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Back Issues

July 2016

The new issue of FlyPast is available in UK shops now! Our cover star is UK-based English Electric Lightning F.3 XR713 – a Cold War icon of the skies. In this issue we present a Cold War special, featuring four articles focusing on a pivotal period in world history – an era fraught with tension and a race for air supremacy. Nigel Walpole, Joe Gano and Ian Black reflect on their time flying jets, while Vladamir Kotelnikov explains how the USSR made its own version of the B-29 Superfortress.

Our in-depth Spotlight section focuses on a World War Two torpedo-bomber, the rugged and reliable Grumman Avenger. Featuring exclusive artwork, we look back on the history of the machine, and reflect on its various roles in wartime.

Richard Paver reports from an airshow in Germany that offers opportunities for photographers to capture air-to-air images.

When Hitler unleashed the V-1 flying bomb, USAAF fighters played their part in countering the threat, as Andrew Thomas describes.

Darren Harbar celebrates the return to flight of the Shuttleworth Collection’s Westland Lysander.

Rarely seen images of English Electric Lightnings in service with the RAF’s 74 Squadron in 1961.

We also visit spectacular airshows both in the UK and in the States, including Planes of Fame in California, and bring you news about the latest developments at the National Museum of Flight and the RAF Museum. We go flying with actor Martin Shaw, join Ken Ellis on a tour of aviation sites in Lincolnshire, and Dave Arkle of The Aviation Collection describes the organisation’s history and outlines its future plans at Hooton Park.

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