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Latest Issue: January 2015

Features

Luftwaffe Attack
Robert F Dorr describes a USAAF unit’s reaction to the aerial assault, codenamed Bodenplatte by the Luftwaffe.

Harvard Heaven
A five-ship Harvard display team is flying in New Zealand. Gavin Conroy goes airto- air with The Roaring Forties.

American Classic
Frank B Mormillo reflects on the return to flight of Larry Howard’s immaculate Laird LC-1B-300.

Malaya Air Drop
Doug Stephen recalls his time working as an air signaller on RAF Vickers Valettas over Malaya

BOMBER COMMAND
A SPECIAL SECTION PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE MEN AND MACHINES THAT SERVED WITH RAF BOMBER COMMAND.

DAYLIGHT DEFEAT
Andy Thomas describes the disastrous events that led the RAF to switch from day to night operations.

MANCHESTER
David Nicholas explores the early operations of the troublesome Avro twinengined bomber.

LINCOLNSHIRE VALOUR
Among the achievements earned by Scampton’s Handley Page Hampden units was the award of two Victoria Crosses.

B-17 ‘SPOOKS’
Bomber Command used the Flying Fortress to jam enemy communications. Tom Spencer charts these risky ‘ops’.

FLYING COLOURS
Pete West profiles seven Avro-built bombers that served during and after World War Two.

LANCASTER VETERAN
Patrick Otter recounts the career of ED888, veteran of 140 ‘ops’, and its link to three Australian brothers.

Spotlight Lockheed Starfighter

Origin and History
We scrutinize the jet’s history.

Inside the Starfighter
Cutaway artwork.

Men Behind the F-104
The Starfighter’s entry into service was not without difficulty. Warren E Thompson describes incidents from the jet’s early days.

Starfighter in Profile
Pete West artwork of an F-104G that flew with the Royal Netherlands Air Force.

In Combat
The brief but effective use of the F-104 in Vietnam is explored by Warren E Thompson.

Warriors
Images of the Starfighter in service.

Regulars

Museums – North Korea
Tom Singfield visits the traditionally secretive North Korea and its Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum.

From The Workshop
A trip to Aero Vintage in East Sussex where an Airco DH.9 is among the machines taking shape.

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

Airshow
Trips to two spectacular airshows in Texas.

Glory Days
David Reeves recalls the remarkable career of Farnborough flight test observer Peter Lear.

What’s New
The latest books, prints and aviationrelated products receive the FlyPast verdict.

Finals
Avro Lancaster Just Jane.

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