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The dramatic role of RAF Hurricanes in the Battle of El Alamein

This year marks the 80th anniversary of World War Two’s pivotal Battle of El Alamein in North Africa. Andrew Thomas reflects on the dramatic role played by Hawker Hurricane ‘tank busters’ from the RAF’s 6 Squadron

The 458th Bomb Group’s second assembly ship at work over Norfolk in the summer of 1944. This B-24H had a troublesome career with the 754th Bomb Squadron flying only seven combat missions before being modified for assembly ship duties in May that year. Feature Premium

Bizarre schemes of US assembly bombers

The skies of eastern England contained a number of rather colourful aircraft in 1944 – Roger Freeman explained the reason in the May 1996 issue of FlyPast

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Current plans schedule the Crusader to be phased out in 1998. The aircraft quietly celebrated its 30th anniversary in French service last year. (Photos author unless stated) Feature Premium

French Navy F-8 Crusader display pilot

Gert Kromhout talks to pilot Pierre Jego about displaying the French Aéronavale Vought F-8P Crusader

An A-4E ‘Mongoose’ (the unofficial name for this sub-type) awaits its next sortie from Naval Air Station Miramar. These jets were fast and manoeuvrable, making them excellent adversaries. US NAVY Feature Premium

TOPGUN - The early years

Marcelo Ribeiro marked the 50th anniversary of the US Navy’s iconic dissimilar air combat training squadron – TOPGUN – in 2019 by exploring its formative years

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De Havilland's ten greatest aircraft: do you agree?

Steve Beebee attempts the impossible – picking out the ten greatest aircraft from the immortal de Havilland stable

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When two RAF Mosquitos brought down three Luftwaffe Ju 88s

Toulouse, the night of January 6, 1944 and Mosquito night fighters were on the prowl over occupied France. Gilles Collaveri details a night that brought an end to three Ju 88s

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The 'other' secret bouncing bomb of World War Two

Related to the bouncing bomb of Dambusters fame, Highball was intended to be effective against specific military targets. Malcolm V Lowe tells the story of this secret World War Two weapon

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Nord Gerfaut: France's daring delta-wing research aircraft

Tony Buttler reveals the outcome of one French company’s daring attempt to break into the world of delta-winged jet aircraft – Nord-Aviation’s Gerfaut

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