When the Soviet Union, with the Tupolev ANT-25, set a new world distance record in 1937, The Aeroplane’s editor C. G. Grey felt the whole thing was a fix, said so in print, and nearly caused an international incident. The record stood — but was he right?
Everyone knows the legend of the three Gloster Sea Gladiators, named Faith, Hope and Charity, which held the line in Malta. But what’s the real story behind them? New research reveals it to be a rather different tale, but one in which the outmoded biplane fighters still played a crucial role
It’s an unlikely killing machine, the elegant, distinctively un-warlike de Havilland DH88 Comet racer G-ACSS — but, in the late 1930s, it was at the centre of a plan to assassinate Hitler. How feasible was it, and who was behind the secretive plot?