The brand new August issue of FlyPast features two of the great heavyweights of World War Two on the cover. The Boeing B-29 Superfortress and Consolidated B-24 Liberator both contributed significantly to final victory. We speak to the pilots of two of these awe-inspiring machines, and reflect on their use in the conflict in a special section to mark the 70th anniversary of the wars end.
Our in-depth Spotlight section focuses on a legend of the Battle of Britain, the Hawker Hurricane. Featuring exclusive artwork, we look back on the history of this essential fighter, and examine a few of its various other roles in wartime.
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the RAF are flying a Spitfire with a uniquely painted Eurofighter Typhoon this year to commemorate The Few. We visit Coningsby to get a close look at the machines in question.
BIGGIN HILL CLASSIC REBORN
Photographer John Dibbs goes air-to-air with a beautifully restored Supermarine Spitfire Vc that has flown recently from famous wartime airfield Biggin Hill.
ENGLISH ELECTRIC GODS OF THUNDER
Ken Ellis profiles the men behind the incredible English Electric Lightning and the long-lived Canberra.
MUSTANGS IN THE MIDLANDS
A L Palenski presents rarely seen images of P-51D Mustangs serving with the USAAFs Midland-based 20th Fighter Group.
We also visit spectacular airshows both in the UK and in the States, along with an unusual Cold War-themed night photography event at Bentwaters Museum. Plus, we bring you news of a Hawker Hurricane that is now flying in Germany, an FW 190 thats airborne in the US, and celebrate 25 years of Duxford-based operator Classic Wings.