The Aviation Historian: Issue 33

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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

THE BRABAZON COMMITTEE: A POLITICAL HISTORY
75 years ago the Brabazon Committee, convened to
explore the post-war prospects for Britain’s civil aircraft
industry, delivered its final report. Professor Keith Hayward FRAeS laments a golden opportunity for Britain missed

GRAYPEA
Electronic warfare specialist Bill Cahill describes how the USAAF’s 25th Bomb Group used the speed and agility of the D.H. Mosquito to lay screens of radar-confusing “chaff” ahead of the Eighth Air Force’s bomber streams in 1944–45

CES HOMMES MAGNIFIQUES: DE CHAPPEDELAINE
Jean-Christophe Carbonel’s series on France’s “magnificent men” continues with Jean de Chappedelaine, one of whose ideas was a machine powered by centrifugal force

A GRAND ILLUSION?

When the BAC TSR.2 was cancelled in 1965, the RAF still needed a Canberra replacement; might France’s Dassault Mirage IV nuclear bomber suit? Using contemporary official sources, Thomas Withington finds out why it didn’t

THE LONG ROAD TO KABUL
The Soviet Union fought a high-profile war in Afghanistan in the 1980s — but the Soviets brought aviation to the nation some 60 years previously, as Vladimir Kotelnikov relates

ITALY’S FORGOTTEN AIRLINES Pt 3
Maurice Wickstead concludes his three-part series on Italy’s pioneering independent airlines with the Second World War and beyond, when private enterprise in civil aviation was re-established — and de-established again

TWO DAYS IN FEBRUARY Pt 2

In the final part of his series on the events of the intense battle for Sidi Bou Zid in Tunisia during February 14–15, 1943, Dr Andrew Arthy details the activities of both the USAAF and Luftwaffe on the crucial second day of fighting

BJÖRN’S LITTLE GOBLIN
Swedish aviation historian Jan Forsgren tells the story of the small but perfectly formed Andreasson BA-4/BA-4B

HOW THE GOULD PRIZE WASN’T WON
Philip Jarrett Hon CRAeS explores the curious tale of the Gould Prize, established by a wealthy American railroad magnate in 1910 for the design and construction of a “fail-safe” aircraft. It was never awarded — why not?

ON THE WINGS OF THE HANSA Pt 1
Using interviews and first-hand accounts, Albert Grandolini opens a new series on the flying career of Cambodian MiG and Skyraider pilot Major Su Sampong

WINGS OVER PERU: NIEUPORT-DELAGE 122C1
Continuing his occasional series on Peruvian aviation, Amaru Tincopa chronicles the short, forgettable career of the NiD 122C1 in Cuerpo de Aviación del Perú service

ARMCHAIR AVIATION

LOST & FOUND

FROM REJECT TO ROCKETSHIP

Matthew Willis traces the unusually varied history of Hawker P.1040 prototype VP401, from trials aircraft to high-speed racer and, ultimately, rocket-research machine

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