The Aviation Historian: Issue 16

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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."

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Table of Contents

EDITOR’S LETTER

AIR CORRESPONDENCE

TRIDENT: BRITAIN’S FORK IN THE ROAD?
Professor Keith Hayward FRAeS continues his series on the political punch-ups and subsequent lost opportunities suffered by Britain’s post-war aircraft industry with a look at the protracted procurement of the Trident 1 for BEA

THE RELUCTANT OVERNIGHT HERO
100 years ago German airship SL 11 was shot down over Hertfordshire by 21-year-old Lt William Leefe Robinson RFC; First World War specialist Ray Rimell details the airship’s fateful last sortie and its fiery demise

BLACK ON WIGHT
On a recent photographic sortie with Spitfire IX RR232, Richard Paver captured an image containing more than 110 years of British military history, as Mick Oakey explains

THE OTHER STOCKHOLM RUN
Scandinavian aviation historian Nils Mathisrud investigates Norway’s semi-clandestine wartime transport service operated in concert — if not always happily — with BOAC

AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK
Our regular series based on newly-discovered rolls of film taken by aviation journalist John Stroud continues with a flying visit to see all-helicopter New York Airways in 1958

SPIES IN COLD WAR SKIES
Doug Gordon describes the early years of the West’s Cold War strategic reconnaissance effort, in which Britain and the USA undertook a series of flights deep into hostile territory, from Korea to the Soviet Union and the Arctic

AN EYE FOR DETAIL: TO HELL AND BACK . . .
Juanita Franzi’s series on notable airframes and their markings continues with a profile of Hell’s Angels, the first US Eighth Air Force Boeing B-17 to complete 25 missions

SILVER CITY IN THE LAND OF BLACK GOLD
Former Silver City Airways First Officer Ken Honey shares his recollections — and photographs — of a memorable two-year posting to the company’s operation in Libya

HANDS ACROSS THE WATER?
Ted Oliver examines the true extent of technological co-operation between Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, and explores why neither nation fully trusted the other

SIX DRAMATIC MINUTES OVER ANGOLA
August 1988: a BAe 125 carrying the Botswanan President to Luanda appears on the radar screen of a Cubanmanned Angolan MiG-23 Flogger — lock on — fire! Tom Cooper recounts what happened next . . .

WILLARD CUSTER & THE CHANNEL WING
Nick Stroud chronicles the uphill struggle of self-taught American inventor Willard Custer to bring his highly unconventional channel-wing concept to the world

ARMCHAIR AVIATION

LOST & FOUND

MACCHI’S SKY SCOOTER
Italian aviation historian Gregory Alegi traces the history of the diminutive Macchi-Nieuport M.16 biplane, three of which were ordered by the US Navy in 1921 to be evaluated for their potential use aboard submarines

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