most capable airlifters?

Tom Kaminski examines the Boeing C-17A Globemaster III, which has proved to be a very capable airlifter

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Convair B-36 Peacemaker: The World’s Biggest Bomber

In the March 2014 issue of Aviation News, Doug Gordon told the story of the world’s largest bomber, Convair’s B-36 Peacemaker, Strategic Air Command’s first intercontinental nuclear delivery platform

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ICBM missileer to B-52 pilot on Gulf War missions – an extraordinary career

The October 2017 issue of Aviation News featured Tom Kaminski’s article on how a USAF officer who initially undertook nuclear alert underground on ICBMs went on to pilot B-52s and command the type’s weapons school

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The story behind the massive Antonov An-124

Named Ruslan by the Russians and Ukrainians and Condor by NATO, the Antonov An-124 is the world’s heaviest series-made military transport aircraft as well as being used by a number of civilian companies.  In the March 2016 issue of Aviation News, Piotr Butowski profiled this giant heavy hauler

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