The Aviation Historian: Issue 37

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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

OUT OF THE ASHES
Professor Keith Hayward FRAeS turns his attention to the political dynamics behind the development of the Panavia MRCA, the international effort that would become Tornado

LAST DAYS OF THE CANNON BIRDS

The Junkers Ju 87G was designed specifically to counter Soviet tanks on the Eastern Front — but by April 1945 it was too little, too late, as Dr Andrew Arthy relates

HUNTER 80 Pt 2: THE AGM-65B MAVERICK
Concluding his two-part series on Switzerland’s “Hunter 80” upgrade programme, Peter Lewis takes a look at the venerable Hawker fighter’s rearming with the Maverick air-to-ground missile, including a stunning photo-foldout

ACES HIGH
Technical illustrator and aero-engine specialist Ugo Vicenzi chronicles the history of Italian manufacturer Isotta Fraschini’s ubiquitous Asso series of “modular” engines

RHODESIA’S BUSH EAGLES
Guy Ellis opens a two-part series on the fascinating activities of the British South Africa Police Reserve Air Wing, staffed by civilians flying privately-owned aircraft

BRINGING AFRICA TOGETHER Pt 1
Airline historian Maurice Wickstead charts the genesis and early years of Ethiopian Air Lines, which in partnership with TWA created one of Africa’s most successful carriers

FAR-FLUNG FLYCATCHER
In 1929 a sole example of the Fairey Flycatcher naval biplane was sent to Argentina for trials; Ricardo M. Lezon and Matthew Willis use newly found documents to fill in the details of this little-known Latin American adventure

AMERICAN AVIATORS IN JAPAN Pt 2
In the second of his two articles on American aviation pioneers in Japan, Edward M. Young focuses the spotlight on Art Smith, Katherine Stinson and Frank Champion

SWEDEN’S CARIBBEAN CONNECTION
In the mid-1950s Sweden became an important supplier of both expertise and flying hardware to the Dominican Republic’s fledgling air arm, as Leif Hellström explains

SHORT’S EMPIRE LANDPLANE
Famous for its iconic series of pre-war flying-boats, Short Bros, led by designer Arthur Gouge, also designed a landplane airliner; Ralph Pegram investigates the S.32

WINGS OVER BAGHDAD
Established as a British-mandated territory in 1920, Iraq quickly set about developing its own air power; Lennart Andersson surveys the first two decades of the Royal Iraqi Air Force, obliged to “buy British” (but didn’t always . . .)

ARMCHAIR AVIATION

LOST & FOUND

AUGUSTO SEVERO: CONQUEROR OF THE WINDS
Captivated by birdflight and inspired by the advances being made by pioneers of lighter-than-air flying in France, Brazilian Augusto Severo became determined to make a success of his semi-rigid airship designs or die trying; sadly, it was the latter, as Rodrigo Mouri Visoni relates

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