The Aviation Historian: Issue 38

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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

AIRBUS INDUSTRIE: BRITAIN’S RETURN
Following his examination of the early years of Airbus in TAH28, Professor Keith Hayward FRAeS explores the political background to the UK’s return to the fold in 1978

TRIAL & TERROR
French aviation historian Jöel Mesnard describes the genesis and limited development of France’s ill-conceived and ill-fated experimental naval jet fighters of the late 1940s

THE FLYING FASHIONISTA
Ivy Hassard (née Pearce) became a household name in Australian fashion later in life, but few realise she also had a distinguished flying career in her younger years. Natasha Heap profiles this pioneering Queensland aviatrix

BRITISH-BUILT BRISTOL-ENGINED SUPERFORTS?
Clive Richards, former senior researcher at the Air Historical Branch, investigates wartime documents detailing prospective plans to build Boeing B-29s in the UK

RHODESIA’S BUSH EAGLES Pt 2
Guy Ellis concludes his two-part series on the activities of the British South Africa Police Reserve Air Wing, staffed by civilians flying armed privately-owned aircraft

BRINGING AFRICA TOGETHER Pt 2
Airline historian Maurice Wickstead rounds off his two-part history of Ethiopian Air Lines, the first international airline to be established by a wholly African state

GOODYEAR’S TERRA CAMPAIGN
In 1956 the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company used a Stinson Voyager to test its new rugged go-anywhere “Terra-Tires” for light aircraft, as Nick Stroud relates

SHARPENING THE SCIMITAR
Despite the company’s pedigree as the producer of the timeless Spitfire, Supermarine’s last fighter was “a flying brick”. Paul J. Stoddart FRAeS compares the Scimitar with its American contemporaries and asks: what could have been done — if anything — to make it world-class?

THE KING’S BREGUETS
Albert Grandolini takes a look at the “French Connection” that helped establish Siamese air power after the First World War and traces the Siamese career of the Breguet 14

HI-DE-HI FLYERS!
British holiday camp doyen Billy Butlin owned his own fleet of light aircraft and made pleasure-flying a big part of the Butlin’s holiday experience, as Grant Peerless explains

OUTSIDE EDGE
Guy Inchbald traces the history of the outboard horizontal stabiliser concept, which offers aerodynamic advantages and drawbacks, and which appears to have found its niche in the passenger-carrying spaceships of tomorrow

ARMCHAIR AVIATION

LOST & FOUND

THE CIA’S DEFECTION DECEPTION
In April 1961 the CIA hatched Project JMFURY, in which a Douglas B-26 flown by a Cuban “defector” would land in Miami to promote the idea of widespread military discord in Castro’s Cuba. It didn’t work, as Leif Hellström reveals

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