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Aeroplane January 2024

The full issue in page-turning format

Electric record-breaker becomes museum-piece

Science Museum gets unique Spirit of Innovation

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Aeroplane meets... Brendon Deere

The nephew of a noted wartime ace took the plunge, defied the doubters and restored a Spitfire to airworthiness ‘in-house’ — and he’s now done the same with a Mustang

P-51 airborne from its old base, 66 years on

Ex-Royal New Zealand Air Force Mustang makes maiden post-restoration flight

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Hawker Tempest returns to the air

A Hawker Tempest has flown for the first time in almost 70 years. It’s the culmination of an incredible restoration story that’s taken decades to complete. Gary Brown describes this extraordinary return to flight and reflects on the type’s use in India

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Military

Lockheed Martin tests AOEW system on US Navy MH-60R

Lockheed Martin has supported a successful government test of the firm’s Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare (AOEW) system on a US Navy-operated MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission maritime helicopter at NAS Patuxent River in Maryland

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Where did the Houthis get anti-ship ballistic missiles from?

With the Houthi rebels in Yemen now using a mix of Iranian-made weapons to disrupt commercial shipping in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden – with such attacks having increased by 500% between November and December – Babak Taghvaee explores which anti-ship ballistic missiles are being employed by the Iran-backed militant group

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Paveway and Litening: Key to the RAF Typhoon Force's successful strikes in Yemen

Alan Warnes explains how the RAF Typhoon FGR4s were capable of striking targets in Yemen – more than 1,500 miles (2,500km) away from RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus – with pin-point accuracy

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Air France Concordes – from triumph to tragedy

In the May 2015 issue of Aviation News, Stephen Skinner traced the highs and lows of Air France’s Concorde operations.

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Thailand's crazy airliner conversions: an illustrated tour

Thailand is home to a wide array of retired aircraft, many of them lovingly restored to serve as tourist attractions. We join Dirk Grothe on an extended road trip from Bangkok to Pattaya and U-Tapao to take a closer look at these colourful classics

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Aeroflot Group signs HUGE aircraft lease agreement

The Aeroflot Group has signed a financial agreement with Aviakapital-Servis, a subsidiary of Russian aviation company Rostec, for the lease of 52 aircraft.

Emirates to boost Sydney Airbus A380 flights

Emirates will be upgrading its services between Dubai and Sydney to an all-A380 operation from the beginning of November 2023.

CONFIRMED: Ural Airlines to attempt A320 take-off from field

Ural Airlines has confirmed that it will attempt to fly its Airbus A320 out of the field it became stranded in following an emergency off-airport landing on September 12.

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Flight Simulation

Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport V2 out now

Orbx has announced LIEO Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport V2 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

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Local Legends 12:Dornier Do X review

In 1932, the Dornier company built the most ambitious, heaviest and luxurious flying boat to date, the Dornier Do X. In this review, we take Microsoft’s rendition of this iconic aircraft for a spin.

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NZA Simulations’ Milford Sound Region review

We travel to the Fiordland National Park at the southern end of New Zealand’s South Island and explore NZA Simulation’s rendition of the Milford Sound Region.

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