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Historic

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US fighter legend honoured at museum celebration

‘Bud’ Anderson talks with fellow World War Two veteran Donald...

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REDEMPTION

DESPITE THREE CRASHES AND A COURT MARTIAL, CANADIAN FLT LT ROBERT...

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TORPINGTONS

BRYN EVANS RECOUNTS HOW 38 SQUADRON’S AGEING WELLINGTON TORPEDO-BOMBERS...

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IN PICTURES: 617 Sqn aircraft through the decades

We present a photographic rundown of the major aircraft types used by 617 Sqn from 1943 to the current day.

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The career of Guy Gibson’s Dams Raid Lancaster

The Lancaster used by Wing Commander Guy Gibson on the Dams raid survived the war, but was ultimately scrapped. Nigel Price charts the history of this famous aircraft.

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Military

US Navy orders five more Sikorsky VH-92As

The US Navy has exercised an option to procure five more VH-92A presidential transport helicopters from Sikorsky under a third low-rate initial production lot

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AirForces Monthly March 2021

The full issue in page-turning format

Russia starts development of PAK DP as MiG-31 successor

The Rostec State Corporation has confirmed that Russia has started to develop the successor to its Mikoyan MiG-31 interceptor fleet under the Prospective Air Complex for Long-Range Interception (PAK DP) programme

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Commercial

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GKN Steps into Widebody MRO Market

GKN Aerospace’s Fokker Techniek subsidiary has successfully...

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Virgin Orbit Completes Test Flight

Virgin Orbit’s Cosmic Girl, N744VG (c/n 32745, ex G-VWOW),...

Unmanned test squadron

Establishment of the US Navy’s first dedicated test squadron...

Draken International pilots begin Cheetah conversion

Denel Aerospace has begun returning stored Cheetahs to the air...

DoD sets new combat aircraft readiness requirements

The mission capable rates of four key US tactical aircraft are...

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