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In its MATS livery, ‘Connie’ N494TW has become a popular airshow attraction in the USA. All photos Roger Soupart Feature Premium

The life and times of Constellation N494TW

In FlyPast’s February 1996 issue Roger Soupart looked at the history of ‘Connie’ N494TW – and went flying on the classic propliner on behalf of the magazine

Vulcan XM607 starts its take-off run as XM598 taxies out. All photos author Feature Premium

Vulcan raiders – watching history over the fence

It was a quiet day at RAF Waddington, but history was about to be made. Bob Dunn recalled witnessing a memorable event in the May 2012 issue of FlyPast

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The incredible story of how Malta survived World War Two

Almost totally surrounded, outnumbered and outresourced, the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta became a byword for bravery and resilience in World War Two, and never more so than in the April of 1942. Joseph Debono explains

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What it's like to fly the Westland Wasp

Luke Bimm takes to the skies in a helicopter with a sting in its tail

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The key aircraft Argentina used in the Falklands War

The weaponry and tactics employed by Argentine forces during the 1982 Malvinas/Falklands conflict remain a source of fascination and some confusion – exacerbated, perhaps, by the relative scarcity of images. Santiago Rivas presents a revealing overview of the main Argentine aircraft used in the conflict

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The ten aircraft that helped Britain win the Falklands War

The nature of conflict during the Falklands campaign meant that British aircraft played an essential role – not just as combatants, but equally crucially as tankers and in re-supply and rescue roles, among others. We attempt to pick out ten of Britain’s best – from the fabled Sea Harrier and Vulcan to the less celebrated Westland Lynx and Wasp

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The incredible impact of the Sea Harrier on naval aviation

Devoid of conventional aircraft carriers and relying on land-based RAF assets for protection, in the late 1970s the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm found itself without a fixed-wing fighter for the first time in its history. Bertie Simmonds discovers that, thankfully, it wasn’t for long

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The father and son keeping a Harrier GR.3 ‘alive’ on their farm

The withdrawal of the ever-popular Hawker Siddeley Harrier from British skies was a sad day for aviation enthusiasts – but it hasn’t stopped one Shropshire-based family keeping a GR.3 ‘alive’ on its farm. Darren Harbar chats to a father and son who possess their very own ‘jump jet’

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Makanna at Wanaka: Stunning air-to-air photo collection

The world’s best aviation photographer at the world’s most picturesque air show. Does it get any better?

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A look around the Fleet Air Arm Museum

Assistant editor James Peene made a seven-hour, 400-mile round trip to visit Fleet Air Arm Museum at RNAS Yeovilton. It was worth the journey

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