The Aviation Historian: Issue 31

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Covering military and civil aviation from before the Wright Brothers to the dawn of spaceflight, The Aviation Historian is a quarterly journal is designed to take its place alongside the most treasured books on your shelves.
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Renowned for its in-depth articles from 250 specialist authors worldwide, The Aviation Historian is a quarterly journal that is valued and respected for its superb high-quality archive photography and specially-commissioned drawings, profiles and information graphics.  Conceived and produced by a four-person team who between them have clocked up 84 years’ experience on aviation-history magazines, the journal combines traditional attention-to-detail with a modern tone.

Covering military and civil aviation from before the Wright Brothers to the dawn of spaceflight, this compact-format square-spined quarterly journal is designed to take its place alongside the most treasured books on your shelves.  Making new discoveries in your favorite field of interest is always exciting, whether you’re a history aficionado, a modeler on the hunt for new projects, or both.

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Table of Contents
EDITOR’S LETTER

AIR CORRESPONDENCE

AFVG: “A POLITICAL PROBLEM FOR BOTH SIDES”
Professor Keith Hayward FRAeS continues his series on
the political aspects of Britain’s post-war aircraft industry
with a look at the Anglo-French Variable Geometry project
that frustrated the British — but ultimately led to Tornado

THE HUMP PIONEERS
The WW2 aerial supply line between India and China —
“The Hump” — has been covered in detail; what has not is
the establishment of the treacherous route by four very
disparate air transport specialists, half military, half civil, in
the spring of 1942. Tom Culbert sets the record straight

SWITZERLAND’S TIGER FORCE
Swiss Air Force specialist Peter Lewis chronicles the
career of the Northrop F-5 Tiger with the Schweizer
Flugwaffe, including a foldout of two of his stunning aerial
photographs of the sleek fighter over the Alps

CES HOMMES MAGNIFIQUES: LOUIS DAMBLANC
Jean-Christophe Carbonel continues his series on some
of France’s early aeronautical personalities with the work
of Louis Damblanc, inventor of the ingenious but ill-fated
Alérion twin-engined rotary-wing aircraft

WINGS OVER PERU: THE DOUGLAS 8A
Latin American aviation specialist Amaru Tincopa traces the
history of the Northrop-designed Douglas 8A in Peruvian
service, in which it saw combat in several conflicts

DIRTY SECRETS
Despite both chemical and biological warfare having been
banned by international treaty in 1925, Germany and the
Soviet Union undertook extensive secret airborne trials
with them in the inter-war years, reveals Lennart Andersson

“THE MOST IMPORTANT BRISTOL ENGINE OF
ALL TIME”

. . . Thus Bill Gunston described the ubiquitous Hercules
sleeve-valve engine. With the help of his own superb CAD
artworks, Ugo Vicenzi describes its development and how
the whole pat-head-and-rub-tummy system works

ITALY’S FORGOTTEN AIRLINES Pt 1
Airline historian Maurice Wickstead opens a new series on
the evolution of Italian commercial aviation with the early
history of the nation’s first four “grandfather” airlines —
SISA, SANA, Transadriatica and Aero Espresso Italiana

HAWK ONE
In the first half of a previously unpublished 2005 interview
with TAH’s Editor, the late Canadian flying legend Lt-Col
Fern Villeneuve AFC recalls his first decade in aviation

FROM FLYING TO SPYING Pt 2
Phil Vabre concludes the bizarre story of the Australian
Department of Civil Aviation’s espionage activities against
the Japanese in Portuguese Timor during WW2

ARMCHAIR AVIATION

LOST & FOUND

BRIEF ENCOUNTER
In 1989 corporate pilot Brian Turpin was given the opportunity to swap his more usual bizjet for a B-24 Liberator —
it was love at first sight.

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