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Issue 12 - F4U Corsair: Team Players - Editor's introduction

Issue 12 - F4U Corsair: Team Players - Editor's introduction

28 September 2011

Well, the magazine is officially two years old with this issue, No. 12, the Chance Vought, or Vought, or Goodyear or Brewster,  F4U or FG-1 or F-3A, Corsair. Almost as many manufacturers and designations as the Harrier in the last issue, but also like that aircraft, one immortal name.

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Issue 12 - F4U Corsair: Carrier crash!

28 September 2011.

In another article supplied by David G Powers, Fred Blechman describes the day he made his last flight in an F4U-5 Corsair, although at the time he did not know that this was the case. The dangers of flying large powerful aircraft from small carriers are perfectly illustrated by this honest account.

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Issue 12 - F4U Corsair: The last of the line

28 September 2011.

The Corsair in French Navy service by David Oliver - The 12,571st and very last Corsair to leave the Chance Vought Dallas production line on January 31, 1953 was an F4U-7 for the French naval air arm, the Aéronavale.

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Issue 11 - Harrier: Contents

29 July 2011.

Aviation Classics takes a leap forward in time this month as we trace the history of one of the most remarkable aircraft of all time. Sir Sydney Camm’s design department at Hawker Siddeley began design work in 1957 on the world’s first vertical take-off and landing jet aircraft, and we tell the story from this time to the RAF’s retirement of the type in 2010. With never before published photographs from the Falklands War, Iraq and Afghanistan, Issue 11 is a unique tribute to the Harrier, its engineers and pilots.

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Issue 11 - Harrier: Aviation and politics: Do not mix - Editor's introduction

29 July 2011.

I find this page hard to write, espcially when I am angry. One day my best friend counselled me thus: “If you feel anger, write about it, it will give you perspective and calm the emotion.” Okay, it’s worth a try, thought I. That said, you are looking at the 24th draft of this introduction. See, I told you it was hard.

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Issue 11 - Harrier: The Harrier Abroad

28 July 2011.

Overseas customers for the Harrier were surprisingly few. Interestingly, all the foreign air arms to operate the Harrier bought their aircraft through the United States with two exceptions.

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Issue 11 - Harrier: The Trainers - The Harrier T.2 to T.12, and the TAV-8A and B

28 July 2011.

The unusual handling of the new VTOL aircraft and the unique skills required of its pilots led to the development of a range of two-seat trainer variants to assist in converting pilots to the Harrier. Prior to its introduction, a new pilot’s first solo flight was also his first flight!

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Issue 10 - de Havilland Mosquito: Contents

25 May 2011.

The ‘Wooden Wonder’ was without doubt one of the most versatile combat aircraft of the Second World War. In this issue we examine all of the variants of this much modified machine and place the reader in the cockpit. From anti-shipping strikes in the fjords of Norway to the jungle heat of the Far East, we tell the whole story of this elegant machine and the men who flew her.

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Issue 10 - de Havilland Mosquito: Editor's introduction

25 May 2011.

Legend understood - Just so you know, and I make no excuses for this, I have found that this is the hardest page to write in the whole magazine. Summing up an entire edition in a few paragraphs, particularly when you are dealing with such a large subject as this, is difficult without leaving out something important, making it sound glib, or worse still, trite. Consequently, when it came to the Mosquito, information was not the problem. The problem was trying to understand the true nature of a legend, and express it clearly.

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Issue 10 - de Havilland Mosquito: Mosquito Prototypes and Testing

25 May 2011.

In September 1939 a team led by chief designer Eric Bishop set up shop in Salisbury Hall, a 17th century manor house near de Havilland’s Hatfield factory. By coincidence, it was no stranger to designers of streamlined high-speed machinery, having previously been home to Sir Nigel Gresley, creator of the LNER’s A4 class locomotives, of which Mallard was – and is – a record-holding example.

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