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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White Flower Fighter

DARREN HARBAR

Almost a year after arriving in the UK, a reproduction Albatros D.Va with an edelweiss-adorned
black fuselage made its long-awaited
aerial debut.

DARREN HARBAR
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The Soviet Canberra

Guy Martin

Guy Martin assesses the world’s first successful jet bomber – the venerable Il-28

Guy Martin
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BY DAY THEN BY NIGHT

CHRIS GOSS

Chris Goss concludes the story of a remarkable aviator...

CHRIS GOSS
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TEXAS BIRD IN TEXEL

Bob Fischer tells the story of a particular Stearman...

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’FIVE’ VERSUS THE LIGHTNING

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Donald Nijboer describes how the Spitfire Mk.V clashed with Macchi’s C.202 Folgore for supremacy over Malta in 1942

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Freedom Fighter

Rolf Stibbe

Rolf Stibbe relays the story of former South Vietnamese Air Force aviator Major Trinh Tranh Chau ...

Rolf Stibbe
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THAT’S THE SPIRIT

Mike Tate

Mike Tate relates just some of the epic story surrounding John Norman’s Spirit of St. Louis reproduction...

Mike Tate
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LET’S MAKE A MUSEUM…

Jamie Ewan

Assistant editor Jamie Ewan visits the fledgling South Wales Aviation Museum...

Jamie Ewan
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Above and Beyond: John 'Joe' Dalley

GRAHAM PITCHFORK

Graham Pitchfork recounts the experiences of a Spitfire reconnaissance pilot based in Malta...

GRAHAM PITCHFORK
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MILLIONAIRES AT WAR

Kathleen Hanser

Kathleen Hanser reveals how privileged Yale University students formed the first US naval aviation unit during World War One

Kathleen Hanser