Historic

Key.Aero leads the way in the field of aviation history and heritage. Enjoy an outstanding mix of restoration and warbird features, fascinating articles on aviation history produced by some of the best writers in the business and in-depth and entertaining reports on all historic aircraft. Broad coverage spans the earliest years of flight through to the Cold War, encompassing countless aircraft types and their aerial achievements, plus Key.Aero offers the very latest historical aviation news.

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We cover many subjects on historic aviation. Discover our dedicated pages on the Spitfire fighter plane, Warbird aircraft news and antique aircraft restoration projects.

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The 'Lanc' effect

JAMES KIGHTLY

BRIEFING FILE: Under the skin of aviation technology and tactics...

JAMES KIGHTLY
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Q&A

COMPILER: BARRY WHEELER

Are you seeking the answer to a thorny aviation question?

COMPILER: BARRY WHEELER
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P1154: From start to finish

P1154s as they might have appeared in Royal Navy and RAF service:...

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Ferrarin's Flying Feats

Arturo Ferrarin was born in Thiene, Vicenza on 13 February 1895,...

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ROCKET MEN: No 121 Wing Typhoons

CHRIS THOMAS

The Hawker Typhoon took some time to perfect...

CHRIS THOMAS
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Old Hawg, new tricks

BEN DUNNELL

Sitting neglected in the California desert, the B-29 Superfortress...

BEN DUNNELL
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Database: Vultee Vengeance

JAMES KIGHTLY

The V-72 Vengeance dive-bomber was developed independently...

JAMES KIGHTLY
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Hawker - The early years

JOHN SWEETMAN

There was a time in the 1930s when Hawker aeroplanes made up more than 80 per cent of the RAF's front-line inventory...

JOHN SWEETMAN
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Fortune favours the old

BEN DUNNELL

No Hawker aircraft has remained operationally viable for as long as the Hunter...

BEN DUNNELL
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Aeroplane meets... Ramon Josa

BEN DUNNELL

This legendary French naval aviator knew the F4U Corsair well...

BEN DUNNELL