The Aviation Historian: Issue 24

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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.

The Aviation Historian provides great reading and first-class reference material to feed your passion. It truly is “aviation history for connoisseurs."

Table of Contents

EDITOR'S LETTER

AIR CORRESPONDENCE

IMPERIAL AIRWAYS: A CAUSE FOR CONCERN?
Using previously unseen documents from the Royal Aero Club Trust archives, Ralph Pegram argues that the 1930s were not such a "golden age" for Imperial Airways; he also reveals some unusual designs built to the troubled airline's specifications, but which remained on the drawing board

STRATOJETS IN BLIGHTY
In 1953 the UK had its first encounters with the Boeing B-47; Robert Hopkins III and C. Mike Habermehl detail the USAF's first three Stratojet deployments to Britain

THE WORLD'S FIRST AERONAUTICAL EXHIBITION
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the first aeronautical exhibition to be held anywhere in the world, at the Crystal Palace in South London, as Philip Jarrett relates

THE ROME-TOKYO EXPRESS
In the first article in a new three-part chronological series on the wartime use of air transport by the Axis forces - or lack thereof - Ray Flude and Gregory Alegi take a look at the Italians' attempt to link Rome and Tokyo in 1942

VIKINGS IN AFRICA
The John Stroud Archive returns with a trip from the UK down to East Africa and back in a Vickers Viking, with Nick Stroud (no relation!) as your guide

BRUTE FORCE & INNOVATION
In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the first flight of the Blackburn Buccaneer, Gp Capt Tom Eeles, who flew both variants for the Fleet Air Arm and RAF, puts us in the cockpit of the brawny "banana jet"

MARKED BY MISFORTUNE
South American aviation specialist Amaru Tincopa profiles the career of the little-loved Breda Ba.65 ground-attack monoplane in service with the Fuerza Aérea de Chile

BAMBOO BIRDS & OTHER RARE SPECIES
Indigenous aircraft design in the Philippines has met with limited success, but several light aircraft were developed there during the 1950s and 1960s, as Nick Stroud explains

THE VISCOUNT COMES TO AMERICA Pt 1
Airline historian David H. Stringer opens his series on the three American airlines which bought the Vickers Viscount direct from the manufacturer with the first - and arguably the most controversial - Capital Airlines

SHCHERBAKOV'S FORGOTTEN WORKHORSE
One of the most useful transports in the Soviet Air Force's wartime inventory - and probably the least-known - is the Shcherbakov Shche-2, as Nikolay Yakubovich relates

PERFECT 10
Continuing his series on the often thorny issue of naming aircraft in RAF service, Chris Gibson examines the official files to find out why the VC10 became the . . . VC10

ARMCHAIR AVIATION

LOST & FOUND

SWEDEN'S GHOST ROCKETS
In the summer of 1946 Sweden became the focus of a series of "ghost rocket" attacks. Were they Russian test weapons? UFOs? Lennart Andersson investigates . . .

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