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Back Issues

June 2016

The bumper, 132-page June edition of ‘FlyPast’ features a special section to mark the 75th anniversary of Operation Barbarossa, Germany’s invasion of Russia in 1941. It was a campaign that would change the course of World War Two. Our cover and centrespread feature Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5 N19027, an airworthy warbird that flew on the Eastern front. We also examine the Russian reprisals, attacks often made using the illustrious Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik.

Our popular Spotlight section focuses on a classic British jet, the de Havilland Vampire. Three pilots who flew the twin-boomer are profiled by Graham Pitchfork, and we feature exclusive artwork of a machine that flew in Aden.

Airshow season
Visits to the legendary Warbirds Over Wanaka in New Zealand, and California’s El Centro Air Show.

California Spitfire
Frank B Mormillo profiles the Commemorative Air Force’s Supermarine Spitfire XIV.

Return of the Airacobra
The Niagara Aerospace Museum is the proud owner of a former Soviet Airacobra. Douglas W DeCroix reflects on its history.

Kamikaze attack
The horrors of a Japanese kamikaze strike are described by Robert F Dorr.

We also feature an in depth article by noted aviation historian James Holland describing how the arrival of Spitfires turned the tide of the air war over Burma. Darren Harbar visits Sywell where two Hispano Buchons are being restored – both of which flew in the epic film ‘Battle of Britain’. We also bring you news of a Spitfire Tr.8 that has recently re-flown and much more…

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