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Back Issues

November 2016

The November issue of FlyPast features a special section dedicated to Britain’s famous V-bombers, the Avro Vulcan, Handley Page Victor and Vickers Valiant. Between them this trio of aircraft made up Britain’s nuclear deterrent during the Cold War. We bring you exclusive articles, images and memories of these well known jets. Our cover star is Vulcan B.2 XM655, which is based at Wellesbourne in Warwickshire.

Our in-depth Spotlight section focuses on the Yakovlev Yak-9, a Soviet fighter that was hugely influential in the outcome of the war in the East. We include exclusive artwork, rarely seen images and an account of a top Russian ace.

An icon of US aviation has joined the fleet at Goodwood. Steve Beebee paid a visit to the famous aerodrome to see P-51D ‘Miss Helen’.

Paul Middleton details the latest work from master Hurricane engineers Hawker Restorations.

Lockheed Shooting Stars were the first USAF jets over Korea. Warren E Thompson describes the F-80’s combat debut.

Photographer John Dibbs goes air-to-air with the Historic Flight Foundation’s Grumman Tigercat, while Lt Robert ‘Cricket’ Renner describes this powerful machine.

We also look back at the ill-fated Saro Lerwick, a flying boat that never fulfilled its potential, while Ken Ellis details the history of British manufacturer Bristol. Also on show are rarely seen images from Sicily in 1943 from the album of the USAAF’s Maj Gerard Hallock, and we bring you news of another Spitfire that has flown from Biggin Hill, and the restoration of a Focke-Wulf Fw 190 in Australia.

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