World War Two (1939-1945)

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New RAF Typhoon Display Scheme unveiled

The new Typhoon display scheme was unveiled today at RAF Coningsby.

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How the Soviets improvised to counter Luftwaffe night intruders

How to take on Luftwaffe intruders by night when you lack any dedicated night fighters? The Soviet Northern Fleet was forced to improvise — and the results were mixed

The real ‘Masters of the Air’

With Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks’ hugely anticipated ‘Masters of the Air’ finally hitting TV screens across the world, ‘FlyPast’ shares views captured of the ‘The Mighty Eighth’ in England while executing the daylight strategic bombing campaign across Nazi-occupied Europe.

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Review of the new film ‘The Shamrock Spitfire’

Review by Tom Allett, Editor of FlyPast magazine

WATCH the trailer for the new film of RAF Spitfire ace

The soon to be released film ‘Shamrock Spitfire’ tells the story Brendan “Paddy” Finucane – the legendary Irish pilot who became one of the most celebrated fighter aces of World War Two.

USAF to perform flypast over Sheffield to mark 80th anniversary of B-17 crash

The US Air Force is to conduct a flypast over Endcliffe Park in Sheffield to mark the 80th anniversary of the crash of B-17 “Mi Amigo”.

WIN! A Copy Of ‘Luck Of The Draw’ By Frank Murphy - Worth £25!

Thanks to publisher Elliott & Thompson, FlyPast has a hardback copy of the book to give away.

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Have you read ‘Luck of the Draw’?

In an extract from his book, ‘Luck of the Draw’: My Story of the Air War in Europe – soon to be featured in Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks’ hugely anticipated TV Series, Masters of the Air – former USAAF B-17 navigator and POW Frank Murphy reveals how he and his crew fought for their lives in the hostile skies of Germany during World War Two…

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What is it like to fly Europe’s sole Me 262?

A privilege to fly! Tom Allett spoke to Airbus test pilot Geri Krähenbühl who has the pleasure of displaying the Manching-based Messerschmitt 262 replica...

Taranto - A turning point for naval aviation

Until 1940, the debate continued to rage over the true power of the carrier aircraft. That November, 21 dated biplanes proved the point. This article is taken from a new special magazine from Key Publishing called 'Carrier Aircraft of the Propeller Era'