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Latest Issue: November 2014

Features

Halifax in trouble
Bill Norman describes the last ‘op’ of Halifax gunner Alf Broddle – a dramatic raid on Rüsselsheim.

High-altitude Starfighter
When the F-104 Starfighter entered service its high performance made it perfect for an attempt on several world records.

Seeing double
When did two Avro Lancasters last fly together in the UK? Ken Ellis investigates.

Lancaster tour
Nigel Price looks back on a remarkable tour by two airworthy Lancasters in British skies.

Roar of the Victor
Victor XL231 was among the aircraft put through their paces at a Yorkshire Air Museum fast taxying day.

Vampires and Venoms
The twin-boom jet debut of 14 Squadron in West Germany is assessed by Michael Napier.

Pittsburgh’s Thunderpig
Luigino Caliaro profiles the Fairchild C-123 Provider, a Vietnam War-era transport with a notorious past.

Great War base reborn
Darren Harbar visits the historic aerodrome at Stow Maries.

Spotlight Consolidated B-24 Liberator

Origin and History
We scrutinize the bomber’s history.

Men Behind the B-24
Tom Spencer relates the exploits of RAF and RCAF aircrew that flew the Liberator during wartime.

B-24 in Profile
Adam Tooby artwork of a Liberator with distinctive nose-art.

In Combat
Tom Docherty chronicles a day when USAAF Liberators took a mauling on a mission, with some seeking refuge in Switzerland.

Warriors
The history of the RAF Museum’s Liberator, a survivor that served with the Indian Air Force after World War Two.

Regulars

Museums – Oman
Luigi Vallero explores the Sultan’s Armed Forces Museum in Muscat.

Airshow
Highlights from several British events, including Little Gransden.

Glory Days
Andy Thomas presents a portfolio of images recalling civilian four-engined flying-boats.

From the workshop
Clive Rowley examines the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Hurricane IIc LF363 as it makes its flying debut in new colours.

Museums – Virginia Beach
Nigel Price visits a US museum where a combat veteran Focke-Wulf Fw 190 is being restored to fly.

FlyPost and ‘Ops’ Board
Readers’ letters and dates for your diary.

Finals
Avro Vulcan.

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