The Aviation Historian: Issue 35

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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 STOP & GO SHOW
Professor Keith Hayward FRAeS turns his attention to the political in-fighting behind the development of the HS 146

ROVER DAVID Pt 2
Vic Flintham concludes his two-part series on the RAF’s wartime close air-support role in the Mediterranean

CES HOMMES MAGNIFIQUES: LOUIS CAPAZZA
Jean-Christophe Carbonel’s series on France’s “magnificentmen” continues with the “flying saucers” of Louis Capazza which flew — but only in an 1894 science-fiction novel

FLASH!
Former Royal Norwegian Air Force photo-reconnaissance pilot Kaptein Knut Lande traces the history of the Republic RF-84F Thunderflash in Norwegian service

VENEZUELA’S AERONAUT MONKEY
Dr Bernardo Urbani examines an 1890 newspaper report about the first flight by a non-human primate in the Americas

PAN AM’S “ROGUE” ATLANTIC CLIPPERS

In 1946 Pan Am’s Atlantic Division unilaterally gave its fleet of Constellations geographical “Clipper” names — until being told to fall in line. Greg Smith investigates . . .

TURKISH DISMAY
In 1926 Turkey placed an order for the Danish-built Rohrbach Rofix parasol-winged fighter; Lennart Andersson chronicles the short careers of the two examples built

THE OTHER SOUND BARRIER
Following on from his article in TAH20 on the Westland Whirlwind and its propulsion problems, Matt Bearman delves further into the effects of shockwaves on propellers

SABENA’S CONGO VENTILATORS

Leif Hellström profiles the use of Sabena’s helicopters in the insect-control role in the Belgian Congo in the 1950s

THE PATAGONIAN EAGLE
After more than a decade of in-depth research, Ricardo M. Lezon and Santiago Rivas tell the full story of Argentina’s answer to the D.H. Hornet — the shapely IAe.30 Ñancú

ON THE WINGS OF THE HANSA Pt 3
Using extensive interviews with Cambodian military pilot Major Su Sampong, Albert Grandolini concludes his three-part series on flying with the nation’s air arm

THE IMPOSSIBLY GLAMOROUS WORLD OF PERCEIVED NOISE DECIBELS..

Nick Stroud recalls many happy childhood hours listening to a promotional “flexidisc” of DHC-7 engine noise

DIEPPE: THE LUFTWAFFE PERSPECTIVE
On August 19, 1942, the Allies launched an attack on the French port of Dieppe; Dr Andrew Arthy provides a forensic account of the day’s activities for Jagdgeschwader 2

ARMCHAIR AVIATION

LOST & FOUND

“A VERY NASTY SITUATION . . .”
Tom Singfield describes a “hairy moment” for the crew of a British Caledonian BAC One-Eleven at Gatwick in 1981

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