The Aviation Historian: Issue 29

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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

1939: WAS THE RAF READY FOR WAR?
80 years ago Neville Chamberlain declared that Britain was at war with Germany; the RAF had been preparing for an air war since its inception - but was it ready for the specific kind of air war it was facing?, asks Greg Baughen

ATOMIQUE!
With the 50th anniversary year of the first flight of Cocorde coming to an end, Jean-Christophe Carbonel waves it off with a look at Sud Aviation's ambitious 1958 nuclear-powered "Super Caravelle" delta-wing proposal

UNBROKEN
The story of American pre-war athletics star and wartime bombardier Louis Zamperini has always held that the two Consolidated B-24s that nearly cost him his life were named Super Man and Green Hornet; in fact, neither is correct, as B-24 specialist Bob Livingstone reveals

GARUDA'S "HAMBLE BOYS"
Sudiro Sumbodo explains how Indonesia's first generation of commercial pilots learned their trade at "Britain's Air University" - Air Service Training at Hamble - in the 1950s

THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY
Professor Keith Hayward FRAeS turns his attention to the procurement of the Hawker Siddeley P.1127, and how close the world-beating Harrier came to being cancelled

TWA's SKYLINERS
Renowned airline historian Jon Proctor details the often-forgotten and little-covered career of the Martin 2-0-2 and 4-0-4 "Skyliners" in TWA service

THE WORLD'S FIRST . . ?
In 1911 Bristol co-founder Stanley White created the world's first commercially available aviation logbook; his grandson, Sir George White, shows us a rare example

GOING WITH THE FLOW?
Continuing his occasional series casting a new light on developments in aerodynamics, Matt Bearman chronicles Britain's pre-war explorations into the concept of "laminar flow" - and how America became obsessed with it

SOLDIER OF MISFORTUNE
French aviation historian Joël Mesnard tells the blighted story of the handsome, but ill-fated, SNCASE SE.116/117 Voltigeur twin-engined post-war ground-attack aircraft

THE MAYAGUEZ INCIDENT
When a container ship was captured by the Khmer Rouge in May 1975, the Phantoms of the USAF's 432nd TRW were called in to support operations off the coast of Cambodia; Bill Cahill describes three action-filled days

SOUTHERN EXPOSURE
Ricardo M. Lezon traces the start-stop-start story of an RAF Mosquito's record flight to Buenos Aires in 1946

ARMCHAIR INNOVATION

LOST & FOUND

SAY CHEESE!
Ed Wild opens a two-part series on his recollections of flying overseas for Hunting Surveys Ltd with his first DC-3 trip abroad, to the fleshpots of Iran and the Middle East

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