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October 2011


Halifax Down
Alan F Crouchman describes how a Luftwaffe night-fighter put paid to a Halifax high over Frankfurt.

Spitfire Flight
Darren Harbar visited aviation charity fly2help to discover how two lucky individuals can win a chance to fly alongside a Spitfire.

Stirling in Miniature
Daniel Ford examines how Short Brothers built a scale version prototype of the famous Stirling bomber.

Liberator Return
Michael O’Leary reports on the Yankee Air Museum’s incredible B-24 project.

Wildcat Comes Home
The restoration of a Grumman Wildcat and its return to its former home is described by Stephen Chapis.

Cranfield Lightning
EE Lightning owner Russell Carpenter tells Nigel Price about his exciting, but little-known, open days at Cranfield.

Meteor Close Shave
Tom Docherty recalls a scary moment for a Meteor crew during a daylight practice interception.

Skyraider Veteran
Michael O’Leary tells how a rugged Douglas Skyraider served four different air forces.

Roundels File
The distinctive aviation heraldry of Chile is examined by David Howley.

Airfields – Harrington
Dean Wright discovers one the best kept secrets of Northamptonshire and the ‘Mighty Eighth’.

Glory Days
Nick Stroud introduces a book dedicated to the transition from propellers to turbojets.

For Valour
Air Cdre Graham Pitchfork details the career of VC recipient and Great Escaper, Len Trent.

FlyPost and ‘Ops’ Board
Bumper bag of readers’ letters and comments, plus dates for your diary.

Reviews and photos from recent shows at Geneseo, Michigan, Windermere and Duxford, along with forthcoming UK dates.

Another view of Cranfield’s distinctive EE Lightning T.5 XS458.

Havoc to be restored
Cosford gets a Hercules
Wildcat for Old Warden
Belgian Lancaster dig
Montrose Sea Vampire arrives
F-111 on the move

Wings of the Eagle
20 pages of special Luftwaffe features

Changing Fortunes
General Alfred Mahncke tells of his time commanding airfields around Paris in 1940.

Fallen Eagles
Chris Goss presents a collection of images of downed Dornier Do 17s.

From The Workshop – ARC
Col Pope details how a second Spanish-built Messerschmitt Bf 109 has come to life at Duxford.

Lady of the Lake
Simon Brown recalls sighting a Junkers Ju 52 on a scuba dive into an icy Norwegian lake.

Spotlight on the Messerschmitt Bf 110

Origin and History
Developed as a long-range fighter, the Bf 110 served the Luftwaffe for longer than intended.

Contemporaries Compared
We compare the Bf 110 to two rival designs of the day.

Men Behind the Bf 110
Chris Goss charts the brief operational career of Zerstörer pilot Hans-Ulrich Kettling.

Inside the Bf 110
Cutaway artwork of a Messerschmitt Bf 110G-4b/R3.

Bf 110 in Profile
Pete West focuses on a Bf 110 that fought in the Battle of Britain.

In Combat
Chris Goss charts the wartime career of night-fighter ‘ace’ Helmut Bergmann.

WIN! a signed Spitfire print from artist Alex Hamilton. See competition on page 102.

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