The Aviation Historian: Issue 28

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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

AIRBUS INDUSTRIE
Professor Keith Hayward FRAeS takes a fresh look at the political genesis of the international Airbus conglomerate and its purely British rival, the BAC Three-Eleven

PLOUGHSHARES INTO SWORDS
With the help of contemporary documents and drawings, Alan Griffith explores the unbuilt bomber variants of the huge DC-4E airliner and its smaller brother, the DC-4/C-54

THE CORSARIO Jr LEGEND
According to myth, the sole Vought V-100 Corsair Junior was intended for Mexico; Dan Hagedorn, however, tracks the biplane to Brazil, where it had an all-too-brief career

WHERE FALCONS DARE
Peter Lewis chronicles the history of the Dassault Mirage IIIRS photo-recce variant in service with the Swiss Air Force's Fliegerstaffel 10 - the low-level lone wolves

THE LONGEST HOP Part 2
Concluding his two-part series on Qantas's wartime Indian Ocean services, Bob Livingstone details the introduction of Liberators and Lancastrians on the "Longest Hop"

BRING OUT THE BIG GUNS
Mark Russell examines the RAF's extensive research into "heavy firepower" - 37mm cannon and beyond - from the pre-Great War era through to the beginning of WW2

HOWARD HUGHES & THE CONSTELLATION
The eccentric billionaire flew numerous aircraft types, but forged a special relationship with Lockheed's Constellation, of which he acquired several, as Peter J. Marson explains

ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
Space Medicine specialist Dr Brett Gooden describes the daunting aeromedical challenges facing Erich Bachem and the pilots of his vertically-launched rocket-powered Natter

SOUTH BY SOUTHEAST
In October 1946 three Auster Autocrats departed Lympne, Kent, on a 6,400-mile formation ferry flight to their new owners in Southern Rhodesia, relates Peter Le Blanc Smith

EVERYTHING MUST GO
While researching his book on the type in 2015, Matthew Willis acquired a series of photographs showing a Fairey Barracuda being pushed off a cliff. What was the story?

FROM FURNITURE TO FIGHTER
Italian aviation historian Gregory Alegi pieces together the all-but-forgotten story of the sole Molteni fighter

 WHAT'S FRENCH FOR FAIT ACCOMPLI . . ?
Continuing his occasional series on the naming of aircraft in British service, Chris Gibson digs into the archives to reveal how the Anglo-French Puma, Gazelle and Lynx helicopters acquired their (more French than Anglo) names

ARMCHAIR AVIATION 

LOST & FOUND

THE HIGHLANDS, CHANNEL ISLANDS & BEYOND
Captain Dacre Watson recalls a year spent flying Vickers Viscounts on BEA routes across the UK, as well as to exotic locations in Europe and the Mediterranean

 

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