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The Need for Speed: 10 of the World's Fastest Combat Aircraft!

Key.Aero explores ten of the quickest combat aircraft to have served operationally in the last 50 years.

82 Years of the Spitfire at Duxford

On August 4, 1938, the operational history of the Spitfire began with Duxford’s No. 19 Squadron

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The airliner that could do London to Tokyo in under three hours

Virgin Galactic has unveiled a design for a supersonic airliner that makes Concorde seem slow – and could revolutionise commercial air travel.

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Ilyushin Il-2: the aircraft that outnumbered the Spitfire and Hurricane

Joseph Stalin called it the aircraft “as essential to the Red Army as air and bread” and a formation of them once took out 70 tanks in 20 minutes. So why does it feel like the world has forgotten the Ilyushin Il-2?

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The Giant of the Skies: Antonov AN-225

The heaviest aircraft ever built landed in the UK over the weekend. With six engines, 32 wheels and a wingspan of 88 metres, the Antonov An-225 Mriya draws a crowd wherever it goes…

How a female Soviet pilot changed the history of women in aviation

From beneath the blanket of darkness, an all-female regiment would glide through the night and strike fear into the hearts of the Germans. This is the story of the ‘Night Witches’

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FlyPast Classics: Tony’s Trials and Tribulations

Malcolm V Lowe explains how Japan’s uniquely powered Ki-61 Hien...

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DEFENDING ’ALOHA’

Bill Cahill explores a forgotten story...

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Repaired, Reworked... and Lifting Our Spirits

Assistant Editor Jamie Ewan talks to the Aircraft Restoration Company...

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Restoration Scene: Sola’s Lucky Catch

Chairman of Norway’s Flyhistorisk Museum Egil Endresen, along...