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Issue 10 - de Havilland Mosquito: 10,000 Cookies! The Light Night Striking Force

Issue 10 - de Havilland Mosquito: 10,000 Cookies! The Light Night Striking Force

25 May 2011

The Mosquito Squadrons of 8 Group, the Pathfinders of Bomber Command, undertook many roles, from developing accurate navigation and bombing systems and flying bomber support sorties. They also flew diversionary raids to the Main Force, becoming known as the Light Night Striking Force. Martyn Chorlton details the history.

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Issue 9 - North American F-86 Sabre: Contents

24 March 2011.

• The complete history of the famous Korean war swept wing jet fighter

Exclusive - Adam Tooby full page artwork
Never before published archive photographs

Plus... Swept wing technology... The XP-86, F-86A and P-86B... Over the Yalu... Sharkmouth Sabres...  Flying (and ejecting from) the aircraft... Oddities... & lots more...

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Issue 9 - North American F-86 Sabre: Editors Introduction

24 March 2011.

Friends - As I began my second issue as editor, I found myself dealing with an aircraft I thought I knew well, the F-86 Sabre. As time went on however, more and more came to light that I was unsure of or found questionable despite the oft-documented history of the type. This is where I really began to understand the power of friends.

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Issue 9 - North American F-86 Sabre: Jock Maitland - RAF Sabre pilot

24 March 2011.

In more recent years, Jock Maitland has been better known as the originator of the Biggin Hill Air Fair, but as a young RAF officer he saw action in various places, including the Korean War. François Prins has the story.

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Issue 9 - North American F-86 Sabre: Swept wing technology

24 March 2011.

It was mainly German aeronautical engineers who pioneered the swept wing for aircraft, says François Prins.

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Issue 8 - Boeing B-17: Contents

9 February 2011.

Rolling Thunder... Shaping the bombers... The Boeing XB-15... In the beginning... The Boeing B-17 ‘Fortress’ in RAF service... Thorpe Abbotts – Memorial to the many... 52 Inside the B-17... Maintaining an aluminium mountain... The longest mission...100 Air Refuelling Wing... KG200...  Project Aphrodite... PB-1s – The Navy and Coast Guard... Postwar workhorses...

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Issue 8 - Boeing B-17: Editors Introduction

8 February 2011.

Rolling Thunder - Welcome to my first issue of Aviation Classics as editor. Firstly, I would like to record my thanks to Jarrod Cotter for his work in creating and editing this superb magazine, he is a remarkable man and a great aviation historian. He is also a good friend. Jarrod has moved on to take over the reins at Aeroplane and everyone on Aviation Classics wishes him the very best of luck with his new endeavour. Cheers, buddy.

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Issue 8 - Boeing B-17: Shaping the bombers

7 February 2011.

Britain and the United States had different approaches to the same problem, which resulted in very different aircraft. Francois Prins explains…

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Issue 8 - Boeing B-17: The B-17G - The thoroughbred emerges

6 February 2011.

The last mass produced version of the B-17 Flying Fortress was produced in more numbers than all the other versions put together. Of the 12,731 B-17s built, two thirds of them, 8760 were B-17Gs. The vulnerabilities of earlier models had been dealt with and the true thoroughbred had arrived.

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Issue 7 - Avro Vulcan: Contents

26 November 2010.

Delta delight!.. Vulcan – the Roman god of fire and destruction!.. Delta Design... Delta Aerodynamics... Virtues of the Avro Vulcan... The ‘Baby Vulcans’... The True Delta Ladies... Fifty years of ’558... Vulcan display... Skybolt... From wood and fabric to the V-bomber... RAF Scampton – The Vulcan Years... Delta over the Ocean... Inside the Vulcan... XM594 delivery diary...

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