The Aviation Historian: Issue 19

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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

kill or cure? the view from whitehall
Exactly 60 years after the publication of Duncan Sandys’
infamous 1957 Defence White Paper, Professor Keith
Hayward FRAeS examines the document’s political fallout

the jolly rogers’ cape york catastrophe
Consolidated B-24 specialist Bob Livingstone describes
the disastrous debut of the USAAF’s 90th Bombardment
Group in the South-west Pacific theatre in late 1942

further out on a lympne
In the second part of his series on flying for Skyways
Coach-Air in the 1960s, Brian Turpin puts us in the cockpit
of the thoroughly modern Avro/Hawker Siddeley 748 — a
very different proposition from the DC-3 he was used to

giant reach: the BlacKBird in east anglia
The extraordinary shape of the Lockheed SR-71 was a
regular sight in the skies over Suffolk during 1974–90; Bob
Archer traces the history of the Mildenhall-based Det 4

an eye for detail: nine’s lives
Juanita Franzi continues her series on notable airframes
and their markings with the story of Australian aviation
pioneer “Horrie” Miller and his hardworking Airco D.H.9

the pacific express
With the war in Europe all but wrapped up by the Allies by
late 1944, the Fleet Air Arm needed aircraft in the Pacific
— and fast. Ray Flude details the establishment of a joint
RAF/FAA air ferry route from the UK to the Far East in 1945

the hornet dilemma
In 1931 the sole Hawker Hornet took part in a highly
successful sales tour of Yugoslavia — except it didn’t.
Philip Jarrett investigates what really happened to the
prototype of the supremely elegant Fury biplane fighter

blue on blue
Latin American aviation historian Santiago Rivas relates
how the Gloster Meteors of the Fuerza Aérea Argentina
played a big part — on both sides — in the ultimately
successful series of anti-Perónist coups in 1955

pole position
In the mid-1930s Norwegian airline DNL had high hopes
of being one of the first air carriers to establish a route
across the North Atlantic; Rob Mulder reveals how Pan
American ultimately thwarted DNL’s transatlantic dream

defending the reich: part 3
Luftwaffe specialist Robert Forsyth concludes his
three-part series on the wartime exploits of experimental
weapons unit E.Kdo 25 with a look at the SG 116
Zellendusche upward-firing optically-triggered cannon

monsieur moineau’s monstrosity
Alain J. Pelletier chronicles the genesis and development
of a 1916-vintage armed-reconnaissance biplane designed
by René Moineau, powered by a “sideways” engine

armchair aviation

lost & found

the graveyard shift
British United Airways DC-3 captain Ed Wild recalls a
macabre round trip between Jersey and Gatwick in 1965

off the beaten track
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