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On 29 January 1951, Aviation Week published a lead story revealing a radical bomber designed by Douglas, the Model 1211-J. This came as a shock to the outside world, as Boeing was under contract to develop the XB-52 as the US Air Force’s new heavy strategic bomber. Something had clearly happened…
Hawker’s Sir Sydney Camm once mused, “All aircraft have four dimensions: span, length, height and politics. TSR2 simply got the first three right”. But was he correct?
Newquay Airport museum on the brink of closure as council refuses to budge
One of Australia’s ‘Few’, Plt Off John Crossman’s star blazed briefly, but brightly, during the summer of 1940 — and is today saluted by the UK’s latest airworthy Hurricane
The mother of Camille Bon Seigneur said her son was “filled with the highest ideals”. Alas, his participation in the Battle of Britain was to be brief
The tragic tale of Fleet Air Arm pilot Arthur Blake, who fought in the RAF alongside a childhood friend
One of three pilots to score air-to-air victories in Hawker Hurricane I R4118 during the Battle of Britain, Flt Lt Ian ‘Jock’ Muirhead was tragically shot down and killed just three weeks after his own success
Commonly dubbed the 'flying letter-opener', Hurel-Dubois aircraft designs were best known for their high-aspect ratio wings. Jean-Christophe Carbonel takes an in-depth look at this short-lived French airframer
There’s been the odd setback along the way, but the de Havilland Aircraft Museum’s Dragon Rapide is approaching the day when it will become a prized exhibit.