21st Profile

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Key Facts

Availability: News-stand
Issues / Year: 12
ISSN: 0961-8120
Barcode: ?
First Year: 1991
Last Year: 1992
Publisher: 21st Profile Ltd
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Main Genre: Aircraft Types
Aviation Only? Yes
Current Status: Ceased

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Subtitled: The Magazine that Profiles Aircraft of the World. This was a 30 page glossy A4 size magazine, containing features on (typically) four different aircraft types in each issue – in a similar style to the old ‘Profile Publications’ series of the late 1960s and early 1970s. The profiles covered the design, development and evolution of the different versions of each type, but devoted little space to their operational use. Coverage included b+w photos, colour profiles, original manufacturers drawings, specifications, serial numbers etc. The majority of aircraft types featured were from World War Two, with some older types and a few post-war jets to give some variety. Note: Although called ‘Twentyfirst Profile’ on the front cover, the magazine referred to itself as ’21st Profile’.

Publishing History

First issue dated April 1991. Originally published monthly, but publication later became somewhat erratic and ceased with issue No.17.
The publisher was Edward Shacklady and the Editor Eric B Morgan, with colour drawings from Richard Ward (of ‘Aircam’ fame).

Contents/Issues Produced

[*] Contents Listing, Nos.1 – 17

Digital Access

No digital versions of back issues appear to be available.

Special Issues

No special issues were produced.

Further information

[No WorldCat entry]

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3 thoughts on “21st Profile

  1. dear sir I have profile magazine number 29 the junkers ju88A,on the back cover there is picture of a mistel s1, what i would like to now is with permission could i scan it for a magazine. I have written artical about a luftwaffe pilot who flew this mistel s1 in 1944. could you advise me A.S.A.P kind regards Peter Elliott

  2. In the remarks it states: “Publication … ceased with issue No.17” but contributor Peter Elliott says he has issue number 29. How many more issues are there?

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