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Hercules Gunships: Fearsome firepower from above

Tom Kaminski detailed all variants of the AC-130 series of gunships in a 2021 article

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Hurel-Dubois aircraft and their pioneering long wings

Commonly dubbed the 'flying letter-opener', Hurel-Dubois aircraft designs were best known for their high-aspect ratio wings. Jean-Christophe Carbonel takes an in-depth look at this short-lived French airframer

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What it takes to restore a de Havilland Dragon Rapide

There’s been the odd setback along the way, but the de Havilland Aircraft Museum’s Dragon Rapide is approaching the day when it will become a prized exhibit.

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When the Queen first reviewed her air force

In 1953, the new monarch inspected the RAF at its early post-war height

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GALLERY: Elizabeth II - the real Queen of the Skies

During her 70-year reign, Queen Elizabeth II flew further, faster and more often than any other British monarch. Key.Aero presents a selection of images depicting her relationship with aviation over the decades

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AIR International October 2022

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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What was Britain’s first warbird airshow?

Four decades ago, the Great Warbirds Air Display pioneered a new style of airshow for Britain — and proved to be a very influential one

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How Bristol’s second Britannia nearly met its end

The second prototype Bristol Britannia met an ignominious end, sitting on the Severn mudflats, repeatedly being submerged by the tide before it could be salvaged. But the outcome of a major engine problem could have been far worse

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Why 'boarding' of this Boeing 727 still regularly occurs in Denmark...

What better way for a business to make a statement than by parking a classic Boeing jet on its front lawn. Dirk Grothe travelled to Denmark to visit a company that has done exactly that.

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The bold sustainability plans of easyJet

Low-fare carrier easyJet believes hydrogen is the key to greener flying. Chief operating officer David Morgan talks to Richard Schuurman about the airline’s bold sustainability plans.